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Assistant Professor of Teaching Opportunity: Apply By February 15

Join the MAE Faculty as an Assistant Professor of Teaching

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at UC Davis seeks candidates for Assistant Professor of Teaching in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

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We seek outstanding faculty with a strong and demonstrable commitment to teaching, professional engagement, and service that will promote the success of historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities and address the needs of our increasingly diverse state and student populations. Successful candidates will join a Department with a history of student-focused and respected programs in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering.

The Assistant Professor of Teaching title (with an official title of Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE)) complements the research-focused Professor series at the University of California with an emphasis on excellence in teaching and student-centered efforts. Appointment conveys membership in the Academic Senate and, contingent upon promotion, security of employment that parallels tenure. Individuals holding the title are expected to be outstanding teachers, engage in professional development, and provide service to the Department and the University in the areas to include pedagogy, assessment, curricular innovation, and/or program accreditation.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree in mechanical, aerospace, or aeronautical engineering, engineering education, or closely related fields. Attractive candidates will have a clear interest in teaching, teaching experience, sound ideas for improving student learning and engagement, and ideas for enhancing the mechanical and/or aerospace engineering curricula.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD or equivalent degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, engineering education, or related fields.

Evidence of, or potential for, commitment to the advancement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities, and how this commitment integrates with a career in education

Desirable Qualifications

  • Commitment to a career in teaching mechanical and/or aerospace engineering as demonstrated by evidence of, or potential for, excellence in some or all of the following:
    • Teaching of engineering undergraduate courses
    • Engaging and supporting first-generation or under-represented students
    • Improving the mechanical and/or aerospace engineering curriculum
    • Improving student engagement and learning
    • Innovating in instruction for positive effect
    • Developing new courses
    • Teaching project-focused courses
    • Facilitating student engagement with engineering industry
    • Supporting educational program certification through assessment, intervention, and continuous improvement
  • Evidence of and potential for engagement with professional networks (e.g., in teaching, pedagogy, engineering technology, or professional activity
  • Evidence of commitment to public service, including community engagement

Appointment is to an academic year (9-month) post at the rank of Assistant Professor of Teaching series (also known as LPSOE). Award of a PhD or equivalent degree is required by the date of hire.

Application Requirements

For full consideration, applications must be completed by 02/15/2021 but will be accepted until 4/30/2021. Appointment will be as early as July 1, 2021. Application packages should be submitted online through https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03910 and should include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement on Teaching
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Contact information of 3 persons to be contacted for a letter of reference on your behalf

We encourage applicants to explore the College, Department, and Campus websites for background and context. Please ensure the application materials show clearly how applicant history and experience match both the minimum and desirable qualifications stated above. We recommend candidates visit this website for information on the Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This Statement and the Statement on Teaching will be used together in an initial review of applicants that is blind to applicant names, affiliation, and other parts of the application. Ensure the CV and Statements highlight available data, experience, and vision related to the Qualifications.

UC Davis recognizes the necessity of supporting faculty with efforts to balance work, family, and other work-life considerations. To recruit and retain the best faculty, the campus sponsors a nationally recognized Work-Life Program for Academics (https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/work-life) that provides programs and services that support faculty as they strive to honor their commitments to work, home and community. In addition, the campus sponsors extensive programs in support of faculty relocation including the Partner Opportunities Program and Capital Resource Network services designed to support new faculty as they transition to our campus.

UC Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourages applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. The complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy can be found at this website.

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