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Assistant/Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering
Title:Assistant/Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering
Department:School of Engineering & Applied Sciences (SEAS)
Location:Van Ness

Number of Vacancies: 1


Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Employment Status:
Full-Time, Regular


Pay Plan, Series & Grade: ES0004


Salary Range: $42,974 - $70,016


Closing Date: Open until filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave N.W.

Brief Description of Duties:

The Assistant/Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering is a member of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and is responsible for teaching various courses related to Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering. This position is expected to be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor, but those with established reputations as leaders in the field will be considered at the rank of Associate Professor.

The position is expected to be effective August 2018 or earlier. The position is intended for a faculty member who will contribute to the growth of the Department’s undergraduate and newly approved graduate programs. An earned doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering/Biomedical Engineering or a closely related field is required. The department has a strong research program in the areas of Biomedical (Rehabilitation) Engineering, Nanotechnology, and Advanced Manufacturing with special focus on additive manufacturing. All courses are held at the UDC main campus. Incumbents must teach all assigned classes and hours as determined by semester course schedule; incumbents will be required to prepare and deliver relevant curriculum to students in the using a variety of teaching methods to include, but not limited to, lecture, class discussion, demonstration labs, and projects. SEAS offers ABET-accredited bachelor’s degree programs in civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering and computer science, along with specialized graduate programs in all the disciplines. In the coming academic year, SEAS will be implementing a new Ph.D. program in computer science and engineering. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Faculty duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate students, conducting high-quality research by collaborating closely with the department’s established teams, participating in and developing externally funded research projects, and performing academic duties, university services, and professional services.

Minimum Job Requirement:
The following areas of desired expertise are identified, but not limited to: Biomechanical Experimentation; Advanced Manufacturing, which includes Additive Manufacturing; Robotics for healthcare; Biomedical Imaging; AI and machine learning; Nanotechnology enabled

Biomedical Engineering. Candidates with practical laboratory and experimentation backgrounds are highly desirable.

We seek an outstanding teacher and scholar committed to professional growth. The positions involve undergraduate teaching, advising and research in the areas of candidate’s specialty. The successful applicant will also have an opportunity to work with other faculty members within the school and help develop cross-disciplinary research. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged. The candidate must have exceptional interpersonal communication and management skills necessary to promote programs and to sustain strong student enrollment. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with ABET accreditation, in particular, is preferred. Applicants are preferred who are registered as a Professional Engineer, or have the ability to become registered.

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit: This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by National Education Association (NEA) and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veteran’s preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Talent Management Only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.


The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: opportunity/.

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