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Instructor or Lecturer Mechanical Engineering Brookings

South Dakota State University

South Dakota State University Brookings SD United States

3 weeks ago

Institution South Dakota State University
Working Title Instructor or Lecturer
Posting Number F01174P...
Department SDSU-Mechanical Engineering
Physical Location of Position (City) Brookings
Posting Text
The Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering at South Dakota State University invites applicants for a 9-month, full-time, benefits-eligible, non tenure-track faculty position at the academic rank of instructor or lecturer in Mechanical Engineering with a tentative begin date of August 2023. This position is supervised by the Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department.

South Dakota State University promotes access to and opportunities for all to receive the benefit of and participate in education, research, and service and is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to this land-grant mission of access.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following
Teaching undergraduate and potentially graduate level courses or laboratories in the solid mechanics area, with emphasis on dynamics, vibrations, controls, sensors, and mechatronics.
Serve as an undergraduate academic advisor.
Serve as a mentor/advisor to student design competition teams.
Serve on department, college, and university committees as assigned.
Participate in departmental service and operations activities (such as recruiting, fundraising, assessment, etc.) as assigned.
Perform functions related to undergraduate program coordination, as assigned.
Other duties assigned by the Department Head.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Supervise instructional lab assistants and other technical/program support personnel as necessary.

Sponsorship is not available for this position; must be authorized to work in the United States.
Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering or closely related field by appointment date.
Technical background in solid mechanics/machine design.
Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills.

The preferred candidates’ B.S. degree will be from a school with an ABET-accredited B.S. program in Mechanical Engineering.
Documented evidence of teaching excellence.
Active use of, and/or contributions to the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Expertise or experience in using and/or teaching engineering software, including any or all of the following: Solidworks, MATLab and Simulink, ANSYS, Labview.
Experience with operating materials testing or dynamic systems laboratory equipment.
Laboratory teaching experience.
Expertise in acoustics or non-destructive testing.
Practical industry experience.

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, successful completion of a criminal background check.

South Dakota State University is a tobacco-free environment. It is university policy to maintain a drug-free environment and to thereby establish, promote, and maintain a safe and healthy working and learning environment for employees and students. This position is subject to South Dakota State University’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy 4:14.

Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Advertised Salary Commensurate with qualifications
Duration of the Term 9 months
If Other, describe duration
Appointment Percent 100%
Tenure Status Term
Proposed Rank Instructor Lecturer
Work Hours
40 hours per week on average
Typical Hours Worked Per Week 40 hours
Appointment Type Regular
Scope of Search External (includes Internal
Brookings SD USA

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