Assistant / Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Engineering
The Department of Engineering at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) invites applications for a tenure-track mechanical engineering faculty position at the Assistant Professor / Associate Professor level with appointment to begin fall 2020. Appointment at the rank of Associate Professor will be considered only for exceptionally qualified candidates with a proven track record of: teaching and developing graduate and undergraduate courses, academic scholarship, conducting high-impact and funded research. The Department of Engineering at CCSU is committed to providing an outstanding educational experience for its students, leading them to become engineering practitioners, researchers, and entrepreneurs. We place a high premium on industrial experience that can be used to enhance student learning. The new faculty will join a rapidly growing and vibrant Engineering Department that houses four ABET accredited undergraduate programs: Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Manufacturing Engineering Technology, in addition to two upcoming Master of Science programs in Mechanical and Civil Engineering with a projected starting date of fall 2020.
Successful candidates will be expected to be collaborative, committed to excellence in teaching, able to teach and develop a variety of mechanical engineering and engineering technology courses, contribute significantly to undergraduate and graduate research, actively engage in scholarly activity with a continuous research agenda. Department faculty are also expected to participate in program assessment, ABET accreditation activities, service to the department and University, and to be professionally active. Candidates with interests and expertise in solid mechanics, with strong emphasis on the areas of machine design, kinematics and dynamics of mechanisms and linkages, mechanical design, and finite element analysis, are encouraged to apply. Women, minorities and under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as, an earned doctorate in Mechanical Engineering (or closely related field);
Exceptional background in teaching and research in solid mechanics, particularly the traditional undergraduate solid mechanics sequence (statics, mechanics of materials, and machine design, machines and mechanisms, and senior capstone design), as well as some of the following advanced and graduate level topics like: contact mechanics, fracture and damage mechanics, plasticity theory, viscoelasticity theory, viscoplasticity theory, computational mechanics, and experimental mechanics;
At least two years of relevant full-time industrial experience in the related areas, or equivalent hands-on experience in industrial, and government research labs;
Excellent communication and presentation skills.
Teaching experience in an ABET accredited mechanical engineering program;
Ability to teach a wide range of mechanical engineering and engineering technology courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels;
Demonstrated record of outstanding teaching, scholarly activities, advising, service, and experience in developing and/or maintaining instructional and research laboratories;
Experience working with industry with a record of successful external funding for collaborative applied research involving undergraduate and graduate students; and,
A professional engineering (P.E.) license.
The University: The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls 11,880 students. This includes 7,605 full-time undergraduates, 1,949 part-time undergraduates, 648 full-time graduate students, and 1,678 part-time graduate students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-three percent of the students are from Connecticut. An increasingly residential campus, 64 percent of Central’s first-year students live on campus; 24 percent of all undergraduates live on campus. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit www.ccsu.edu.
The Community: Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of some 70,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas in the region. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Known as "Little Poland," 17 percent of its population are of Polish background. It is the home of three Polish language newspapers and one television station, and annually hosts the Little Poland Festival. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rican, Italian, and Irish backgrounds. Currently, 37 percent of its population are Hispanic; 11 percent are African American; 25 percent live below the poverty line.
In addition to all that Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Mass., two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield "Knowledge Corridor" and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.
Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by February 28,2020.
To apply visit https://www.ccsu.edu/hr/jobopportunities.html and click on apply button for Search C20-072 and electronically submit the following:
Letter of interest addressing all qualifications for the position
Current curriculum vitae
Concise statements of teaching philosophy and research interests (two pages maximum)
Names of three current professional references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers
ABD candidates, include a letter from thesis advisor stating anticipated date of completion.
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Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Fringe benefits include personal and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision and prescription plans, a multi- plan retirement, retirement health care , deferred compensation, Dependent Care Assistant and Med Flex spending accounts, supplemental benefits such as long term, short term disability, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western).
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