The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Oakland University invites applications to a job-security track position at the rank of Special Instructor in the broad areas of engineering mechanics/vibrations and controls. The appointment would be effective as early as January 2019 or as late as August 2019.
We seek applicants with teaching interests related to some of the following: 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.
An earned M.S. or equivalent degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field.
Special Instructions to Applicants::
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, a statement on diversity, and unofficial transcripts. Letter writers will be contacted by the online hiring system. An application is considered complete when all required information is received.
The diversity statement describes interests or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion, e.g., through mentoring, pedagogy, activism, faculty recruitment/retention, or research on issues related to diversity and social inequality.
Review of applications will begin the middle of November 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions can be sent to the search committee chair, Professor Yin-Ping (Daniel) Chang, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internal Number: 15110
About Oakland University
As a state-supported institution of higher education, Oakland University has a three-fold mission. It offers instructional programs of high quality that lead to degrees at the baccalaureate, master?s and doctoral levels, as well as programs in continuing education; it advances knowledge and promotes the arts through research, scholarship, and creative activity; and it renders significant public service. In all its activities, the university strives to exemplify educational leadership in a diverse and inclusive environment.