Purpose: The Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications for up to two academic year adjunct lecturers (AYALs) for the 2017-2018 academic year. The positions may range from 50% FTE to 100% FTE, depending on the department's needs and the candidate's qualifications. Areas of expertise:
Position 1, material science, thermodynamics, manufacturing, and analysis.
Position 2, dynamics, vibrations, control, and computer aided design. The full-time teaching load is 9 course equivalents (CEs) per academic year - taught over 3 academic quarters (fall, winter, spring). Generally, course equivalencies are: UNDERGRADUATE:
4 unit lecture = 1 CE
1 unit lab = 0.5 CE
1 unit lab with a teaching assistant (TA) = 0.25 GRADUATE:
4 unit lecture = 1 CE
2 unit lecture = 0.66 CE Course release(s) may be approved for advising/service to the Departments.
Salary: Depending on qualifications; benefits eligible
Basic Qualifications: The candidate should hold a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science.The candidate should have demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level and/or graduate level and have an understanding of the Santa Clara teaching-scholar model.
Responsibilities: A. Teaching undergraduate courses, undergraduate laboratories and graduate courses.1. Prepare and conduct all assigned class meetings, including associated laboratory sessions; 2. Assign and evaluate student work appropriately; 3. Be available to students for consultation outside of class; 4. Submit electronic copies of each syllabus, including approved expected learning outcomes, and examinations to the Chair of Mechanical Engineering; 5. Assign student grades appropriately and submit them to the Office of Student Records by the designated deadline; and 6. Comply with university and school policies, including those delineated in the School of Engineering Term Faculty Handbook. (http://cms.scu.edu/engineering/graduate/faculty/Faculty-Resource.cfm)B. Fulfilling other instructional or academic duties as assigned by the Chair of Mechanical Engineering or by the Dean of Engineering. Duties may include but are not limited to:1. attend department and school meetings 2. advise students 3. support assessment activities 4. manage lab spaces 5. develop equipment and experiments 6. support interactions with the technical community 7. participate and promote research activity.
Work Authorization: Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications will begin immediately, until the position is filled.All candidates must submit (1) a letter of application which includes the candidates qualifications and a statement of teaching interests, (2) a current Curriculum Vitae, and (3) contact information for three professional references.Unless requested to do so, applicants should not send letters of reference or transcripts.
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