The School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME) at the University of Oklahoma is seeking candidates to fill one non-tenure-track Assistant Professor of Engineering Practice position in aerospace engineering. The position is a three-year renewable term contract, with an opportunity to advance to the ranks of Associate and Full Professor of Engineering Practice.
This position is part of a strategic College of Engineering initiative to grow faculty and students that serve the aerospace and defense sector of the state of Oklahoma through workforce development and research partnerships. Candidates with experience and interest in effective teaching and mentoring, experiential learning, innovative curriculum development, contributing to the scholarship of engineering education, and working collaboratively and collegially with faculty in AME and across the college and university are particularly encouraged to apply.
Successful candidates will contribute to high-quality and innovative teaching of undergraduate courses in aircraft structures, flight mechanics, aircraft stability and control, aircraft design, and space sciences. In addition, they are expected to advise and nurture undergraduate students, promote an inclusive environment inside and outside the classroom, mentor student competition teams, support professional and service activities related to the undergraduate program in aerospace engineering, and demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching.
Department and Region: AME currently has 29 full-time faculty members, over 700 undergraduates, and 60 graduate students. Currently, both AME and the Gallogly College of Engineering are experiencing strong growth in student enrollment, corporate and private donations, and research activities. AME has maintained its historically strong student quality with more than 70 National Merit Scholars currently enrolled.
The Gallogly College of Engineering holds strong the values of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We seek candidates who contribute to fostering an inclusive culture in all aspects of faculty responsibility, including within the classroom, the academic community, and within their professional commitments. AME is one of five schools nationwide to have completed participation in TECAID, an NSF-funded program dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in engineering programs. More information about AME is available at http://www.ou.edu/coe/ame.
The University of Oklahoma: OU is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: the main campus in Norman, the Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2,700 full-time faculty members. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located in the Oklahoma City metro area. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Visit https://www.ou.edu/facultyrecruitment for more information.
Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in aerospace or mechanical engineering or in a closely-related discipline. Relevant industrial experience is preferred but not required.
Candidates are invited to submit a statement of teaching describing their teaching philosophy and any experience in education and development of innovative teaching methods [SRL1], a curriculum vitae, a commitment to diversity statement, and a list of at least three references. Candidates should discuss how they intend to promote the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the diversity statement.
Review of candidates will begin on December 10, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. The start date for the position is expected to be August 16, 2022.