Professor of the Practice

Posted on May 16, 2021

Boston University, Mechanical Engineering Department

Boston, MA  |  #faculty #academic


The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Boston University invites applications for a Professor of the Practice position beginning in July 2021.

The successful candidate will be responsible for, and committed to, delivering excellent courses at all levels in Mechanical Engineering, with particular emphasis on advanced courses in engineering design as it relates to manufacturing, product development and robotics.

Applicants with significant expertise in manufacturing and manufacturing systems are encouraged.

There will also be opportunities to contribute in other areas.

Applicants for the position must have a Masters or PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a related field.

Only individuals with exceptional and unique experiences in industrial or clinical settings that match the teaching needs of the department will be considered for the position.

Demonstrated excellence in teaching applicable courses will be considered advantageous, although individuals with a track record of public speaking and industrial leadership will also be entertained.

This position is a limited-term, non-tenure track appointment.

Salary will be provided for the 9-month academic year.

Possibilities of support in the summer include summer classes, and various administrative roles.

Instructional faculty in the Mechanical Engineering department are expected to teach multiple courses per year (typically four to six) with multiple sections of the same course counting towards that total.

These positions come with full benefits.

The MechE department has 46 primary faculty members, many of whom hold secondary appointments in other Departments and Divisions within the College.

Undergraduate and graduate enrollments are approximately 575 and 250 students, respectively.

MechE faculty also advise PhD students enrolled in programs based in other departments and the Divisions.

Our BS degree in MechE allows for optional departmental concentrations in aerospace engineering and manufacturing engineering and college-wide concentrations in energy technologies, nanotechnology, and technology innovation.

At the graduate level, the Mechanical Engineering department offers Masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Product Design and Manufacturing and Robotics and Autonomous Systems (college-wide) as well as a PhD in Mechanical Engineering.

Boston University is an AAU institution with a rich tradition of inclusion and social justice and a commitment to broadening participation of underrepresented groups in engineering.

We are proud that we were the first American university to award a PhD to a woman.

The enhancement of diversity and inclusion in engineering is a foundational initiative in the College of Engineering’s new strategic plan.

Beyond its research and academic activities, BU has a lively, urban campus situated along the banks of the Charles River in Boston’s historic Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood.

The campus and surrounding areas offer limitless opportunities for recreational activities, from world-class art and performances to sporting events and fine dining.

Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter that describes how your industrial experience is a good match for the Professor of the Practice role 2) a teaching statement that describes your teaching philosophy and experience, 3) a diversity statement that describes how you, through your teaching and leadership, will contribute to our goal to engender a more inclusive and diverse environment, 4) a current CV and 5) three references, including their contact information.

Applications will be considered immediately, as long as the job remains open.

Therefore, applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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