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Visiting Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Purpose:
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maine invites applications for a three-year, fixed-length Visiting Assistant Professor position with an appointment starting date of September 1, 2018.
# of Months:
9
Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications:
Candidates must have expertise in structural dynamics or solid mechanics, and candidates with computational expertise will be preferred. The position requires a strong commitment to teaching fundamental and advanced courses in the same subject areas as well as effective written and oral communication skills. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to conduct collaborative research with colleagues in the College of Engineering. A B.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or a closely related discipline is required at the time of appointment. Prior academic or industry experience is highly desirable.
The University of Maine is a comprehensive Land Grant College Doctoral Research Extensive University with an enrollment of more than 11,000 students and research expenditures of more than $50 million per year. The College of Engineering has five departments. The Department of Mechanical Engineering has an ABET-accredited B.S. program with an undergraduate enrollment of about 400 students. The graduate program offers both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, and enrolls over 40 students. The Department also offers a concentration in Aerospace Engineering, while faculty offer courses which support interdisciplinary minors in Marine Engineering, Renewable Energy Engineering, and Robotics. Collaborative research opportunities throughout the university include the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, the Aging Initiative, the Forest Bioproducts Research Institute, Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, and the Climate Change Institute. Interdisciplinary research is strongly encouraged and represents unique areas of opportunity at the University of Maine.? More inforation about the Department of Mechanical Engineering can be found at https://umaine.edu/mecheng/?.
Appropriate background checks are required.
All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence, and Sexual Harassment.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a one-page statement each of teaching and research interests, and names and addresses (including e-mail and phone) of at least three references via "Apply For Position" below. You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form. Review of applications with begin on April 15, 2018 . Materials received after that date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Incomplete applications cannot be considered.
The University of Maine System is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status and gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran's status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. Please contact the Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 N. Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469 at 207-581-1226 (voice), TTY 711 (Maine Relay System), or equal.opportunity@maine.edu with questions or concerns.
Length:
Academic Year (Sept-May)
Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Research Philosophy, Resume/CV, Teaching Philosophy



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