Teaching Assistant Professor/Lecturer

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Teaching Assistant Professor/Lecturer
Posting Number F1700150
Employer State
Appointment Term Term
Position Type UUP Faculty

Posting Detail Information

Position Summary

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) the University at Buffalo seeks to fill a Teaching Assistant Professor/Lecturer 10 mo. position. We are particularly looking for candidates who can operate effectively in a diverse community of students and faculty and share our vision of helping all constituents reach their full potential.

The primary purpose of this position is to improve the educational experience for undergraduate students enrolled in our Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Aerospace Engineering (AE) programs. Consequently, a successful candidate will be expected to assume the following responsibilities:

• Serve as Instructor for six or seven required undergraduate course-sections per academic year. This could include multiple sections of the same course. These courses are expected to be at the sophomore, junior, and senior levels and would include a number of courses in our design sequence, with special emphasis on Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Practice (MAE277), Machines and Mechanisms (MAE 311), Manufacturing Processes (MAE 364), Design Process and Methods (MAE451), Design Project (MAE 494), and Computer-Aided Design Applications (MAE477).

• Design and implement plans for major departmental undergraduate activities, such as student advisement, industry internships, laboratory and instrumentation upgrades, student excellence initiatives, our ABET objectives, diversity enhancement and external educational grant support in collaboration with the MAE Undergraduate Studies Committee.

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University at Buffalo is the largest and most comprehensive of the SUNY engineering schools. The MAE Department currently has 38 fulltime faculty and is expected to grow to 44 faculty within the next 3-5 years. The MAE Department is also the largest undergraduate population in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences with over 1,200 undergraduate students.

Salary range of the position is $50,000 – $76,500.

Minimum Qualifications

The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or related field. Ph.D. must be conferred prior to appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in teaching large undergraduate courses, such as those listed above, is preferred.

Physical Demands
FTE 1.00
Campus North Campus
Special Instructions to Applicants

The application package should consist of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement no longer than two pages, three references who can discuss the candidate’s teaching experience, and teaching evaluations for previous courses taught if available. Applicants are specifically asked to emphasize their educational, not their research, accomplishments. The cover letter should explicitly include the number of semester/quarters as a lead course instructor.

Applicants must answer the following question submitted as “Diversity Statement.” Applications submitted without a response to this question will not be considered:” What skills do you see as necessary when choosing curriculum and learning activities for a diverse group of students? Give examples from your personal experience when you have developed or used those skills.

The evaluation process will start on November 1, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Additional Information

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Contact Information

Contact's Name Jason Armstrong
Contact's Title Teaching Assistant Professor
Contact's Email jna4@buffalo.edu
Contact's Phone 716-645-3541

Posting Dates

Posted 09/29/2017
Deadline for Applicants Open Until Filled
Date to be filled

Reference Letters

Number of Reference Letters Required
Reference Cutoff Date
Instructions to Applicant

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  2. * List source mentioned above.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
  4. Teaching Statement
  5. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Evaluations