Faculty Assistant

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 7140350
Title: Faculty Assistant
Functional Title: Faculty Assistant
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1.00
Unit: ENGR-Mechanical Engineering
Hiring Range Minimum:
Hiring Range Maximum:
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Center for Engineering Concepts Development (CECD), established in 1998, is a platform for experimenting with new ideas in engineering education, future technologies, research, and the impact of engineering on society. The Center’s mission is to undertake activities to benefit the economic welfare of the state of Maryland and the Nation by supporting symposia, special groups, courses and innovative activities of contemporary interest. We are seeking a Faculty Assistant to work full time in the Center on both research and administrative duties.

Research Duties include (among others):

• Online and bibliographic research to support publications in the area of CECD’s successful Energetics and Engineering for Social Change programs.
• Contributing to and editing of CECD’s yearly book on topics of current interest.
• Gathering, assembling, analysis and editing of current information both online and offline on issues such as energetics, sustainability, and engineering education for use in the Center.
• Assembling technical reports of CECD research for distribution.

Administrative Duties include (among others):

• Updating and expanding the research center’s online presence.
• Preparing information suitable for outreach and public relations working with the Department’s communications office.
• Handling of standard organizational tasks for Center events.
• Preparing Center documentation for travel, purchasing, student assistance, etc.

Initial 6 month probationary period, then yearly renewal of the position.

This position does not support work visas (H1, J1, OPT, CPT, etc..)

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree


Masters degree

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

For the writing sample, please provide a copy of your sample of a technical write-up.

Posting Date: 07/14/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 08/14/2017
Physical Demands

Lifting 5-10lbs
Sitting and Standing for periods of time
Keyboard use

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Writing Sample 1
Optional Documents

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