LECTURER IN MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
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Temporary positions are anticipated for lecturers in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
A list of courses that may be available during 2013-14 academic year is attached. This list includes area of degree & experience required to effectively teach these courses. It is possible that courses may be added or omitted from this list as the year progresses.
Several appointments are made each year. The number of courses assigned for each appointment may vary depending on type of course and percentage of appointment. Service dates are:
Fall Quarter 2013: September 23, 2013 – December 13, 2013
Winter Quarter 2014: January 3, 2014 – March 22, 2014
Spring Quarter 2014: March 27, 2014 – June 12, 2014
Duties and Responsibilities
Teach one or more lecture and/or laboratory courses in the Department of Mechanical and
• Minimum professional degree requirement is a Master’s, but PhD is preferred in Mechanical Engineering or in Aerospace Engineering, or equivalent degree.
• Evidence of teaching excellence or potential for excellence, and a commitment to quality, undergraduate education.
• A developing record of scholarly or professional achievement in an area of expertise related to the subject area of the course.
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, Davis, offers undergraduate majors leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, and Aerospace Science and Engineering. As well, the department offers the Master of Science (MS) and PhD degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
Temporary lecturers are selected to fill specialized positions which require their professional as well as their academic expertise and to fill teaching needs occasioned by sabbatical leaves, leaves of absence of regular faculty or general instructional needs of the Department. Therefore, in any given year, open positions and requirements for individuals to fill them will vary.
The Davis campus, third oldest in the ten-campus University of California system, offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The city of Davis is a progressive university town of about 64,000 located in the Sacramento Valley 72 miles northeast of San Francisco and 15 miles west of Sacramento, California's capital.
Salary and Appointment Level
Commensurate with experience and course assignment.
To ensure consideration, submit curriculum vitae, three references, list of courses interested in teaching, and reprints or other examples of scholarly or professional attainments and teaching evaluations by May 31, 2013 via the web-based, online submission system. NOTE: Upload three references, list of courses interested in teaching, and reprints or other examples of scholarly or professional attainments and teaching evaluations in the “Publications” section of the web-based application.
The University of California, Davis, and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff. These positions are covered by a collective bargaining agreement.
Inquiries regarding the University’s equal opportunity policies may be directed to Everett
Wilson, AA/EEO Coordinator, Office of the Provost, 530-752-7154 or FAX 530-752-6359.
Courses in Engineering (ENG), Mechanical Engineering (EME), and Aerospace Science and Engineering (EAE) which may be available 2013–2014 academic year pending availability of funding (other courses as needed):
ENG 102 Dynamics. Kinematics and kinetics of particles, systems of particles, and of rigid bodies; application of these topics are applied to engineering problems.
ENG 103 Fluid Mechanics. Fluid properties, fluid statics, continuity and linear momentum equations for control volumes, flow of incompressible fluids in pipes, dimensional analysis and boundary-layer flows.
ENG 105 Thermodynamics. Fundamentals of thermodynamics: heat energy and work, properties of pure substances, First and Second Law for closed and open systems, reversibility, entropy, thermodynamic temperature scales.
EME 50 Manufacturing Processes. Modern manufacturing methods, safety, manufacturing instructions, computer-aided manufacturing and their role in the engineering design and development process.
EME 106 Thermo-Fluid Dynamics. Inviscid incompressible flow, compressible flow, ideal gas mixtures, psychrometrics, reacting mixtures and combustion.
EME 107A Experimental Methods. Experiments to illustrate principles of thermal-fluid systems. Statistical and uncertainty analysis of data; statistical design of experiments; measurement devices; experiments involving thermodynamic cycles, combustion, compressible and incompressible flows.
EME 107B Experimental Methods. Experiments to illustrate principles of mechanical systems. Theory of measurements; Signal analysis; Demonstration of basic sensors for mechanical systems; Experimental project design; Experiments involving voltage measurement; strain gauges, dynamic systems of 0th, 1st and
EME 121 Technical elective that revisits dynamic principles with emphasis on engineering applications; stressing importance of deriving equations of motion and setting these into format for computer solution with computer simulation lab, students gain experience with solving complex, real engineering applications.
EME 150A Mechanical Design. Principles of engineering mechanics applied to mechanical design. Theories of static and fatigue failure of metals. Design projects emphasizing the progression from conceptualization to hardware. Experimental stress analysis and mechanical measurements using strain gages.
EME 154 Mechatronics. Mechatronics system concept and overview, control system design overview, control software architecture, control hardware architecture, microcontroller and interface technology for mechatronics control, sensor for mechatronics systems, actuator drives.
EME 165 Heat Transfer. Conduction, convection, and radiation heat transfer.
Computational modeling of heat transfer in engineering. Applications to engineering equipment with the use of digital computers.
EME 171 Analysis, Simulation and Design of Mechatronic Systems. Modeling of dynamic engineering systems in various energy domains. Analysis and design
of dynamic systems. Response of linear systems. Digital computer simulation and physical experiments.
EAE 127 Applied Aircraft Aerodynamics. Experimental characteristics of wing sections. High-lift devices. Lift and drag at high Mach numbers. Drag aerodynamics. Total aircraft drag estimation. Aerodynamic design procedures.
EAE 189B/EAE 142 Orbital Mechanics. Satellite orbits, multistage rockets, current global boosters,and new technologies. Design application problems include satellites, trajectory optimizations, and interplanetary trajectories.
For brief course descriptions, see the following links. http://catalog.ucdavis.edu/programs/EME/EMEcourses.html for EME and EAE courses and http://catalog.ucdavis.edu/programs/ENG/ENGcourses.html for ENG courses.