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Adjunct - Mechanical and Nuclear - Open Rank

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 15, 2024

The Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Department of the College of Engineering seeks culturally and professionally diverse candidates to apply for Adjunct Faculty (open rank) position. Since its inception in 1996, the Virginia Commonwealth University College of Engineering has brought innovative, real-world engineering education to Central Virginia. Comprised of five different departments plus the Dean’s office, the College of Engineering enrolls more than 1,700 undergraduate and 250 graduate students in several degree programs supported by approximately 550 full-time, part-time, and student employees. As part of a premier research university known for tenacity, love of the city of Richmond, and commitment to diversity and access, the College of Engineering values the significant and positive impact of our people and ideas in the promotion of regional and global prosperity involving research and life sciences.

Position Responsibilities:

The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering is recruiting for adjunct faculty members (open rank) to teach Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering courses which may include nuclear power plants, and/or advanced reactor designs (e.g. gas-cooled, Liquid Metal, etc.). Job duties will include:

-preparing and delivering lectures
-preparing and assigning homework problems and exams
-grading homework problems and exams and assigning final course grades
-holding office hours and answering student questions

Required Qualifications:

-MS or PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, or a closely related field
-Knowledge of solid mechanics and materials
-The College of Engineering at VCU supports a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment.The candidate will demonstrate experience that shows their commitment to fostering such an environment
-Excellent written and oral communications skills

Preferred Qualifications:

-A minimum of five years of relevant academic experience
-PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, or a closely related field
-Knowledge of mechanical system design, non-destructive testing, computer-aided engineering design

About the College of Engineering:

The College of Engineering’s mission is to create and grow a diverse community of exceptional students, faculty, staff, alumni, and industry partners that strive to create a common future for all where innovative, sustainable, and equitable solutions to global engineering challenges are realized for the benefit of this generation and future generations. Additional information about the department’s programs and faculty may be found at

Salary Range: $1,772 per credit hour

Position Details:

Employment Type: AJ - Adjunct
Restricted Status: No
Exemption Status: Exempt

Contact Information:

Contact Name: Mia Staten

Contact Email:

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