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Assistant Professor of Practice in Mechanical Engineering
Stony Brook University

Date Posted Feb. 7, 2020
Title Assistant Professor of Practice in Mechanical Engineering
University Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY, United States
Department Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline 6/4/2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
  • Mechanical Engineering

Lecturer 10 - Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Stony Brook University: Provost Office: College of Engineering and Applied Sciences: Mechanical Engineering
Location: Stony Brook, NY
Open Date: Feb 4, 2020
Deadline: Jun 4, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Assistant Professor of Practice in Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stony Brook University invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Practice position to start in August, 2020. This is a non-tenure track teaching position with a three-year renewable contract, based on satisfactory performance review and availability of funding for the position.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties and responsibilities include: teaching, revising, and developing undergraduate and graduate courses, and may include both online as well as face-to-face instruction in one or more of the following core mechanical engineering areas: machine design, dynamics and control, solid mechanics, thermal sciences and fluid mechanics. The Mechanical Engineering department is looking for faculty candidates with a passion for teaching and a desire to develop a career in engineering education. Teaching assignments will be made according to background and experience and will consist of up to four courses per semester. The faculty member will also contribute to continuous curriculum improvement, student outcome assessment for ABET accreditation, and developing new educational initiatives. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in department, university, and professional service activities. Faculty candidates with experience or willingness to engage in activities that contribute to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply. The position requires the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and to develop and maintain an effective working relationship with faculty, students, and staff.

Campus Description:
Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute.

Special Notes:
This is a non-tenure track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously.

Anticipated Start Date: August, 2020.

Required Qualifications:

PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related engineering discipline. In lieu of a Ph.D., an MS degree in mechanical engineering with at least 8 years of experience in industry as well as at least one-year college level teaching experience in mechanical engineering will also be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:
PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a related engineering field from an institution with ABET accredited programs. Experienced in machine design, dynamics and control related courses. Previous Industrial experience.

Application Instructions
Applicants need to electronically submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter that addresses how you meet the required and preferred qualifications for the position, Statement of teaching philosophy and interests in existing and new undergraduate and graduate courses (maximum 2 pages), and the names and contact information for three references. Please apply here with your required documents: Applications received before March 9th, 2020 will be given full consideration, however, the search will continue until the position is filled.

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The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

If you need a disability-related accommodation, please call the university office of institutional diversity and equity at (631)632-6280.

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