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Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Search 67800 Mechatronics)

SAVANNAH, Georgia 31419
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Reporting to the department chair, the Assistant Professor (Mechatronics) will be required to (1) develop and teach undergraduate and graduate lectures and labs with effective student engagement and learning outcomes; (2) develop a successful research program with internal and external collaboration (including writing proposals and managing grants, obtaining external funding, and preparing peer reviewed scholarly publications) that engages both graduate and undergraduate students; (3) supervise MSME theses and undergraduate projects; (4) assist in academic and professional mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students; (5) participate in program assessment and execution of a continuous improvement plan; and (6) participate in academic and professional service activities. The position is a 9/10-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Required Qualifications:

  • Earned terminal degree in Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field, by August 1, 2021
  • B.S. (or equivalent) degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline
  • Ability to develop and teach lectures and laboratories at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Potential to develop funded research programs in an appropriate area of expertise
  • Effective English communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Potential to function in diverse and inclusive environments
  • Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.
  • Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • The potential to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses such as: Mechatronics, PLCs, Control Theory, Mechanism Design, and/or Electronics and Circuits
  • An ability to develop and teach undergraduate general engineering science lectures and laboratories such as: Statics, Dynamics, Engineering Graphics, and/or Computational and Numerical Methods for Engineers
  • The potential to develop funded research programs in appropriate sub-discipline areas
  • An ability to proficiently use software such as MatLab, Labview, Autocad, Solidworks, and/or ANSYS
  • A record of scholarship and participation in professional activities
  • Experience with ABET accreditation and/or continuous improvement activities
  • Appropriate professional experience


Screening of applications begins 01 December 2020 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is 01 August 2021. To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University’s commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Pillar 3 of our University Strategic Plan: Inclusive Excellence. A complete electronic email application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a statement of teaching philosophy (2 pages maximum), a statement of research philosophy (2 pages maximum), a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least five professional references with your association with them provided. In addition, applicants are required to submit an Inclusive Excellence statement (2 pages). In the Inclusive Excellence statement, applicants should reflect on their experience, vision, and commitment regarding teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds and discuss past, current, and future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the areas of research, teaching, service, and outreach. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically as a single pdf will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:



Dr. Mujibur Khan, Search Chair, Search #67800

Georgia Southern University

Electronic mail: mkhan@geogiasouthern.edu

Telephone: 912-478-8004


More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or https://cec.georgiasouthern.edu/. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.

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