The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida invites applications for a 12-month, non-tenure track, full-time, position at the rank of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Master Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. The anticipated hiring rank is Lecturer. Senior levels may be considered based upon experience or the need of the unit. The ideal candidate would have experience in teaching undergraduate courses with emphasis on design of aerospace systems.
The duties and responsibilities include: teaching, revising, and developing undergraduate engineering courses, and may include both online as well as face-to-face instruction in one or more of the following areas: Aerospace Engineering Design, Aircraft Design, Spacecraft Design, and Aerospace Systems Design. In addition, there may be other service and teaching activities at local, university, state, and national level, as directed by the department chair. The MAE department is specifically looking for faculty candidates with a passion for teaching and a desire to develop a career in engineering education. Teaching assignments will be made according to background and experience and will consist of six to eight course sections per year (twelve-month appointment) in consultation with the department chair. The faculty member will also contribute to continuous curriculum improvement, academic program ABET accreditation, and developing new educational initiatives. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in department, university, and professional service activities. Faculty candidates with experience or willingness to engage in activities that contribute to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.
If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.
University of Florida counts among its greatest strengths — and a major component of its excellence – that it values broad diversity in its faculty, students, and staff and creates a robust, inclusive and welcoming climate for learning, research and other work. UF is committed to equal educational and employment opportunity and access and seeks individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders and other attributes who, among their many exceptional qualifications, have a record of including a broad diversity of individuals in work and learning activities. The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida’s ‘Government in the Sunshine’ and Public Records Laws. Search committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public, and applications, resumes, and many other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.
Ph.D. or M.S. in aerospace engineering or a closely related discipline.
Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in aerospace engineering, or a closely related engineering field, experienced in applying evidence-based teaching techniques and methods to aerospace engineering design courses. Industry experience and/or contacts would be beneficial.
The search committee will begin reviewing applications October 20, 2019 and will continue to receive applications until the positions are filled. You must apply by submitting an application through Interfolio via http://apply.interfolio.com/69268 (Job 53780). The application with attached PDF files of the following required documents: (1) a letter of interest, (2) a detailed curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy and interests in existing and new undergraduate courses, (4) a brief statement describing interest and experience in working with diverse groups and underrepresented populations, (5) contact information of three or more references. Although applications will be accepted until the position is filled, the deadline for full consideration is November 15, 2019.
Selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
Internal Number: 53780-69268
About University of Florida - Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering was established in 1910 with undergraduate programs in civil, electrical and mechanical engineering. Graduate programs were added in 1928. Founding Dean John R. Benton served until 1930.
Beginning in 1937, Dean Joseph Weil guided the college through two and a half decades of tremendous change – including a postwar surge in enrollment and the creation of the Engineering & Industrial Experiment Station, which laid the foundation for the college’s current commitment to research. Dean Weil served until 1963.
Wayne H. Chen, who became dean in 1973, tripled enrollment and dramatically increased research funding during his 15-year tenure. Beginning in 1988, Dean Winfred Phillips led the College into a new era of expanded research programs and top-quality engineering education.
Pramod Khargonekar served as dean from 2001 until 2009. Under his leadership, the College created and subsequently named the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, established numerous research collaborations resulting in the creation of centers and institutes, and overhauled its distance-education programs with the launch of UF EDGE.
Le...d by Dean Cammy Abernathy since 2009, Gator Engineering is an interdisciplinary, collaborative research powerhouse committed to training the next generation of engineering leaders. Curricula are designed to produce highly skilled engineers and provide each student with a broad range of degree and career choices.
The college was named after Distinguished Alumnus Dr. Herbert Wertheim in 2015.