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Open Positions in the Mechanical Engineering Department, SCU

Adjunct Faculty Positions

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Santa Clara University seeks applications for full-time academic year lecturers (AYL).The Department of Mechanical Engineering has an up to four academic year adjunct lecturer faculty positions, full and part-time.

Qualification: Earned Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or materials science.

Preferred: demonstrated excellence in teaching engineering students, and understanding of the Santa Clara teaching model.

Areas of expertise:

  • Position 1, material science, manufacturing, and analysis.
  • Position 2, computational mechanics, composite materials, and CAD.
  • Position 3, dynamics, vibrations, and controls.
  • Position 4, thermodynamics, and fluid dynamics
  • Rank and Salary: Academic year lecturer; salary based on expertise and experience.

Starting Date: September 1, 2012

Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed starting April 16th and will continue until the positions are filled.

Responsibilities:

  1. Preparing for and conducting all assigned class meetings, including associated laboratory sessions;
  2. Assigning and evaluating student work appropriately;
  3. Being available to students for consultation outside of class;
  4. Submitting electronic copies of each syllabus, including approved expected learning outcomes, and examinations to the Chair of Mechanical Engineering;
  5. Assigning student grades appropriately and submitting them to the Office of Student Records by the designated deadline; and
  6. Complying with university and school policies, including those delineated in the School of Engineering Term Faculty Handbook.

Application Procedure: Please submit the following information electronically to mesearch@scu.edu (please include "AYL" in the subject line) or physically to: Drazen Fabris, Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053-0560.

Unless requested to do so, applicants should not send letters of reference, teaching evaluations or transcripts.

SCU does not sponsor visa applications for these positions. The successful applicant must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.

Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of other historically underrepresented U.S. ethnic groups. The university welcomes and honors people of all races, genders, creeds, cultures, and sexual orientations, and values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.

POSITION CLOSED

Full Time Faculty Positions

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Santa Clara University invites application for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor opening in the area of THERMO-FLUIDS. The School of Engineering is seeking active individuals who will contribute to the teacher-scholar environment at Santa Clara. Preference will be given to applicants with research experience in areas of Energy and Sustainability, Thermo-Fluid Transport, or Material and Manufacturing Processes. Applicants must have a strong commitment and ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and have excellent communication skills. Teaching areas could include thermodynamics, fluids, heat transfer, and energy. A successful hire will need to develop an independent research program, which could include: collaboration with local industry, externally supported research, and strong publications. The hire will also be expected to advise students, mentor projects, and provide service to the University. An earned doctorate in mechanical engineering or a closely related field is required. Santa Clara University (http://www.scu.edu) is a Jesuit, Catholic university located in the heart of Silicon Valley. SCU maintains small class sizes, and promotes close faculty/student interaction. The University enrolls about 5200 undergraduate and 3600 graduate students. The department (http://www.scu.edu/engineering/me/) offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, with 7 full time tenure-track faculty and 5 lecture positions, a strong pool of adjunct faculty, approximately 265 undergraduate students, and 65 graduate students. The school of engineering maintains strong ties to local industry such as HP, Lockheed-Martin, BAE Systems, Applied Materials, and SS Loral. Applicants should send a detailed CV, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests, and names and contact information for three references to: ME Search Committee Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053. Application materials may also be submitted electronically, in PDF format, to mesearch@scu.edu.  The proposed start date is September 2013. Review of applications will begin in December 2012, and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration apply by January 15th, 2013.

Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of other historically underrepresented U.S. ethnic groups. The university welcomes and honors people of all races, genders, creeds, cultures, and sexual orientations, and values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website at http://www.scu.edu/cs/. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441(408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.


The Department invites applications for two tenure-track, Assistant Professor openings in the areas of Thermo-Fluids and Materials/Manufacturing. We seek active individuals who will contribute to our teacher-scholar environment. The candidates should have excellent communication skills and the capacity to develop a strong research program. Preference will be given to candidates researching in the areas of transport, energy systems, biomaterials, or electronics manufacturing. Applicants must have a strong commitment and ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. An earned doctorate in mechanical engineering, materials science, or a closely related field is required. The start date is September 2012.

Santa Clara University (https://www.scu.edu) is a Jesuit, Catholic university located in the heart of Silicon Valley. The University enrolls about 5200 undergraduate and 3600 graduate students. The department (www.scu.edu/engineering/me/index.cfm) offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, with 11 full time faculty, approximately 280 undergraduate students, and nearly 100 graduate students.

Please submit a detailed CV, statements of research and teaching interests, and names and contact information for three references. Submit applications electronically, with PDF formatted documents mailed to mesearch@scu.edu. Review of applications will begin in December, and the search will remain open until January 20, 2012, or the position is filled. Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of other historically underrepresented U.S. ethnic groups. The University welcomes and honors people of all races, genders, creeds, cultures, and sexual orientations, and values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.

Position Closed

Graduate Employment

Graduate Teaching Assistant 2014-2015

Department of Mechanical Engineering at Santa Clara University is seeking Teaching Assistants for the 2014-2015 Academic Year to assist undergraduate labs & courses.Responsibility includes, but not limited to, preparing & running labs, hold office hours, and grading homework & lab reports.TA's are also expected to have strong communication skills, to be responsive to e-mails, and ti be prompt in meeting the deadline.Each full-time TA will receive tuition & fees up to 8 units per quarter and a stipend of $3600 per quarter for 20 hrs/wk of work. Appointments are made on an academic quarter-by-quarter basis and may not continue automatically for the subsequent quarters and/or the following academic year. Preferred candidates will have B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering by Fall 2014 with good academic standing.Candidates with strong hands-on skills and experimental experience are plus.If interested, please submit following package to ohenderson@scu.edu and include "TA Application" in the title.

1.Letter of intent indicating your interest in the position and your qualification to be a good TA.You should identify specific courses in which you have strength and interest as well as those courses for which you would not be well-suited.

2.Resume (including your valid mailing address)

3.Transcript (does not have to be an official one. A soft copy will be good enough. Santa Clara University has a letter based grading system with the maximum grade of 4.0 (A).If you have a different system, please convert into 4.0 base and attach the original transcript.)

Applications are due by, April 7, 2014. The review process will start as soon as possible, and a final decision will be announced on or about April 21, 2014, pending approval of the positions. For questions please contact Dr. Chris Kitts (ckitts@scu.edu).


Graduate Teaching Assistant 2013-2014

Department of Mechanical Engineering at Santa Clara University is seeking for Teaching Assistants for Academic Year 2013-2014 to assist undergraduate labs & courses.Responsibility includes, but not limited to, prepare & run labs, hold office hours, and grade homework & lab reports.TA's are also expected to have good communication skills, and be responsive to e-mails and prompt in meeting the deadline.Each full-time TA will receive tuition & fees up to 8 units per quarter and stipend of $3600 per quarter for 20 hrs/wk of work.Position is quarter based, and may not continue automatically for the subsequent quarters and following academic year.Candidates are preferred to have B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering by Fall 2013 with good academic standing.Candidates with good hands-on skills and experience in experiments are plus.If you are interested in the position, please submit following package to ohenderson@scu.edu and include "TA Application" in the title.

1.Letter of intent indicating your interest in the position and your qualification to be a good TA.You should also include courses of your interest and courses of your weakness.

2.Resume (including your valid mailing address)

3.Transcript (does not have to be an official one.A soft copy will be good enough.Santa Clara University has a letter based grading system with the maximum grade of 4.0 (A).If you have a different system, please convert into 4.0 base and attach the original transcript.)

Review process will start in the early May, and final decision will be announced at the end of May, pending approval of the positions.If you have any questions please contact Dr. Hohyun Lee (hlee@scu.edu).

Graduate Research Assistantship

No current openings for this position.

Undergraduate Researchers

Contact faculty member of respective concentration area.

Undergraduate and Graduate Department Job Posting

Graders 2014-2015

Department of Mechanical Engineering at Santa Clara University is seeking for Grader Assistants for Academic Year 2014-2015 to assist undergraduate and graduate courses. Responsibility is to grade homework and hours not to exceed 19 hours a week. Grader Assistants are to have great communication skills and be responsive to e-mails with the professor.

If you are interested in the position, please send your resume to ohenderson@scu.edu