Assistant/Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering #000164

Mar 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Information: The School of Engineering + Technology at Western Carolina University houses multiple programs in Engineering and Engineering Technology ( All programs have a strong focus on practice, using a Project-Based Learning (PBL) core across all disciplines. Programs in the WCU School of Engineering + Technology include: ABET accredited ETAC programs: - Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (Applied Systems) - Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology ABET accredited EAC programs: - Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering We will be seeking ABET EAC accreditation following the first graduates in Spring 2017 for the following program: - Bachelor of Science in Engineering - Mechanical Master of Science in Technology We are seeking a tenure-track Assistant, or Associate, Professor with one or more areas of expertise in: - Engineering and Product Design and Development - Engineering Project Management (including support of industry-supported Capstone projects) - Advanced Computer Aided Design (CAD) - Design for Manufacturing - Mechatronics Design The successful candidate will have a commitment to teaching and applied scholarship (including the Boyer model of scholarship) at the Bachelors and Masters levels. Successful applicants will have potential or proven excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. Expectations for tenure-track faculty include excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. Some tenure-track faculty members pursue scholarship as applied research for companies through the nationally recognized Rapid Center. Many opportunities for service exist inside and outside the university. Applicants must be able to teach at the Bachelors and Masters levels including thesis supervision and laboratory instruction. Candidates with extensive practical laboratory and experimentation backgrounds are highly desirable, and candidates with experience in more than one area of need will be reviewed favorably.

Minimum Training & Experience Requirements: A minimum of three years of relevant industry experience are required. Degrees in related fields of engineering and/or engineering technology are required. A doctorate degree is required by the starting date. The position is a nine-month tenure--track at the assistant, or associate, professor level. Those seeking advanced rank must demonstrate a record of excellence at the academic rank. Responsibilities include instruction, advising, curriculum development, and engagement with regional business and industry.

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Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and scholarship plans, and a list (include names and complete contact information) for at least three professional references to complete the application process. For additional information or questions contact Dr. Hugh Jack: telephone 828-227-2181, visit, or email The review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.