Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering - Georgia Southern University in Statesboro Georgia

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Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia 3046-8046

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor in the areas of Automotive, Vehicle and/or Machine Design and Simulation.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the mission of the department by: (1) developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate-level lecture and laboratory courses; (2) establishing a funded research program that partners with University colleagues, graduate students, undergraduate students, government agencies and/or regional industry; and (3) engaging in professional service.

Reporting to the chair of the department, the position of assistant professor requires an ability to perform teaching, service and research responsibilities.  Candidates must have an appropriate terminal degree in the field of Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline. The faculty member in this position is required to: (1) develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses (lecture and laboratory); (2) supervise MS-level theses and undergraduate projects; (3) pursue scholarly activities (including funded research in the field, writing and managing grants, and preparing peer-reviewed publications); (4) engage in academic mentoring; (5) assist in program assessment and execution of the department’s continuous improvement plan; (6) participate in appropriate professional service; and (7) participate in professional activities and organizations. The position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D., D.Eng. or equivalent degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline by August 1, 2016
  • A B.S. or equivalent degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline.
  • Effective English communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to develop and teach lectures and laboratories in courses such as Machine Design, Mechanism Design, Capstone Design, Automotive Design and Analysis, Automotive Dynamics, Stability and Performance, Vehicle Testing and Development, and Vibrations and Preventive Maintenance
  • Demonstrated potential to conduct research in the relevant field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Relevant professional/industrial experience
  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) licensure
  • Previous teaching experience
  • Ability to develop and teach lectures and/or laboratory courses in the areas of Dynamics of Rigid Bodies, Engineering Graphics, Solid Modeling and Analysis, Statics, Numerical Methods in Engineering, and/or other courses related to the position
  • Experience with software such as AutoCAD, SolidWorks and Adams
  • Record of scholarship and participation in professional activities
  • Experience with ABET accreditation and/or continuous quality improvement activities
  • Ability to mentor professional student organizations and teams

More information about the institution is available through or

The full text advertisement, including information about the department, faculty, and the complete position announcement with all qualifications and application instructions, is available at Screening of applications begins November 19, 2015, and continues until the position is filled. Georgia is an open records state. Georgia Southern is an AA/EO institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.

Keyword Phrases

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering Simulation
  • Automotive
  • Vehicle Simulation
  • Automotive Design
  • Vehicle Design
  • Machine Design
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Competitive
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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