Boston University, Mechanical Engineering Department

Position ID:BU-ME-POP [#23935]
Position Title: Professor of the Practice
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Mechanical Engineering / manufacturing and product development, engineering design
Appl Deadline: (posted 2022/12/05, listed until 2023/06/05)
Position Description:    

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As part of our ongoing effort to enhance our curriculum and student experience, the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Boston University invites applications for an Associate Professor or Professor of the Practice position beginning in July 2023. A Professor of the Practice influences the mechanical engineering education at BU by sharing their real-world engineering knowledge and experience with their students. They help to shape students by inspiring them to synthesize innovative solutions and to successfully apply the engineering skills and theories learned in other courses. This an important and exciting opportunity not only for the Professor of the Practice position, but for the students as well.

Are you driven by the success of those you mentor or manage? Are you motivated to give back in a highly meaningful manner to the engineering profession? Does the reward of watching students grow and mature due to your contributions excite you? It excites us too, and we welcome your application.

The successful candidate will be responsible for, and committed to, delivering excellent courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level, with an emphasis on courses relating to engineering design, product development, and manufacturing. There will be opportunities to contribute in other areas of the Mechanical Engineering curriculum and to take advantage of the Engineering Product and Innovation Center (EPIC), a 15,000 sq.ft. engineering and manufacturing center with a mission to prepare students to work in, and design for, the industries of the future.

Applicants for the position must have a Masters or PhD in Mechanical Engineering, or a related field, in addition to significant industrial expertise in engineering, design, manufacturing or manufacturing systems. Passionate and articulate individuals with demonstrated excellence in teaching applicable courses, a track record of industrial leadership and/or public speaking are ideal candidates.

This position is a renewable, three-year, non-tenure track appointment with full benefits. Salary will be provided for the 9-month academic year with options for summer salary including summer classes and various outreach programs. Instructional faculty in the Mechanical Engineering department are expected to teach multiple courses per academic year (typically, four to six) with multiple sections of the same course counting towards that total.

The MechE department has 48 primary faculty members including 40 tenure-track and 8 teaching faculty. Undergraduate and graduate enrollments are approximately 550 and 250 students, respectively. Our BS degree in MechE allows for optional departmental concentrations in aerospace engineering and manufacturing engineering and college-wide concentrations in energy technologies, nanotechnology, and technology innovation. At the graduate level, the department offers Masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Product Design and Manufacture, and Robotics and Autonomous Systems, as well as a PhD in Mechanical Engineering.

Boston University is an AAU institution with a rich tradition of inclusion and social justice and a commitment to broadening participation of underrepresented groups in engineering. Beyond its research and academic activities, BU has a lively, urban campus situated along the banks of the Charles River in Boston’s historic Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood. The campus and surrounding areas offer limitless opportunities for recreational activities, from world-class art and performances to sporting events and fine dining.

Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter that describes how your industrial experience is a good match for the (Associate) Professor of the Practice role 2) a teaching statement that describes your teaching philosophy and experience, 3) a diversity statement that describes how you, through your teaching and leadership, will contribute to our goal to engender a more inclusive and diverse environment, 4) a current CV and 5) three references with their contact information. Applications will be considered immediately and for as long as the job remains open. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to apply early.

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Further Info:
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Boston University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
110 Cummington Mall, Room 101
Boston, MA 02215