Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice

Jan 04, 2017
Feb 06, 2017
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice Position

Department of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering
North Dakota State University

The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at North Dakota State University (NDSU) seeks qualified applicants for a non-tenure track faculty position (9 month) with a title of Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice. We are particularly looking for candidates who can operate effectively in a diverse community of students and faculty and share in our vision of becoming nationally recognized and respected for excellence in engineering education, research, and service to local and regional industries.

The candidate will be expected to teach a broad variety of undergraduate courses in the mechanical engineering curriculum, with a focus in the area of mechanical or thermal design and analysis. The following specialization areas are of particular interest:  computer aided design (CAD); finite element analysis (FEA); and supervision of design projects. Candidates in these and related areas are strongly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications: The candidate must have a BS and MS degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field, with a minimum of eight years of industry experience, or a PhD with four years of industry experience. In addition, the candidate must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to advise undergraduate students, the ability to teach a diverse range of courses, and a willingness to work collaboratively with other faculty and staff in the department.

Preferred Qualifications: A PhD Degree in Mechanical engineering or related field. Licensure as a Professional Engineer. Prior teaching experience in engineering courses.

As North Dakota’s Land-Grant University, NDSU and specifically the ME Department continues to educate undergraduate and graduate students in the fundamentals of the discipline, prepare graduates to effectively function in society in the field of their choice, and provide the learning skills to adapt to evolving personal and professional goals. In addition, we develop and maintain high quality research programs in traditional and emerging areas that build on the diverse strengths of the faculty, foster interdisciplinary collaborations, and address national and global needs. Finally, we serve the needs of the profession, the state of North Dakota, and regional industries to promote and enhance economic development opportunities.

Please see for more information regarding the position and specific application requirements.  Screening will begin February 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or veterans status;. The search is being conducted in compliance with North Dakota Open Records laws.

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