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Assistant/Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Position summary

The Physics & Engineering Department, in the College of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics at Vincennes University, has a faculty opening at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank. The Department is seeking applicants to teach a variety of courses at the undergraduate level, including mechanical engineering (Structures, Thermodynamics, Engineering Graphics, Statics, and Dynamics), physics, and mathematics. Beginning in January 2016, this is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position, with benefits, reporting to the Chair of the Physics & Engineering Department, and which has the potential to become tenure track.

Job Requirements/Experience

• Candidates should have the interest and expertise to teach a variety of mechanical engineering, physics, and mathematics courses (ranging from developmental and technical, to college entry level and intermediate level) in an open access college setting.

• Minimum qualification is a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a Master’s Degree and 18 graduate hours in mechanical engineering. An exceptional candidate without the MS may be considered if s/he is willing to put into place, and make progress on, an educational plan to earn the master’s degree.

• Knowledge of assessment and data-driven decision making.


The successful candidate must:

• be able to incorporate a variety of teaching strategies and technologies in the classroom.

• be able to encourage and assist new students to develop skills and confidence.

• be able to provide a challenging environment for the highly skilled student.

• possess excellent interpersonal skills.

• participate in activities for recruiting and retaining students.

Primary responsibilities

• Teach undergraduate, developmental, and technical courses in engineering, physics, and mathematics.

• Serve as an academic advisor, and participate in related student success activities.

• Participate in recruitment and retention initiatives and activities.

• Participate in the development and implementation of assessment, including learning outcomes, at the course, program, college, and university levels.

• Participate in research and service, including serving on departmental, college, and university committees.

• Other duties as assigned.

Required Documents

• Cover letter with a description of teaching interests and experience.

• Resume or curriculum vitae.

• Copies of transcripts verifying educational degree (official transcripts required upon offer of employment).

• Portfolio artifacts (including teaching philosophy).

• Names and contact information of three references.

Submit required documentation to:

Vincennes University Office of Human Resources

    1002 N. First Street
    Vincennes, In  47591

    Or via email: jobs@vinu.edu

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