Tech Comm Faculty & Prog Coord

first_imgDepartment of Mechanical EngineeringSearch: Technical Communication Faculty and ProgramCoordinatorThe Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech invitesapplications for a faculty position as the Mechanical EngineeringTechnical Communication Program Coordinator. This is a non-tenuretrack contract position at the Assistant, Associate, or FullProfessor level depending on the qualifications of thecandidate.Qualifications include: a PhD or Master’s degree preferably in afield focused on the discipline and pedagogy ofcommunication/writing (e.g. Engineering Education specializing intechnical communication, English specializing in technicalcommunication) or an engineering field with significant experiencein written and oral technical communication and teaching experienceby appointment start date. Preferred qualifications include:experience in a mechanical engineering or related discipline,experience working or teaching in a STEM field or environment, andassessment experience. We are seeking highly-qualified candidatescommitted to a career in teaching and research inpedagogy/communication. The successful candidate will beresponsible for developing, coordinating and implementing theMechanical Engineering undergraduate communication program. Dutieswill include: developing a new one-credit Discourse in MechanicalEngineering course; collaborating with faculty in other courseswithin the curriculum on communication instruction; deliveringinstruction, discourse critiques, workshops, and assignments;recruiting, organizing, training and collaborating with graduatestudents and undergraduate student assistants. Preference will begiven to the candidates with the best credentials andpotential.The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction check.Virginia Tech is committed to diversity and seeks a broad spectrumof candidates including women, underrepresented minorities, andpeople with disabilities. Virginia Tech is a recipient of theNational Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional TransformationAward to increase the participation of women in academic scienceand engineering careers ( ).The Department of Mechanical Engineering ( ), which includesa Nuclear Engineering Program, has 67 faculty, 30 affiliatefaculty, annual research expenditures of over $18M, and a currentenrollment of 300 graduate students with 180 students at doctorallevel, and over 1,100 undergraduate students. With about 400 BS MEdegrees awarded each year, the Department is the third largest inthe nation in graduating mechanical engineers (2017 ASEE Data.) TheDepartment is ranked 15th (8th in public schools) and 23rd (12th inpublic schools) out of all mechanical engineering departments inthe nation in undergraduate and graduate education, respectively,by the 2019 U.S. News and World Report. The department operatesunder five thrust areas: Robotics and Dynamical Systems (RADS);Bio, Micro, and Nano Systems (BMNS); Energy Engineering and Science(ESS); Design, Materials, and Manufacturing (DMM); and NuclearEngineering and Science (NES). The Department includes severalresearch centers, and its faculty members are engaged in diversemultidisciplinary research activities. The mechanical engineeringfaculty also benefit from a number of university-wide institutessuch as the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science(ICTAS), the Biocomplexity Institute, Virginia Tech TransportationInstitute (VTTI); College-level centers such as the Rolls-RoyceUniversity Technology Center (UTC), the state-level Commonwealth ofVirginia Center for Aerospace Propulsion Systems (CCAPS), theVirginia Center for Autonomous Systems (VaCAS), and theCommonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM). Blacksburgis located in the Blue Ridge Mountains and is widely recognized bynational rankings as a vibrant and desirable community withaffordable living, world-class outdoor recreation, an active artscommunity, and a diverse international population.This position will be filled pending the availability of funds.Candidates should apply online at to posting number512769. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculumvitae including a list of published journal articles andpedagogical achievements, a one-page teaching statement, a briefresearch statement as applicable, and the names of five referencesthat the search committee may contact. To ensure fullconsideration, applications should be received by January 5,2021, but applications will be considered until the position isfilled.General inquiries about the position should be addressed to thesearch committee chair, Clint Dancey [email protected] For assistance submitting theapplication please contact Ms. Diana Israel [email protected] (540) 231-6424.Advertised: February 6, 2020Applications close: May 3, 2021 Eastern Daylight Timelast_img read more

Kelechi Iheanacho scores late winner as Manchester City beat Crystal Palace 1-0

first_img But Iheanacho reacted first to bury the rebound from Samir Nasri’s shot to keep City flying high at the top of the table. Aguero had earlier limped off midway through the first half having failed to shake off the effects of a cynical trip by Palace skipper Scott Dann, and was replaced by £54million new boy Kevin De Bruyne. Moments later Yaya Toure’s late tackle on James McArthur, for which he was only booked, angered Eagles boss Alan Pardew, who stormed past Manuel Pellegrini and was tugged back by the City manager. Pardew, of course, has previous with Pellegrini following an infamous, foul-mouthed touchline spat when he was in charge at Newcastle two seasons ago. But he was less industrial with his language this time while insisting Toure should have been sent off for a “terrible” tackle, before the minor skirmish ended with a handshake between the rival bosses. Prior to that, Palace had been the more likely side to score with Yannick Bolasie firing over and forcing a low save from Joe Hart, Pape Souare’s volley bouncing narrowly wide and Yohan Cabaye tumbling in the box under Fernandinho’s challenge in what appeared a decent penalty shout, although the French midfielder did not appeal. All City had to show for their endeavours was a Wilfried Bony header which was comfortably saved by Alex McCarthy. Aguero’s departure inevitably blunted City’s attack still further for the rest of the first half, although De Bruyne did test McCarthy with one fierce drive in stoppage time. Palace could have gone in ahead at the interval, though, had Jason Puncheon’s shot dipped a couple of feet lower or Bakary Sako hit the target with a presentable far-post volley. Press Association After the break De Bruyne gave a glimpse of his undoubted quality with a slide-rule pass which sent Jesus Navas racing clear. The Spanish winger appeared to have done the hard work by rounding McCarthy, but then shanked his finish into the side-netting. Palace’s opportunity to nick the victory arrived 20 minutes from the end when Souare broke clear down the left and crossed for Puncheon, but England keeper Hart palmed his header clear to make it seven shut-outs out of seven for club and country this season. As stoppage time, approached Nasri’s shot was blocked by McCarthy but only into the path of Iheanacho, who made an instant name for himself by slotting home the winner. TWEET OF THE MATCH “Yeeeeessss @67Kelechi!!!!!!!” – Manchester City’s Pablo Zabaleta, not part of the playing squad on Saturday, keeps it short and sweet when summing up. Crystal Palace Alex McCarthy: 6 Martin Kelly: 6 Scott Dann: 6 Brede Hangeland: 5 Pape Souare: 7 James McArthur: 6 Yohan Cabaye: 7 Bakary Sako: 6 Jason Puncheon: 7 Wilfried Zaha: 7 Yannick Bolasie: 7 Subs: Dwight Gayle: 6 Mile Jedinak: 5 Chung-yong Lee: 5 Manchester City Joe Hart: 6 Bacary Sagna: 6 Vincent Kompany: 6 Eliguim Mangala: 6 Alexsandar Kolarov: 6 Samir Nasri: 6 Fernadinho: 6 Yaya Toure: 6 Jesus Navas: 5 Wilfried Bony: 5 Sergio Aguero: 5 Subs: Kevin De Bruyne: 6 Kelechi Iheanacho: 7 Martin Demichellis: 5 STAR PLAYER Jason Puncheon: The Palace midfielder is one of the in-form players in the Premier League so far this season and showed why with another all-action display, while coming close to breaking the deadlock twice. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Kelechi Iheanacho outshone fellow substitute Kevin De Bruyne and announced himself to the Premier League with a dramatic late winner just seconds after coming on. VIEW FROM THE BENCH Shorn of strikers due to injury, Palace boss Alan Pardew still went on the offensive with Puncheon, Zaha, Bolasie and Sako all giving the City rear guard plenty to think about. City missed the injured David Silva’s ability to unlock a defence but escaped with another win. MOAN OF THE MATCH The first half was far too stop-start as both sides resorted to niggly and, in some cases, cynical fouls. The bosses had a bit of a squabble on the touchline as well. WHO’S UP NEXT Tottenham v Crystal Palace (Premier League, September 20) Man City v Juventus (Champions League, September 15) Kelechi Iheanacho scored a dramatic late winner within seconds of coming on against Crystal Palace to preserve Manchester City’s 100 per cent record in the Barclays Premier League. The 18-year-old Nigerian striker marked only his second senior appearance with an 89th-minute goal to sink Palace 1-0 at Selhurst Park. Until the youngster’s late arrival, City looked set to drop points for the first time this season, while an injury to Sergio Aguero added to what was shaping up to be a frustrating afternoon in south London. last_img read more