Open Rank Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering

The University of Jamestown is seeking a full-time faculty member in Mechanical Engineering to begin in the fall of 2019. The selected individual will develop and teach a variety of courses in the Mechanical Engineering Department including dynamics, control systems, and vibrations. Other duties include program-building, student advising, and service to the university. Research activities and additional course development are highly encouraged. Qualified candidates should have a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates as well as knowledge of pedagogical theory in STEM fields.

The position requires a minimum of Master’s degree in mechanical engineering or a closely related field from an accredited institution. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. as well as those who have demonstrated excellence in teaching.

Preferred Qualifications/Skills:

Technical background in classical and modern control theory, dynamic systems, practical industrial control applications, microcontroller and hardware in the loop implementations, mechatronics, autonomous systems, robotics or advanced vibrations.
Familiarity with ADAMS and SolidWorks software.
Interest in laboratory-based, hands-on instruction.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy to A statement of research interests is not required but will be accepted. Review of applications will begin January 31, 2019.

The Department of Engineering was started in 2016. It is currently offering a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and plans to graduate its first students in 2020. The Department combines a rigorous professional education with the goals of a liberal arts institution to create engineering graduates who are leaders and critical thinkers.

The University of Jamestown is an AA/EO employer.

University of Jamestown at a glance

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Campus Demographics

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1,100 students from 30 states and 20 countries
(Undergraduate 2017)

Student to Faculty Ratio - 12:1