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Posting Summary

Posting Number FAC00061PO17
Classification Title Instructor
Internal Title Instructor
Campus Columbia 01
College/Division College of Engineering and Computing
Department Mechanical Engineering
Advertised Salary Range Salary commensurate with qualifications
Location of Vacancy
Part/Full Time Full Time
Hours per week 37.5
Hours per year 1762.5
Position Category Full-time Equivalent (FTE)
Basis 11 months
Work County Richland 40
Tenure Information Non-Tenure-Track
Job Search Category Faculty-Non-Tenured

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Benefits for FTE Positions

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

Instructor for the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Carolina. Outstanding candidates in Mechanical Engineering will be considered with preference given to candidates having engineering design, design of experiments, and thermal-fluids backgrounds. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for teaching both lower- and upper-division undergraduate classes and laboratories. The ideal candidate will be able to teach courses in engineering design, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, thermodynamics, and mechanical lab, depending upon the candidate’s strengths and departmental needs. Student mentoring and advising, participation in department-level service, and course and program level assessment activities for accreditation will also be required. The successful candidate will, also work with students groups, and cultivate industrial contacts for senior design projects.

Required Education and Experience

Minimum qualifications Bachelor and Master’s degrees in mechanical engineering or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Strong preference will be given to a candidate having a PhD degree in mechanical engineering or closely related field.
Preference will be given to a candidate with industrial experience in engineering, a minimum of 10 years of engineering working experience is preferred.
•A candidate with Professional Engineering (PE) license will be considered positively.
•Proven ability to manage engineering projects.
•Strong interpersonal skill with excellent written and verbal communication ability.
•Demonstrable ability to collaborate with colleagues and other within and outside the organization. A knowledge of interdisciplinary engineering will be a plus.
•US Citizenship or appropriate visa status for work in US.

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date
Job Open Date 08/18/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
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EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Funding Information

Position Attributes

Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References and Contact Information
Optional Documents