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Open Rank Professional Track Teaching Faculty Positions - Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Job Description

Posting Number


Internal Recruitment


Working Title

Open Rank Professional Track Teaching Faculty Positions - Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Anticipated Hiring Range

Commensurate with Education and Experience ($75,000 - $100,000)

Work Schedule

Varies; dependent on the needs of the department and courses taught

Job Location

Raleigh, NC


Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

About the Department

Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering:

The MAE department currently has 49 tenure-track faculty, 7 professional track teaching faculty, and 16 staff members. The Department has an enrollment of over 1,200 undergraduates and 400 graduate students. The department is housed in Engineering Building III, a four-story, 250,000-square-foot facility built in 2010. NC State’s location on Centennial Campus, combined with its proximity to the Research Triangle Park and neighboring universities, provides extensive opportunities for academic and industrial interaction and collaboration. Further information on the department can be found at: http://www.mae.ncsu.edu.

The University is located in the technology-rich Research Triangle metropolitan area. The Research Triangle area is frequently recognized in national surveys as one of the best places to live in the U.S. We enjoy outstanding public schools, affordable housing, and great weather, all in the proximity of the mountains and the seashore. To continue providing job-ready graduates for North Carolina’s ever-growing tech economy, the state’s largest public university will get even larger in the next few years.

North Carolina State University will add about 4,000 students – 2,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students – in engineering disciplines and computer science over the next five years. The growth will push NC State’s College of Engineering to around 14,000 students and the university’s total student population to more than 40,000. We expect about 30% of these new students to be in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

The growth will be funded by Engineering North Carolina’s Future, a state legislative initiative that will provide NC State $20 million over the next two years to hire additional faculty as well as support staff including academic advisors and laboratory personnel to support the larger student body. The legislature is also providing NC State $30 million to support facility upgrades to accommodate these additional STEM students.

Essential Job Duties

The Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at North Carolina State University invites applications for multiple open-rank professional-track teaching faculty positions (Assistant, Associate, or Full Teaching Professor). Applications are invited in all areas related to Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. Candidates will be expected to fully contribute to the department’s mission through (i) teaching mechanical and/or aerospace engineering-related courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level, (ii) pedagogical research, and (iii) professional service.

For applications at the rank of Associate or Full Teaching Professor, an emphasis will be placed on the strength and caliber of the candidate’s existing engineering education research and the candidate’s ability and desire to provide mentorship and leadership to an enthusiastic and rapidly growing department.

This search is focused on hiring Professional-Track faculty to teach in the department. Strong applicants will have experience in teaching large class sizes and interest in research-based pedagogical techniques. The position will allow for promotion but not tenure. Ongoing educational research will be encouraged.

Other Responsibilities

Perform other duties as assigned by the department head.

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Requires PhD in Mechanical and/or Aerospace Engineering or a PhD in a related area along with appropriate experience.

Other Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated track record of scholarship in teaching, an active interest in engineering education Strong communication skills.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to effective teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in teaching and distance education teaching methods
  • Experience in teaching at the university level

Required License(s) or Certification(s)


Valid NC Driver's License required


Commercial Driver's License required


Job Open Date


Anticipated Close Date

Open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, a statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion (upload as “Other Document (1)”), and at least three professional references. Cover letters may be addressed to Dr. Scott Ferguson, Search Committee Chair, 1840 Entrepreneur Dr., Raleigh NC 27695.

Position Number


Position Type

Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)



9 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?


Department ID

140901 - Mechanical & Aerospace Engr


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or workatncstate@ncsu.edu. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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