SPECIAL INSTRUCTOR POSITION
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Oakland University invites applications to two job-security track positions at the rank of Special Instructor in the broad areas of fluid/thermal sciences and engineering mechanics/vibrations and controls. The appointments would be effective as early as August 2018.
We seek applicants with teaching interests related to some of the following in either fields: (1) fluid and thermal sciences (including thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer); (2) engineering mechanics – statics and dynamics, mechanics of materials, vibrations and controls, and machine design. An earned Masters or equivalent degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field, strong communications skills, and commitment to excellence in teaching, are required. Prior industrial or teaching experience is desirable and candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion. The successful candidate will be expected to teach mechanical engineering courses and laboratories in some of the areas listed above and to work with faculty on course and curriculum development. Service activities are also expected.
The Mechanical Engineering Department has 18 full time faculty members who are dedicated to excellence in research, teaching and service. The department hosts four centers: Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, Fastening and Joining Research Institute, Automotive Tribology Center and the Clean Energy Research Center all of which are active in research. Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral research institution located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 132 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing. Oakland University is a state-supported institution of about 20,000 students and is located at the intellectual center of the global automotive industry and the surrounding area offers many social, cultural and recreational activities.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, a statement on diversity and unofficial transcripts to http://jobs.oakland.edu/postings/13925. Review of applications will begin in mid-June, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions can be sent to the search committee chair, Professor Daniel Chang, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oakland University is a recipient of an NSF grant toward the advancement of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields and encourages applications from women and minorities.