The Mechanical Engineering Department at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) invites applications for tenure track or term positions in the areas of: 1. Thermal/fluids including experimental methods and computational modeling/CFD 2. Mechanics/Machine Design with emphasis on Finite Element Modeling and/or Mechatronics. The tenure-track faculty position is at the level of an assistant professor, while a two-year renewable contract will be offered for the term position. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in mechanical engineering or a closely related discipline, and must have excellent teaching and communication skills. Industry experience and professional registration are preferred. The appointment begins January or August 2018. The Mechanical Engineering program at VMI is ABET accredited and is wholly undergraduate. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate mechanical engineering courses, advise/supervise student projects and research, and enhance current departmental research areas. VMI is a public, four-year undergraduate military college for men and women (1700 students) located in the historic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. All faculty members are required to wear a military uniform. Prior military experience is not required. More information about VMI can be found at www.vmi.edu.
Virginia Military Institute operates under the philosophy that the measure of a college lies in the quality and performance of its graduates and their contributions to society. Therefore, it is the mission of the Virginia Military Institute to produce educated, honorable men and women, prepared for the varied work of civil life, imbued with love of learning, confident in the functions and attitud...es of leadership, possessing a high sense of public service, advocates of the American democracy and free enterprise system, and ready as citizen-soldiers to defend their country in time of national peril. To accomplish this result, Virginia Military Institute shall provide to qualified young men and women undergraduate education of highest quality embracing engineering, science, and the arts conducted in and facilitated by the unique VMI system of military discipline.