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Assistant Professor-Engineering Technology

E-appoint Tracking Number: ETECH005795S

Job Type: Unclassified

Job Category: Faculty

Is position tenure earning: Yes

Position Department/Office: Engineering Technology

Appointment Duration: 9 Month

Position Responsibilities: The successful candidate for this position will be expected to: 1) teach undergraduate and graduate engineering technology courses (lecture, laboratory, and on-line), 2) advise and recruit students, 3) serve as an advisor and mentor to student projects and student professional organizations, 4) pursue scholarly, grant, private funding, and applied research activities, 5) assist with program fund-raising, off-campus/online courses, workshops and seminars. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to work with industry and demonstrate competency in applying “real-world” solutions to industrial challenges.

Minimum Requirements: An ideal candidate will: • Have a Doctorate (preferred) or a Masters in the field of mechanical engineering technology or mechanical engineering. Candidates with professional certifications and a related Masters will be considered. • Have industrial experience, professional practice, and technologically current knowledge that supports the field of instruction (minimum 3 years preferred). • Demonstrate competence in a broad mechanical curriculum - Computer Aided Design, Solid Mechanics, Mechanical Design, Fluid Mechanics/Power, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics. • Have experience in a variety of software (Solidworks, CATIA, ProE, FEA, Microsoft Office). • Have a strong record of working on a team. Have the ability and willingness to teach in the Mechanical as well as other Department programs, Electronics, Manufacturing, and Plastics. • Have higher education teaching experience and experience in student mentoring, advising and counseling. • Have a record of professional development.

Preferred Qualifications: The overall qualification of candidates will be evaluated by the following: education, engineering/technology industry experience, teaching experience, ability to communicate, enthusiasm for developing more effective programs/curricula, scholarly activities, diversity of background, participation in professional societies, registrations/licenses.

The Following Background Checks Are Required:

  • A criminal background check

Position Closes: Open Until Filled

Application Review: For first consideration, apply by 01/03/14

Application Instructions:

The Department of Engineering Technology at Pittsburg State University is accepting applications for a tenure track position (position is contingent upon funding) in our ETAC of ABET accredited Mechanical Engineering Technology program. http://www.pittstate.edu/etech.  The Mechanical ET program consists of a 100+ majors with three (3) current faculty.

Send letter of application, resume and a minimum of three professional references (mix of academic and industrial) to: Mechanical Search Committee, c/o Dept. of Engineering Technology, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS 66762. Phone: (620) 235-4350 Fax: (620) 235-4004. Email: etech@pittstate.edu.


Pittsburg State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.

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