Career Opportunities

Part-Time Faculty Positions, Mechatronics Engineering – Byblos

School of Engineering

Campus: Byblos

Vacancy Date: Fall 2021

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering together with the Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering invite applicants for a possible teaching opportunity in Mechatronics Engineering on the Byblos campus effective Fall 2021 (classes begin September 01, 2021). Applicants should be qualified and willing to teach one or more of the following courses:

MCE 510 – Real time Systems

This course emphasizes hard and soft real time computer system design for uniprocessor embedded system applications and distributed real time systems. Topics covered include characterizing real-time systems, performance measure, task assigning, scheduling, Fault tolerant scheduling, run-time error handling, run-time support, kernel, real time databases, real-time communication, software development techniques; practical applications.

MCE 520 – Industrial Automation

This course introduces you to practical methods of automatic control of machines, processes and systems. All major parts of a modern industrial control system will be described and their principles explained. These include the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), as the system ‘brain’, various field devices, which allow the system to ‘sense’ and ‘affect’ the controlled environment, and communication between the system components. The principles of developing PLC programs and practical examples of control systems will be also presented. 

MCE 522 - Intelligent Building Management Systems

Automation, communication and security; mechanical, electrical, electronic subsystems and their integration with the building envelope; environment, energy and sustainability; configuration and operational characteristics; performance specifications; analytical models; design methods; case studies. Topics covered includes sensors, novel and mobile controllers, and their applications for air conditioning, fire safety, transportation and lighting control systems

MCE 524 – Building Automation Systems

This course studies the design and wiring of electronic devices used to control and monitor buildings. Students will be introduced to direct digital control systems in buildings. Concepts and principles to quantify and analyze inputs and outputs from measurement devices utilized to determine parameters such as temperature, pressure, voltage, amperage and flow rate.

MCE 530 – Smart Materials

Covers various smart materials, such as shape memory alloys and piezoelectric and magnetostrictive materials, current research in material development and diverse applications in areas such as medicine, automobiles and aerospace. The aim of the course is to bridge the gap between different areas of material development, characterization, modeling and practical applications of smart materials.

MCE 532 – MEMS

Static and quasistatic fields for microelectromechanical transducers & certain microfluidic schemes. Capacitance models, lumped parameter electromechanics, & two-port device descriptions. Reciprocity & sensitivity issues. Brief review of microfabrication technologies. Case studies of practical micro-actuators & sensor elements.

MCE 540 – Introduction to Biomechatronics

Biomechatronics is the application of mechatronic engineering to human biology . This course will cover state-of-the-art in the field of Biomechatronics including assistive technologies, prosthetic devices, rehabilitation robots, and exoskeletons.

The Lebanese American University is an Equal Opportunity Employer operating in Lebanon under a charter from the Regents of the State University of New York. Information about the University can be found on this website (http://www.lau.edu.lb).

Applicants are required to have obtained a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Applicants with a Masters degree combined with extensive industry experience will also be considered.
Preference will be given to applicants whose area of expertise is related to the course descriptions or to those with prior teaching experience.

To apply, please send the following documents via email to Ms. Rima El Hassan (rima.elhassan@lau.edu.lb) no later than May 30, 2021:

Use the following subject in the email: MCE Part-Time Fall 2021 Application.