Utah State University

Professional Practice Assistant Professor

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 5 months ago(5/20/2021 7:08 PM)
Requisition ID
2021-3688
# of Openings
2
Job Locations
US-UT-Logan
Category (Portal Searching)
Faculty
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Faculty
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100%
College
College of Engineering
Department
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience

Overview

The Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department at Utah State University seeks applicants for two full-time academic year Professional Practice Assistant Professor positions (non-tenure track, open rank). These positions have an anticipated start date of Fall 2021. The primary responsibilities are developing and teaching application-based graduate-level courses in mechanical engineering. Duties include instruction and curriculum development in the master level composite materials and structures engineering, or other relevant mechanical engineering courses as assigned by the department head. In addition, the successful candidates will help the department develop a Master Program in Composite Materials Engineering as part of the Center for Advanced Composite Materials and Structures. The position requires an M.S. or Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering or a closely related field, and a broad range of knowledge in mechanical engineering and composite materials and structures topics. Industrial and/or research laboratory experience is highly desirable.

Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing and teaching application-based courses in mechanical engineering. Duties include instruction and curriculum development in the master level composite materials and structures engineering, or other mechanical engineering courses as assigned by the department head.
  • Help the department develop Master Program in Composite Materials & Structures Engineering.
  • Creating or improving existing labs, including problem-based composite materials labs.
  • Actively participating in assigned committees, including curriculum and accreditation assignments.
  • Other duties as assigned by the department head.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • MS in mechanical engineering, or a closely related discipline relevant to the department.
  • At least 3 years of industrial or research lab experience in composite materials engineering.
  • Effective teaching or mentoring experience.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills.

Priority will be given to candidates who have:

  • PhD in mechanical engineering, or a closely related field.
  • 5+ years of industrial or research lab experience in composite materials engineering.
  • Effective teaching or mentoring experience.
  • Successful experience in research centers or team management.
  • Additional experience and expertise in composite materials & structures and aerospace engineering industry.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1) Resume/ CV to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under "Resume/CV"

2) Cover Letter to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under "Other Documents 1-10"

3) Teaching Philosophy to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under "Other Documents 1-10"

4) Contact Information of 3 References

 

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience

ADA

Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

The MAE department has experienced significant growth over the past decade, with enrollments of approximately 800 undergraduate and 100 graduate students, and is the largest department in the College of Engineering. The department offers MS and PhD degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering. USU is the nearest PhD-granting institution in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering to the Idaho National Laboratory, and is also in close proximity to Hill Air Force Base and other defense related industries. We are ideally situated in a high mountain valley where an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities is available.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.

 

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

 

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

 

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

 

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of EducationOffice of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

 

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

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