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Dickinson State University | Dickinson, North Dakota
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Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Position #00014519

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Position #00014519

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of North Dakota invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor beginning August 16, 2019.

The UND Mechanical Engineering program offers combined Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME)/Master of Science (with a major in Mechanical Engineering), BSME/Master of Engineering degrees, and graduate programs leading to either the Master of Science (MS) or Master of Engineering (MEngr) degrees.

Duties & Responsibilities

The successful applicant must have a demonstrated dedication to excellence in engineering education and the potential to develop an externally-funded research program related to the thermal fluid science stem of mechanical engineering that integrates with existing and planned initiatives in the Department including, but not limited to, promoting energy security and environmental sustainability and/or dricing world-changing developments of UAS. The successful applicant will have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills and the ability to work closely with local industry. The successful applicant will have the following primary responsibilities and duties:

* Instruction and research in the thermal fluid science stem of mechanical engineering;
* Teaching a 2/2 course load in mechanical engineering, both on-campus and at-a-distance, potentially including both classroom and laboratory settings. Initial appointment may include a reduced teaching load (e.g. 2/1 or 1/2 course load) to initiate research activity;
* Advising students in course planning and fulfilling graduation requirements;
* Communicating effectively in English with students, families, faculty, staff and other professional colleagues in person and at-a-distance (phone, email, etc.);
* Utilizing computer hardware and software to carry out teaching, research, and service responsibilities to the mechanical engineering department;
* Operating laboratory equipment and instrumentation found in mechanical engineering laboratories;
* Participating in department, school/university, and professional service activities;
* Conducting engineering scholarly activities including grant preparation and submission, mentoring of graduate student researchers, publication of results, and development of an externally funded research program; and
* Engaging in research supporting 2 Grand Challenges at UND, namely (1) Promote energy security and environmental sustainability and/or (2) Drive the world-changing developments of UAS.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

* PhD degree in mechanical engineering or a closely related field (e.g. Aerospace or Aeronautical Engineering).
* Experience in the thermal fluid science stem of mechanical engineering.

Preferred Qualifications

* Industrial experience in thermal science or mechanical engineering generally.
* Teaching experience in thermal fluid science at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
* Research experience in energy security and environmental sustainability and/or world-changing developments of UAS system.
* Experience or demonstrated ability working with diverse groups.

To Apply: For full consideration, applicants should submit a resume, 4-page statement of teaching and research interests, and the names and contact information of three (3) references by January 4, 2019. Position is open until filled.

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In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identify and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Note: Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

UND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran's status and disability status on the form found at http://und.edu/affirmative-action/apcontrolcard.cfm. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

ND Veteran's Preference

North Dakota Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university's policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years' of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at http://und.edu/discover/_files/docs/annual-security-report.pdf. You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND 58202.This position is subject to a criminal history record check.

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