Adjunct Faculty (Mechanical Engineering)

University of Oregon

FEugene, OR - May 13, 2022


Department of Mechanical Engineering, Volgenau School of Engineering Adjunct Faculty The George Mason University Department of Mechanical Engineering, within the Volgenau School of Engineering, invites interested applicants to join the faculty as part-time Adjunct Faculty members who are available to teach summer 2020 sessions which begin as soon as May 18th, 2020.

Adjunct faculty members are needed to either teach required course(s) in the major, or through engineering expertise develop elective course(s) that meet the needs of the program.

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Specific program needs for elective courses should be centered on the NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering which includes themes such as: improving urban infrastructure, making solar energy economical, engineering the tools of scientific discovery, etc.

Courses are offered at both the Fairfax Campus and Science and Technology Campus during daytime or evening hours.

Expertise in the following courses are needed: * ME 151 201 Practicum in Engineering TR 1:30-3:50pm Fairfax (6/1-7/25/2020); * ME 311 201 Mechanical Experimentation I MWF 9-11:40am Prince William (6/22-7/25/2020); * ME 321 202 Mechanical Experimentation II MWF 1:30-4:10pm Prince William (6/22-7/25/2020); * ME 323 001 Heat Transfer TR 8:15-10:20am Fairfax (5/18-7/25/2020); * ME 331 B01 Mechatronics MW 4:30-7:10pm Prince William (6/1-7/25/2020); * ME 352 B01 Entrepreneurship in Engr.

TR 4:30-7:10pm Fairfax (6/1-7/25/2020).

Responsibilities: * Prepare and teach assigned courses at assigned class meetings, based on course catalog description and approved course outline; * Prepare and objectively grade class assignments and exams within a timely manner, in accordance with course outcomes; * Maintain accurate, transparent student records; * Assist and foster student success through the maintenance of regularly scheduled office hours and timely responses to e-mail inquiries; * Adhere to all administrative university policies such as the timely submission of completed midterm and final grades; * Maintain appropriate professional development to stay current within assigned courses; * Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics; * Other duties as assigned by contract and/or by the Course Coordinator.

Required Qualifications: * Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field; * Solid verbal and written communications skills.

Preferred Qualifications: * Terminal degree in mechanical engineering or a closely related field; * Experience with a learning management system, preferably Blackboard; * Relevant professional experience; * Teaching experience at the college level.

About the Department: The Department of Mechanical Engineering houses 15 full-time faculty.

It offers a PhD degree and teaches mechanical engineering courses to support a major and minor in mechanical engineering.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering was founded in 2015 and is located in the Nguyen Engineering Building (Fairfax) and Katherine Johnson Hall (Manassas).

Further information about the department is available at

Mason Engineering: The Future of Engineering is Here The Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University is a fast-growing force for innovation in research and education, with approximately 250 full-time faculty.

The school boasts more than 8,170 students in 37 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings.

Volgenau School researchers earned more than $90 million in awards over the last 12 months.

Located in the heart of Northern Virginia’s technology corridor, Mason Engineering stands out for its excellence in emerging areas including big data, cybersecurity, healthcare technology, robotics and autonomous systems, signals and communications, and sustainable infrastructure.

George Mason University is the largest public research university in Virginia, classified at the R1 highest research activity level, with an enrollment of over 38,000 students studying in over 200 degree programs.

Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields.

Mason is located in the city of Fairfax in Northern Virginia at the doorstep of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, with unmatched geographical access to a number of federal agencies and national laboratories.

Northern Virginia is also home to one of the largest concentrations of high-tech firms in the nation, providing excellent opportunities for interaction with industry.

Fairfax is consistently rated as being among the best places to live in the country, and has an outstanding local public school system.

In conjunction with Amazon’s decision to establish a second headquarters in Northern Virginia, the Commonwealth of Virginia announced a multi-year plan to invest in the growth of degree programs in computing, and George Mason University has committed to accelerate its plans to grow its capacity in computing and high-tech fields.

Among the exciting initiatives being undertaken by the university are the launch of the Institute for Digital InnovAtion, a university think tank and incubator to serve the digital economy, and the expansion of its Arlington Campus with a planned 400,000 square foot Digital InnovAtion Building.

These initiatives reflect hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment by Mason that will rapidly elevate Mason’s already leading national position in computing and related areas.



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