The J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering at Texas A&M University invites applications for one full time, open rank Academic Professional Track (Non-Tenure) position at the assistant lecturer, lecturer, senior lecturer, instructional assistant professor, instructional associate professor, instructional professor, associate professor of practice, professor of practice, visiting assistant professor, visiting associate professor, and visiting professor level with a 9-month academic appointment, and the possibility of an additional summer appointment contingent upon need and availability of funds, beginning fall 2020. The successful applicant will be required to teach undergraduate students in courses in the mechanical engineering discipline. Applicants with engineering education pedagogical research expertise will be given priority. The successful applicant is expected to participate in all aspects of the department’s activities and serve the profession.
The J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas has a strong local, national, and international reputation as a premier undergraduate and graduate education and research program. The department has 63 tenured or tenure track faculty and 18 research and teaching professionals that support our teaching, research and service missions. The department has over 250 Ph.D. students critical to our mission. Our doctoral program produces highly trained mechanical engineers for placement as professors and researchers at competitive universities, in industries in Texas, the nation, and internationally, and as researchers in national laboratories. There is also a large M.S. program with over 200 students that are an integral part of the research enterprise of the department. Mechanical engineering graduate students are supported by a broad spectrum of funding sources, including federal and international research grants, industrial contracts, and through major research centers, such as the Turbomachinery Laboratory and the Energy Systems Laboratory.
Texas A&M University is located in the twin cities of Bryan and College Station, TX, with a population of more than 273,000, and is conveniently located in a triangle formed by Dallas, Houston and Austin. Texas A&M has more than 69,300 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled. Research expenditures at Texas A&M total more than $922 million annually, ranking in the top tier of universities nationwide. With an endowment valued at more than $11.5 billion, the university ranks third among U.S. public universities and eighth overall. Texas A&M is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and having policies that contribute to work-life balance. For more information visit http://dof.tamu.edu/Faculty-Resources/CURRENT-FACULTY/Faculty-Work-Life. With close to 700 faculty members and more than 20,000 students, the College of Engineering is one of the largest engineering schools in the country. The college is ranked eighth in graduate studies and eighth in undergraduate programs among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report, with seven of the college’s 14 departments ranked in the Top 10. The college is also ranked 3rd in research expenditures by the American Society for Engineering Education.
(APT) Candidates for academic professional track titles as instructional faculty must have a masters or doctoral degree in a closely related engineering or science discipline. (Visiting Professor levels) Applicants must have a doctoral degree in a closely related engineering or science discipline for the visiting professor levels. (Professor of Practice levels) Applicants must have, at the minimum, an earned master’s level degree or at least 18 graduate credit hours in the teaching discipline for professor of practice level titles. We will also consider applicants with a bachelor’s degree and significant professional experience.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, diversity statement and a list of four references (including postal addresses, phone numbers and email addresses) by applying for this specific position at http://apply.interfolio.com/76801. Applications received after that date may be considered until position(s) are filled. It is anticipated the appointment(s) will begin fall 2020.
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