The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a fixed-term Teaching Specialist position in mechanical engineering with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2024. This position is initially renewable for a minimum of three years, with the possibility of extension based on the Department's teaching needs, fund availability, and performance. The primary duties for this position are teaching and service. While this position is offered on a fixed-term basis, we are actively seeking individuals who aspire to establish a lasting career in teaching and academic service at our institution.
The successful candidate must have earned at least a M.S. degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or closely equivalent. The candidate must have the ability to teach mechanical engineering courses, effectively communicate with undergraduate students, and work with graduate teaching assistants. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching academic-year offerings of mechanical engineering undergraduate courses, laboratories, and assist in the development of laboratory modules as needed. The preferred candidate will have expertise in aerospace engineering, however, candidates with expertise in all mechanical engineering areas will be considered. The anticipated teaching load will be three courses per semester during the academic year.
MSU enjoys a park-like campus in the city of East Lansing, adjacent to Lansing, the capital of Michigan. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of approximately half a million. Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education. Michigan State University is proactive in exploring opportunities for employment for dual-career couples, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU’s dual-career support can be found at https://worklife.msu.edu/dual-career. Information about WorkLife at MSU and the College of Engineering can be found at https://worklife.msu.edu/ and https://www.egr.msu.edu/about/resources/faculty-staff/worklife-at-engineering.
Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be received before November 1st, 2023
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Masters -Mechanical Engineering
The successful candidate must have earned at least a M.S. degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or closely equivalent. The candidate must have the ability to teach mechanical engineering courses, effectively communicate with undergraduate students, and work with graduate teaching assistants.
The preferred candidate will have expertise in aerospace engineering, however, candidates with expertise in all mechanical engineering areas will be considered.
Required Application Materials
Applicants must submit:
a detailed curriculum vitae,
a cover letter summarizing their qualifications,
a vision statement describing their teaching philosophy, including mentoring and outreach,
a vision statement describing their plans to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, and
the names and contact information of at least three professional references.
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