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Professor and Chair - Mechanical Engineering
Marshall University

Date Posted Aug. 31, 2020
Title Professor and Chair - Mechanical Engineering
University Marshall University
Huntington, WV, United States
Department College of Engineering and Computer Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Mechanical Engineering

The position is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track / Mechanical Engineering. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. An endowed chair is possible for a highly qualified candidate. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, the successful applicant will report as Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department to the Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences, and will contribute to the following: preparation for and compliance with ABET accreditation criteria, management of program assessment and continuous improvement process, preparation of related reports, and leadership in other accreditation-related activities. The successful candidate will lead the development of curricula and programs of study, and work to expand the Department faculty to support new program areas of emphases. The successful candidate will be expected establish and enhance relationships with constituency groups such as regional employers and the program Advisory Board; develop a cooperative education program; participate in fundraising activities; and other related administrative duties as required. The successful candidate will support the development and mentoring of department faculty members, and work to facilitate research by undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate will also support the University’s general education curriculum, with its emphasis on a common First-Year Seminar and core curriculum courses that enhance student’s critical thinking skills and the College’s support of interdisciplinary programs of study.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering. Strong evidence of leadership and administrative capabilities is required. The candidate must have the ability to manage and lead accreditation activities, including experience with the ABET accreditation process. A successful record of teaching in undergraduate and graduate mechanical engineering courses is required. The candidate should have a clear vision regarding Mechanical Engineering education, strong communication skills, and experience with collaborative projects and consensus building. The candidate must have a record of sustained external research funding and publications. The candidate must be able to contribute to Marshall University’s commitment to cultural diversity and pluralism.

Preferred Qualifications: Research experience in an area that compliments existing initiatives of the Department is preferred. Industrial experience and/or professional licensure is advantageous.

Background: The Weisberg Department of Mechanical Engineering offers B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical engineering. The department is housed in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences (CECS), a multidisciplinary college with a wide range of faculty expertise and interests. A new building, the Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex, opened in 2015, and along with the adjacent Weisberg Family Engineering Lab Building, houses the department’s labs, classrooms, student collaboration centers, and faculty offices. More information about the department is available at:

Application Procedure: Submit application materials (including cover letter, teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, statement of teaching and research interests, and curriculum vitae) using Marshall University’s Human Resources Services website –
Position is open until filled, and review of applications will begin on October 15.

  • Marshall University is an AA/EO employer dedicated to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students. Marshall is also part of the NSF-LSAMP: Kentucky West Virginia Alliance for Minority Participation Project to increase both the total number of STEM degrees awarded and the number of STEM degrees awarded to underrepresented students. Successful women and minority applicants can benefit from these programs.

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