Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves more than 12,000 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.
Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.
APPOINTMENT: March 1, 2013
RESPONSIBILITIES: Conduct research and development in advanced materials and manufacturing techniques for defense and civilian purposes, work with manufacturing companies to transfer technology to strengthen the QC area economy, pursue research funding from federal (e.g., NSF, Department of Defense) and private sector sources. Operate and maintain laser manufacturing, spark plasma sintering, friction stir welding, and hot isostatic pressing equipment.
RANK & SALARY: Competitive Salary.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors degree in engineering or related field. Because this position is government contracted, U.S. citizenship is required.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Manufacturing, materials science, and/or laser additive manufacturing experience preferred.
THE DEPARTMENT: The Quad City Manufacturing Laboratory (QCML), located at the Rock Island Arsenal, is a research lab focused on developing advanced materials and manufacturing technologies. QCML is aligned with WIU's recently established School of Engineering, which is housed at the WIU Quad Cities campus.
THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review and one of 37 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Regional University" by U.S.News&World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves nearly 13,000 students in the heart of the Midwest through its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.
The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 66 undergraduate and 38 graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in education. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1, the University's 666 full-time faculty members teach 94 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to 10 pre-professional degree programs and 17 certificate programs.
Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 20 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.
WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 10,423): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).
WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,235): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, at its metropolitan, non-residential campuses in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. The Quad Cities is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.
Western Illinois University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Information about the Commission may be obtained by visiting www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org .
APPLICATION: Complete applications include: 1) A letter of application 2) Current curriculum vita or resume 3) The names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references.
Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL http://www.wiu.edu/employment/ .
Screening will begin on February 11, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.
Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Dr. Eric J. Faierson at firstname.lastname@example.org 
For assistance with the online application system call the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)298-1977.