The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Auburn University invites applications for a full-timeProfessor of Practice or Lecturer position to begin January 10, 2024. This position is a non-tenure track academic year appointment, with primary responsibilities to act as Director of the Nuclear Power Generations Systems (NPGS) minor and teach a selection of courses within the NPGS program. The position is renewable annually and summer teaching opportunities could also be available, both subject to availability of funds. The successful candidate is expected to bring experience, innovation, enthusiasm, technology, and leadership to the NPGS program. A typical teaching load will be three courses per semester, which includes course and laboratory development and management activities. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The NPGS minor at Auburn University was founded in 2011 with a mission to prepare and inspire students to pursue a career within the commercial nuclear power generation industry through classroom instruction, hands-on laboratory exercises, subject matter expert (SME) guest speakers, field trips, and internship and leadership opportunities. The program has graduated more than 140 students and has a current enrollment of more than 70 students representing all engineering majors. The responsibilities of the NPGS director include curriculum development and continuous improvement, maintaining and expanding the state of the art NPGS teaching lab capabilities, coordinating SME guest speakers and field trips, obtaining scholarship funding and administering the scholarship program, working with the commercial nuclear power industry to provide students with internship and co-op opportunities, promoting the NPGS program across campus and the commercial nuclear power industry, recruiting students into the NPGS program, providing NPGS students with leadership opportunities and career advice, and working closely with Auburn’s NPGS Industry Advisory board to ensure that the students completing the program have the requisite experiences and skills for a successful career within the commercial nuclear power industry.