Assistant Professor

Position Description

The Department of Engineering Technology at Pittsburg State University is accepting applications for a tenure track position in our ETAC of ABET accredited Plastics Engineering Technology program. The Plastics ET program consists of 80+ majors with four (4) current faculty, The overall qualification of candidates will be evaluated by the following: education, diversity of background, engineering/technology industry experience, teaching experience, ability to communicate, enthusiasm for developing more effective programs/curricula, level of scholarship, participation in professional societies, registrations/licenses, scholarly activities among others. Position begins on August 12, 2019.


  • Teach undergraduate and graduate plastics-related courses related to product/mold design, testing, composites, and possibly other topics
  • Advise and recruit students
  • Serve as an advisor and mentor to student professional organizations
  • Assist with program fund-raising, off-campus/online courses, workshops and seminars
  • Support development of instruction and industry engagement

Minimum Requirements

  • Have a Doctorate (preferred) or a Masters in a field related to plastics engineering technology. Candidates with professional certifications/registration and a Masters will be considered. 
  • Have a minimum of three years of industrial experience, professional practice, and technologically current knowledge that supports the field of instruction.
  • Possess knowledge in current product development techniques including material selection and computer-aided design of products and tooling for plastics processes. Experience and proficiency in CAD solid modeling, rapid prototyping, and methodologies such as concurrent engineering or design-for-six-sigma are preferred.
  • Have a working knowledge of polymer engineering applications, processing, compounding, composites, testing, etc. 
  • Demonstrate competence and experience in teaching lecture and lab courses in a broad plastics industry related curriculum. 
  • Demonstrate competence in student mentoring and advising.
  • Have program assessment experience, including program review/ABET accreditation.
  • Have a record of successful work on a team, professional development, involvement in professional societies, SPE, SAMPE, SPI, etc.

Application Instructions

Electronic submission only. Interested and qualified applicants should upload a cover letter; resume; and contact information for three professional references, including a current or former supervisor. Applications received by January 31, 2019, will be given first consideration. Position is contingent upon funding and open until filled.

  • Job Type: Unclassified
  • Job Category: Faculty
  • Department/Office: Plastics Engineering Technology
  • Work Schedule: Full Time
  • Appointment Duration: 9-month
  • Tenure earning: Yes
  • Required Background Checks: Criminal
  • Who can apply: Anyone Interested
  • First consideration: 01/31/2019

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Position number: 100000017
E-appoint tracking number: ETECH010345
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