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Job ID: 134068

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
George Washington University

Date Posted Dec. 2, 2019
Title Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
University George Washington University
Washington, D.C., United States
Department Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2020
  • Professor
    Associate Professor
    Core Faculty
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautics
    Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at The George Washington (GW) University in Washington DC, invites applications for a Professor of Practice position beginning as early as Fall 2020. The appointment will be made at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Practice rank depending on the successful candidate’s experience. GW has a history of supporting faculty with practice-of titles who are educators, practitioners, and scholars, and the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering department has set high standards in providing a teaching and work environment in which practice-of faculty will thrive. The George Washington University is the largest academic institution in the nation’s capital. The exceptional location affords the GW community unique cultural and intellectual opportunities.

The Professor of Practice may be assigned to teach courses in their areas of expertise throughout the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, including mechanical design and capstone design courses. Once familiar with program requirements, the Professor of the Practice may advise undergraduate Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering majors and will participate in course curriculum development.

An initial multi-year appointment will be offered in accordance with the University’s Faculty Code. Professor of Practice faculty typically teach three courses per semester, with graduate and undergraduate teaching assistant support.

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants for the Professor of Practice position must be highly effective classroom teachers who can demonstrate excellent educational leadership and organizational skills. They must have a strong commitment to and demonstrated excellence in teaching as well as developing innovative teaching models; have the ability to help oversee an undergraduate program (advising, program oversight, and student support).

Applicants at the Professor of Practice level must provide examples of academic, scholarly, and educational success outside the classroom that have resulted in, or have the potential to result in, significant advancements in engineering and engineering education. They must demonstrate commitment to educating a broad and diverse group of students and in working to increase the participation and success of students from groups underrepresented in engineering. A Ph.D. in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or a related area, by date of appointment is required.

Inquiries and Application:
To inquire, please send email to or call 202-994-9800. To apply, complete the online faculty application, at and upload: (1) a detailed curriculum vitae or resume; (2) a statement of teaching interest regarding teaching philosophy and experience, including evidence of commitment to promoting inclusion and diversity; (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. teaching evaluations or summaries); (4) a short cover letter describing your background and interests in teaching undergraduates at George Washington University and in promoting inclusion and diversity in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering; (5) a statement of research interest (e.g. research with a pedagogical focus in engineering education), (6) and include full contact information for at least five professional references. Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

  • The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

    With one of the highest percentages of women engineering students nationally, the School of Engineering and Applied Science is fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We welcome nominations of and applications from women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities. We also welcome others who would bring additional aspects of diversity to the university’s research, teaching and service missions.

    Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

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