Assistant Professor (tenure-track) – Georgia Southern University

The Department of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computing invites applications and nominations for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering with emphasis in Material Processing and Material Science.

Position Description. Reporting to the chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering will be required to (1) develop and teach undergraduate and graduate lectures and labs; (2) develop a successful research program (including writing proposals and managing grants, obtaining external funding, and preparing peer reviewed scholarly publications) that engages both graduate and undergraduate students;  (3) supervise MSME theses and undergraduate projects; (4) assist in academic and professional mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students; (5) participate in program assessment and execution of a continuous improvement plan; and (6) participate in academic and professional service activities. The position is a 10-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned terminal degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field by August 1, 2022
  • B.S. (or equivalent) degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline
  • Effective communications skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to develop and teach discipline-specific lectures and laboratories at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives
  • Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing a strong and growing research and scholarship agenda and the production of research/creative activities as appropriate to the discipline

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The potential to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses such as:  Metals Machining, Joining & Processing, Materials Processing, Metallurgy, Composites, Metal Casting, and/or Materials Science
  • An ability to develop and teach undergraduate general engineering science lectures and laboratories (such as: Statics, Dynamics, Mechanics of Materials, Computational and Numerical Methods, Engineering Graphics, and/or Solid Modeling), Intro to Finite Element Analysis, and/or Capstone Design
  • The potential to develop funded research programs in appropriate applied and fundamental sub-discipline areas (such as polymers, ceramics, composites, metallic materials and casting processes, and heat treatment of metals)
  • An ability to proficiently use and provide instruction using software such as MATLAB, LabVIEW, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, and/or ANSYS
  • Relevant professional experience
  • A record of scholarship and participation in professional activities
  • Experience with ABET accreditation and/or continuous improvement activities

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
  • All work for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia, unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period of time within current policy. 
  • Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on campus.
  • Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses.  Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses.

Screening of applications begins November 24, 2021 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2022.  A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; brief teaching and research statements (2 pages max), and the name, address, association with the candidate, telephone number, and email address of at least five (5) professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically as a single pdf will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. Bishal Silwal, Search Chair, Search #67884

Georgia Southern University

Electronic mail:

Telephone: 912-478-0542

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