Instructor of Practical Applications in Fluid Mechanics
United States Naval Academy
Academic Dean & Provost
DATE CLOSES: Open until the position is filled.
ABOUT THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY
As an historic officer accession program and premier undergraduate university, the United States Naval Academy has its own unique niche amongst American educational institutions. Our talented civilian faculty and staff are united by one common purpose--to develop the next generation of leaders for our naval service. In order to deliver on this promise to our nation, we recruit from all segments of society to find faculty, instructors, and support staff who model the highest professional standards. Every year more than one million people tour "the Yard" to experience what our employees already know — the United States Naval Academy is a special place, with a special purpose. Those selected for employment will find challenging and rewarding work; state-of-the-art facilities which inspire academic and athletic excellence; the benefits of Federal employment; and exceptional quality-of-life.
In pursuit of academic excellence, the Naval Academy fosters an
educational environment that supports and encourages midshipman learning
and critical thinking through innovative teaching methods that address a
variety of learning styles. We seek outstanding civilian and military
faculty and staff from all segments of society, and provide them with
the necessary support resources to enable midshipmen to achieve academic
success. Our goal is to provide a stimulating environment that instills
a passion for lifelong learning and imbues our midshipmen with the
intellectual curiosity and analytical rigor needed to be in the
forefront of technological advances and global understanding in a
rapidly changing and diverse world.
The Fluid Mechanics Laboratories provide unique hands-on experiences to Midshipmen in design, fabrication, integration, test, and operation of fluid dynamics demonstration equipment.
The Instructor of Practical Applications in Fluid Mechanics will support these activities by:
A. Assisting in the development of lab and course material for use in Engineering classes
B. Assisting with the instruction of midshipmen in classroom and laboratories, including assistance with independent research projects and capstone design projects
C. Operating and maintaining the Fluid Mechanics Laboratory facilities, including the numerous computer hardware and software, fabrication and testing facilities
D. Supporting the Division of Engineering and Weapons capital investment plans, annual budget activities and completing purchase orders for procurement of new equipment.
This will be a 12-month per year appointment during the initial 3-year contract period. Renewal of this appointment is anticipated and will be contingent on the performance of the Instructor of Practical Applications during the contract period as well as the needs and emerging plans relating to the Naval Academy's engineering curriculum. Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
MINIMUM AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
It is desirable that the Instructor of Practical Applications in Fluid Mechanics have experience in the operation of wind tunnels, flow visualization techniques and data acquisition. Experience with hardware and software including Windows XP & 7, Matlab, Labview, and fabrication techniques utilizing common shop tools is also highly desirable.
HOW TO APPLY FOR POSITION
Applications in the form of a cover letter, a resume including
professional experience relevant to the position, and the names and
contact information of three professional references should be sent
electronically to Director, Technical Support Director, Division of
Engineering and Weapons at TSD@usna.edu.
Applications will be reviewed starting August 25, 2013 and will be accepted until the position is filled.