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Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont
Date Posted 08/10/2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Company Description:

Founded in 1819, Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the country and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC). Today we are a diversified academic institution that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and professional certificates to adult learners online and to Corps and civilian lifestyle students on campus.

We are located in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont, only 20 minutes from the state capital, Montpelier, and three hours from Boston or Montreal.

Our excellent benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, group life, and disability insurances, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependent care, a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, an employee assistance program, paid time off, use of the University pool and fitness center, and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members. Some employees may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program on their Federal Student Aid Direct Loan balance.

Job Description:

The David Crawford School of Engineering at Norwich University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering beginning July 2020. The successful applicant will have primary expertise in solid mechanics, machine design, or dynamic systems and controls, with the ability to teach courses in the following subject areas: statics, dynamics, mechanics of materials, machine design, kinematics of mechanisms and machine elements, computer aided design and analysis, mechanical measurements, and controls. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach a broad range of subject areas, who can develop and teach both lecture and laboratory courses, and can advise student design projects.

Responsibilities include teaching the theory and practice of mechanical engineering to undergraduate students, supervising student projects, advising students, serving on department, college, and university committees, enhancing laboratory facilities, or other related duties. Professional development including research and other creative achievement is expected, and resources are available to encourage participation in scholarly endeavors.


Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Education or closely related fields; with at least one degree in Mechanical Engineering.

  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: solid mechanics, machine design, or dynamic systems and controls.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, scholarship, and advising.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated effective teaching experience.

  • Hands-on experience in a laboratory environment.

  • Relevant industrial and practical experience.

  • Experience with applied research and development of industry contacts.

  • Professional registration.

Additional Information:

Norwich University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a positive education and work environment that recognizes and respects the dignity of all students, faculty and staff. Reasonable accommodations will be made for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at nuhr@norwich.edu for assistance.

All candidates must be a US Citizen/Permanent Resident legally eligible to work in the US without sponsorship now or in the future. A post offer, pre-employment background check will be required of the successful candidate.

Norwich University offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, group life and long term disability insurance, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependent care, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, employee assistance program, paid time off including parental leave, and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members.

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter addressing your qualifications, curriculum vitae, list of three references (including names, telephone numbers, postal and email addresses), and a completed Norwich University Employment application.

Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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