Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Bay City, Michigan, United States

Job description

Job Summary:
The SVSU ABET accredited BSME program invites applications for a full-time tenure track assistant professor position with an emphasis on undergraduate engineering education. The position includes teaching responsibilities in the classroom and laboratory setting as well as commitment to maintain practice, service, and scholarship responsibilities. Teaching, practice and scholarship are required in Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer.

Teaching at the university level is a critical component of this position. Prior teaching experience is preferred, but industrial experience will also be considered. Candidates who are ABD can also apply and be considered.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D., in Mechanical Engineering or a closely-related field. Candidates who are ABD can also apply and be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

Teaching and industrial experience preferred in the area of in Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer.

Additional Information: Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

About SVSU: Saginaw Valley State University is a comprehensive university with more than 90 programs of study for its nearly 9,000 students. Located on a suburban campus in Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region, SVSU is committed to a supportive and empowering environment for students, faculty and staff. The Chronicle of Higher Education recognized SVSU as a “Great College to Work For” in 2016 and 2017.

SVSU emphasizes undergraduate teaching and learning, and community-based research. In 2015, SVSU received the Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a distinction achieved by only 7 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. By their senior year, 84 percent of students have engaged with community employers and agencies in internships, field placements or some other component of their academic preparation.

SVSU is establishing itself as a leader in STEM education for the Great Lakes Bay Region, partnering with businesses, foundations and school districts to improve students’ performance in math and science at the middle school, high school and university levels.

More than 70 percent of SVSU freshmen live on campus in student housing. SVSU fields 17 varsity sports at the NCAA Division II level. The average class size is 23 students. For more information, please visit our website,

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