Lecturer – Mechanical Engineering

Rochester Institute of Technology

Lecturer – Mechanical Engineering
Rochester Institute of Technology


Requisition Number: 3244BR

Contact Name:
Alan Nye, [email protected]

KGCOE Mechanical Engineering

Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Posting Rank:

Posting Tenure Status:
Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer

Position Title:
Instructional Faculty

Detailed Job Description:
The Mechanical Engineering department at Rochester Institute of Technology has two open Lecturer positions. The successful candidates will teach courses, supervise student design teams, advise students, and participate in other departmental and college duties such as serving on committees. The successful candidates will be expected to teach and develop core mechanical engineering courses and laboratories in accordance with their area of expertise. Applicants should have the ability to support department laboratories, core courses, and upper level option courses. Lab courses include: Engineering Mechanics Laboratory, Engineering Design Tools, Engineering Measurements Laboratory, Engineering Applications Laboratory, Materials Science Laboratory, and Strength of Materials Laboratory. Representative core courses include: Statics, Strength of Materials, Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Heat Transfer.

Faculty members are expected to engage in continuous personal professional development.

We seek applicants with a strong commitment to engineering education, student mentoring, and who are focused on the success of students both inside and outside of the classroom.

Department Description:
The Kate Gleason College of Engineering (KGCOE), one of the nine RIT colleges, is the nation’s premier career-oriented college of engineering. The KGCOE student body consists of almost 3,000 undergraduate and over 600 graduate students. RIT’s mandatory cooperative education program is the 4th oldest and 5th largest in the world; with over 2000 co-op placements for engineering students at 500 different companies each year.

The Mechanical Engineering (ME) Department is the largest academic department in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering, with a headcount of over 900 students in first year through graduate programs. ME offers Bachelor of Science Degrees in Mechanical Engineering, and undergraduate options in Automotive Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Energy and the Environment, and Bioengineering. At the graduate level, ME offers Engineering and Microsystems PhD Degrees, Master of Science and Master of Engineering Degrees, and an Advanced Certificate in Vibrations Engineering. www.rit.edu/kgcoe/mechanical

RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. RIT is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.

Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region, is the 51st largest metro area in the United States and the third largest city New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to nearly 1.1 million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 18% African and Latin Americans and another 3% of international origin. It is also home to one of the largest deaf communities per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 4th for “Most Affordable City” by Forbes Magazine ,and MSN selected Rochester as the “#1 Most Livable Bargain Market” (for real-estate). Kiplinger named Rochester one of the top five “Best City for Families.”

Job Requirements:
• Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering
• Strong commitment to working with students, teaching excellence and hands-on laboratory-based instruction
• Excellent communication skills
• Demonstrated aptitude for instruction and development of instructional materials

Minimum Education Qualfications:

How to Apply:
Apply online at https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25483&siteid=5291&AReq=3244BR

Please submit: your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications, and upload the following attachment:
• List of three references with their contact information.

To receive full consideration, all application materials should be received by October 31, 2017.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.