Visiting Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Gannon University   Erie, PA   Full-time     Education
Posted on February 2, 2024
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Visiting Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering


Position Summary:


The College of Engineering and Business at Gannon University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor with background in fluid/thermal sciences beginning August 2024. Gannon University is committed to excellence in student-centered learning with an emphasis on student-learning outcomes. The faculty member will work collaboratively with colleagues, deliver instruction, advise students, and will be provided opportunities to engage in scholarly activities in keeping with the Boyer Model of Scholarship. The candidate will engage in University, professional, and community service activities, and should be able to support and promote the University's Mission, Catholic identity, and its liberal arts and professional education traditions.


This position is for one-year in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and will begin in August 2024. The successful candidate will have a key role to play in engaging with internal and external program stakeholders, pioneering industry collaborations and research initiatives, and teaching undergraduate and graduate mechanical engineering courses. Subject to performance review, review of teaching excellence, and need, this position may be converted to a full-time tenure-track position after one year.



The functions below are detailed in the faculty handbook in of Gannon University's Institutional Policy Manual.

  • Teach 24 credit hours in the academic year or as otherwise specified by the faculty member's appointment notice; student course evaluations are to be completed in each course. Faculty are expected to employ sound pedagogical practices and to use technology as appropriate, including the University's learning management system. Faculty shall assist with course revisions and curriculum development as needed.
  • Achieve appropriate student-learning outcomes in all courses taught.
  • Participate in service to the University. Attend convocations, commencement exercises, and community meetings.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development.
  • Fulfill the essential duties and responsibilities of a faculty member as described in Volume IV of the Gannon University Institutional Policy Manual which contains the approved policies and procedures of the University concerning the terms and conditions of faculty employment at the University.


Required Qualifications:


QUALIFICATIONSEducation: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or closely related field; significant professional, teaching, or research experience in the fluid/thermal sciences is required. Laboratory experience and/or background in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a plus. Candidates are expected to have completed their dissertation by August 1, 2024. Previous academic experience is preferred.


Rank: In accordance with the University’s standards, the Vice President for Academic Affairs awards initial rank at the time of employment. Completion of dissertation is required for rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.


University Mission: Must be able to support and promote the University’s inclusive Mission, its Catholic identity, and its strong liberal arts foundation that supports exemplary professional education programs.


Preferred Qualifications:


Location: Erie, Pa


Employment Status: Full Time


Department: Col. of Engineering & Business


Division: School of Engineering and Computing


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