School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
The School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at the Georgia Institute of Technology (GT) invites outstanding applicants for a full-time, non-tenure-track position at the level of Lecturer or Professor of the Practice, depending on qualifications.
Qualified candidates must possess either an M.S. with significant prior relevant experience or a Ph. D. in Materials Science and Engineering or closely related discipline. The primary responsibility for this position is to coordinate and teach the undergraduate materials processing, characterization, and properties-based junior-/senior-level laboratory courses (each lab course has over 70 students). The expected teaching load is 2-3 classes per term. Activities will also include training of teaching assistants and collaboration with other faculty. The successful candidate will help MSE at Georgia Tech be the leader in experiential and innovative education that goes beyond the classroom. The candidate may be involved with the school’s corporate engagement program to help generate opportunities for students’ education with hands-on, analytical, and problem-solving skills such as capstone design projects, teach other appropriate lecture and online distance-learning courses, serve as lab safety coordinator for the school, and participate in service activities at the school, college or institute levels. There will also be opportunities to participate in independent or collaborative research activities.
With 35 faculty, over 364 undergraduate students and over 192 graduate students, GT’s MSE school is among the nation’s largest and is currently ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 5 undergraduate and top 10 graduate MSE programs in the U.S. Its academic offerings and research span all forms, classes, and functionalities of materials. Opportunities abound for campus-wide interactions within the various academic units in the Colleges of Engineering, Science, and Computing, as well as Interdisciplinary Research Institutes. The MSE Materials Innovation and Learning Laboratory (MILL - http://mill.mse.gatech.edu) offers undergraduates with open-access to processing, characterization, and measurement facilities common to the materials science and engineering discipline via peer-to-peer training. The Materials Characterization Facility (MCF - http://mcf.gatech.edu) is a core, shared-access research facility for materials analysis at Georgia Tech. The Mechanical Properties Characterization Facility (MPCF - http://mpcf.gatech.edu) provides educational and research facilities related to the measurement and modeling of the mechanical properties of engineering materials, primarily related to deformation, fatigue and fracture. The Polymer and Molecular Characterization Facility (http://stami.gatech.edu/stami-resources) focuses on characterization of polymers and other organic molecules. All of these facilities may be leveraged for educational purposes.
Compensation and benefits will be competitive and based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. This position includes the option of a nine-month or twelve-month appointment. Appointments are on a year-to-year basis with no limit on the number of renewal terms. Non-tenure-track faculty members are not eligible for tenure. The position of Professor of the Practice will only be provided to highly qualified academic, business, or government leaders with substantial experience and a national/international reputation for excellence.
Interested applicants must submit an online application, which includes cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, two-page teaching statement, and names (and contact information) of at least five references to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12119. The two-page statement should specifically address: (1) Teaching philosophy and any relevant prior experience, including proposed innovative teaching approaches to enhance the education of our large student body; (2) Plans and relevant experience related to organizing and managing large-scale activities such as educational or laboratory training of large student populations; and, (3) Approach to teaching and interacting with a diverse population of students.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their completed application package by December 8, 2018 to ensure full consideration. The selection process will include passing a pre-employment background screening and the successful candidate is expected to begin on July 1, 2019.
The Georgia Institute of Technology is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.