The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Boston University seeks an Instructor to support our educational mission and enhance the student experience. This position has two main roles: technical instructor in ENG EK 210: Introduction to Engineering Design and laboratory support, primarily for ENG ME 310: Instrumentation and Theory of Experiments.
EK210 is a collegewide course focusing on learning and applying a design process. Course projects are generally electromechanical in nature and involve sensing and actuation. The instructor serves as the main project consultant over multiple sections, guiding student teams in the design of circuitry, codes, CAD, and material selection. They share best practices for soldering, wiring, coding, and other tasks, and work with undergraduate TAs in purchasing components and stocking and maintaining the supply closet. In a typical semester they are assisting roughly 40 groups working on 5-8 different products and collaborating with lead faculty.
ME310 is an upper-level course that teaches experimental design, data acquisition, and data and experimental uncertainty analysis for measurement of mechanical engineering phenomena, leveraging prerequisite knowledge of fundamental mechanical engineering topics. Based on the theory taught in the lecture, students work in 3-4 person groups in a weekly lab section that is comprised of four separate lab investigations and a month-long design project. The Instructor oversees, maintains, and updates the lab exercises and lab environment based on modern experimental and pedagogical investigation techniques.
The MechE department has 40 tenure-track and 8 teaching faculty while the ECE Department has 54 primary faculty. The ENG College-wide M.S. degree program in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) currently admits on the order of 20 students per year from a strong applicant pool that exceeds 300 students. The goal is to scale the RAS program to 50-100 students matriculating each year. The College of Engineering is currently ranked 35th in the nation by US News and World Report, and 16th among private universities.
Boston University is an AAU institution with a rich tradition dedicated to inclusion and social justice. We are proud that we were the first American university to award a Ph.D. to a woman and that Martin Luther King Jr. received his Ph.D. here. We are dedicated to increasing the participation of all talented students and are committed to the pursuit of engineering by underrepresented groups at BU and beyond.
Candidates must hold an M.S. in mechanical engineering or a related field and have proven ability to work with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population
Effective Date: Spring 2023 semester, open until filled
DO NOT APPLY THROUGH HR WEBSITE. To be considered for this position please email Sean Andersson (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following documents:
- Cover Letter
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