The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Tufts University has ongoing opportunities for part-time instructors who will teach courses that expand the breadth of our offerings in the upper-level curriculum. The department, which is dedicated to growing its research base while maintaining excellence in teaching, has core disciplines in four areas: (1) Thermal Fluid Systems, (2) Material Mechanics and Processing, (3) Robotic, Aeronautic and Automated Systems, and (4) Product Design and Human Factors (full description at http://engineering.tufts.edu/me. We are looking for experienced engineers with strong teaching and communication skills who can bring the breadth of their experience to seniors and graduate students in mechanical engineering and human factors. Advanced degree or equivalent industry experience is required, PhD is preferred. We will give preference to engineers whose experience complements that of the department faculty and who have previously demonstrated exceptional teaching skills.
Tufts School of Engineering (SOE) distinguishes itself by the interdisciplinary focus and integrative nature of its engineering education and research programs, within the intellectually rich environment of both a "Research I" university and a top-ranked undergraduate institution. The past ten years have been a period of extraordinary growth for SOE at Tufts, with recruitment of over half of its current tenured and tenure-track faculty members and a more than three-fold increase in research productivity. Tufts offers the best of a liberal arts college atmosphere, coupled with the intellectual and technological resources of a major research university. Home to seven graduate and professional schools across three campuses, Tufts University prides itself on its culture of cross-school partnerships. Located on Tufts' Medford/Somerville campus, only six miles from historic downtown Boston, SOE faculty members have extensive opportunities for academic and industrial collaboration, as well as participation in the rich intellectual life of the region.
Applicants should submit a letter of intent, Curriculum Vitae, a teaching statement (including a description of the distinctive content and/or pedagogy for any proposed courses), previous teaching evaluations, if available, and three letters of recommendation, electronically via https://apply.interfolio.com/38604. Applications are reviewed upon receipt and the search for part-time lecturers will continue as positions become available.
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