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Mechanical Engineering Adjunct Faculty

Company: George Mason University
Location: Fairfax
Posted on: February 11, 2024

Job Description:

Mechanical Engineering Adjunct Faculty


Fairfax, VA

Manassas, VA

Adjunct Faculty

Opening on: Nov 17 2023

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Department: College of Engineering and Computing
Job Category: Adjunct Faculty
Job Type: Part-Time
Location: Fairfax and Prince William
Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience
Criminal Background Check: Yes

About the Department:
The Department of Mechanical Engineering houses 18 full-time faculty. It offers a Ph.D. degree and teaches mechanical engineering courses to support a major and minor in mechanical engineering. Further information about the department is available at George Mason University is a comprehensive research university with 38,000 students located in the high tech corridor of Northern Virginia, 30minutes from both downtown Washington, DC, and Dulles International Airport. The Department of Mechanical Engineering was founded in 2015 and is located in the Nguyen Engineering Building (Fairfax) and Katherine Johnson Hall (Manassas).

About the Position:
Expertise in the following course(s) may be needed:
ME 211 001 - Statics (MW 1:30pm - 2:45pm, Fairfax)
ME 212 001 - Solid Mechanics (MW 9am-10:15am, Fairfax)
ME 231 001 - Dynamics (TR 10:30am-11:45am, Fairfax)
ME 322 001 - Fluid Mechanics (MW 1:30pm-2:45pm, Fairfax)
ME 331 002 - Mechatronics (TR 4:30pm-5:45pm, SciTech - Prince William)
ME 445 001 - Finite Element Analysis (MW 4:30pm-5:45pm, Fairfax)
ME 447 001 - Computer-Aided Design (TR 7:20pm-8:35pm, Fairfax)
Courses are offered at both the Fairfax Campus, Science and Technology Campus during daytime or evening hours.


  • Prepare and teach assigned courses at assigned class meetings, based on course catalog description and approved course outline;
  • Prepare and objectively grade class assignments and exams within a timely manner, in accordance with course outcomes;
  • Maintain accurate, transparent student records;
  • Assist and foster student success through the maintenance of regularly scheduled office hours and timely responses to e-mail inquiries;
  • Adhere to all administrative university policies such as the timely submission of completed midterm and final grades;
  • Maintain appropriate professional development to stay current within assigned courses;
  • Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics; and
  • Other duties as assigned by contract and/or by the Course Coordinator including assessing course(s) taught for continuous improvement.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Master's degree in mechanical engineering or a closely related field; and
    • Solid verbal and written communications skills.

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Terminal degree in mechanical engineering or a closely related field;
      • Experience with a learning management system, preferably Blackboard;
      • Relevant professional experience; and
      • Teaching experience at the college level.

        Instructions to Applicants:
        For full consideration, applicants must apply for Mechanical Engineering Adjunct Faculty at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and provide a cover letter, CV, transcript, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

        Posting Open Date: November 17, 2023
        For Full Consideration, Apply by: August 30, 2024
        Open Until Filled?: Yes

        A Force for Innovation in the Heart of Northern Virginia's Technology Corridor
        The College of Engineering and Computing at George Mason University is comprised of the Volgenau School of Engineering and the School of Computing. The College is a fast-growing force for innovation in research and education. Ranked nationally in the top 100 in both undergraduate and graduate education, the College boasts more than 10,800 students in 37 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. Of the 305 full-time faculty who comprise the College, 97 are tenured, 66 are tenure-track, 90 are instructional faculty, and 52 are research faculty. As part of a nationally ranked research university, its research teams expended $65 million in sponsored research awards in the past year and has projects with over $120 million in current and anticipated awards. The College stands out for its leading research in areas such as artificial intelligence, data analytics engineering, cybersecurity engineering, biomedical imaging and devices, community-based healthcare, autonomous systems, 5G/Next G communications, systems architectures, computational biomedicine, advanced materials and manufacturing, sustainable infrastructure, and more. The College encourages multidisciplinary research and provides ample opportunity for faculty to work with other disciplines.
        George Mason University is the largest and most diverse public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of over 40,000 students studying in over 200 degree programs. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. It was classified as an R1 research institution in 2016 by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutes of Higher Education. Mason has campuses in Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William. Its proximity to Washington, D.C. provides unmatched geographical access to a number of federal agencies and national laboratories. Northern Virginia is also home to one of the largest concentrations of high-tech firms in the nation, providing excellent opportunities for interaction with industry. The region is consistently rated as being among the best places to live in the country and has an outstanding local public school system.
        In conjunction with Amazon's decision to establish a second headquarters in Northern Virginia, the Commonwealth of Virginia announced a multi-year plan to invest in the growth of degree programs in computing. George Mason University has committed to accelerate its plans to grow its capacity in computing and high-tech fields. Among the exciting initiatives being undertaken by the university are the launch of the Institute for Digital InnovAtion, a university think tank and incubator to serve the digital economy, and the expansion of its Arlington Campus with a planned 400,000 square foot building that will house the new Institute for Digital InnovAtion. These initiatives reflect hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment by Mason that will rapidly elevate the university's already leading national position in computing and related areas.

Keywords: George Mason University, Washington DC , Mechanical Engineering Adjunct Faculty, Engineering , Fairfax, DC

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