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Adjunct Faculty, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Rowan University
Glassboro, New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 11, 2023

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Adjunct Faculty, Department of Mechanical Engineering

THE DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AT ROWAN UNIVERSITY invites applications for multiple Adjunct Faculty positions. Successful candidates must have a commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level. An MS degree in mechanical engineering or a closely related field is required for appointment (PhD is preferred). In addition, excellent written and oral communication skills are expected. Candidates are sought to teach courses in various areas of mechanical engineering, including Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Mechanical Design, Strength of Materials, and Dynamic Systems & Control . Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue till the positions are filled. Any questions about this search can be directed to Dr. Wei Xue, Associate Professor & Interim Head of Mechanical Engineering ( ).

All applications must be submitted through Rowan University’s Career Site ( ). Interested candidates should submit the following items: 1) letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) list of three references.

The Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering was founded in 1995 and quickly gained national recognition for its innovative multidisciplinary, project-based approach to engineering education, establishing itself as a national leader in engineering education. In 2013, the State of New Jersey designated Rowan University a comprehensive research university, and in 2017 our university was recognized as a Carnegie-classified research institution. During that period, Rowan Engineering doubled both its full-time faculty and student population, as well as started its engineering PhD programs. In 2017, we opened the doors of Engineering Hall and, in 2023, completed a full renovation of our original home, Rowan Hall. These projects tripled our available space and provided the College with state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities. The College currently enrolls over 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students in six departments and is home to five research centers . Further information about the College is available at .

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is home to roughly 350 undergraduates, 75 MS/PhD students, 15 faculty members, and 4 staff members. The ME undergraduate program has consistently received high recognition from employers and academic peers with its multidisciplinary “ Engineering Clinics ” as a hallmark. We seek to further strengthen our graduate research and teaching, while maintaining the excellence of the undergraduate program, through multiple faculty hiring. Some major research strengths of the department include advanced manufacturing, materials science & engineering, soft robotics, and thermal-fluid sciences. Many of our faculty are core team members of the Digital Engineering Hub (DEHub) and the Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Institute (AMMI) at Rowan University. Newly-hired faculty members will complement and expand research expertise in the department and build strong connections with government/industry in the region and beyond.

Rowan University is an R2 (High Research Activity) Carnegie-classified Doctoral University offering bachelor’s through doctoral programs to over 22,000 students through its campuses in Glassboro, Camden, and Stratford, New Jersey, and online. It is the 3rd fastest growing research university in the nation, and in 2024, US News and World Report ranked Rowan #88 among national public universities. The Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering is located on the main campus in Glassboro, NJ (20 miles southeast of Philadelphia). The University comprises eight colleges, eight schools, and a multidisciplinary Honors College. Rowan University annual sponsored research and grants total $62.7 M. The institution is home to South Jersey Technology Park, which hosts 24 tenant companies. Further information about the University can be found here .

Rowan University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; creed; color; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership, or civil union status; sex; pregnancy; gender identity or expression; disability status; liability for military service; protected veteran status; affectional or sexual orientation; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing); or any other category protected by law as provided by the complete Rowan University Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement .


All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.


Rowan University

Since its founding in 1923, Rowan University has evolved from a teacher preparation college to a public research institution ranked among the top 100 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Today, Rowan University offers bachelor through doctoral degrees and professional certificates in person and online to 22,000 students through its main campus in Glassboro, N.J., its medical school campuses in Camden, Stratford, and Sewell, and on the campuses of partner community colleges. 

Rowan focuses on practical research at the intersection of engineering, medicine, science, and business while ensuring excellence in undergraduate education. The University has earned national recognition for innovation; commitme

Rowan University will become a new model for higher education by being inclusiveagile, and responsive, offering diverse scholarly and creative educational experiences, pathways, environments, and services to meet the needs of all students; maintaining agility by strategically delivering organizational capacity across the institution; and responding to emerging demands and opportunities regionally and nationally.nt to high-quality, affordable education; and the development of public-private partnerships. A Carnegie-classified R2 (high research activity) institution, Rowan is the nation’s third fastest-growing public research university, as reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education. 

As a leading employer in southern New Jersey with over 3,500 employees, Rowan offers comprehensive and competitive employment. 

A dynamic institution in the midst of unprecedented growth, Rowan offers faculty small classes, strong academic programs and ample research and leadership opportunities.

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