Assistant/Associate Professor in Engineering Technology

Illinois State University, Normal
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Jul 28, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Position:

The Department of Technology, which is one of eight Departments/Schools in the College of Applied Science and Technology, is seeking a nine-month, tenure-track faculty member to provide leadership and instruction in the Engineering Technology program at the Assistant/Associate Professor level to begin August 16, 2018.

Duties of this position include: Teach undergraduate courses in Engineering Technology (e.g., industrial plastics, manufacturing processes, constraint-based solid modeling, mechanical properties of materials, quality systems), develop a focused agenda of scholarship and grantsmanship appropriate to the discipline and disseminate through peer reviewed venues, participate and lead service activities in the profession and University, work closely with faculty and students to develop research skills, work closely with faculty and staff to develop relationships with industry and external funding for program initiatives, provide leadership to student chapters of professional organizations, supervise internships and cooperative education experiences.

We offer a competitive salary and benefit package, excellent educational benefits for employees and dependents, opportunities for summer salary, and the possibility of reduced teaching loads during the first two years to allow faculty to establish a research agenda. Illinois State University is a "first choice" institution in Illinois with an average 23.6 ACT admission score. The University was named a great college to work for in 2016 by The Chronicle of Higher Education.  

Required Qualifications:

1. Earned doctorate in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Industrial Education, Industrial Technology, Curriculum and Instruction, or closely related field. Individuals who reasonably expect to complete a terminal degree by August of 2018 will be considered.
2. Expertise in at least three of the following areas: Plastics Manufacturing Technology; Lean Manufacturing; Manufacturing Processes; Constraint-Based Solid Modeling; Quality Control; Materials Testing.
3. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement of this position.

Application Process:

To assure full consideration, please complete a faculty employment application and attach the following documents to posting number 0709676 at by November 4, 2017. Review of applications will continue until qualified candidates are selected.

1. A letter of application describing experience and fit with the position
2. Current vitae
3. Transcripts
4. Contact information of at least three references (name, telephone, and email)

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer encouraging applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, females, and veterans.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at 309-438-3383 or visit

Additional Information:

The Department of Technology is recognized as one of the premier Technology programs in the nation at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Annually serving over 600 students, the faculty and staff are dedicated to preparing individuals for leadership positions as management-oriented technology professionals in six undergraduate programs and four areas of graduate study. Undergraduate majors include programs in Construction Management, Engineering Technology, Graphic Communications, Computer Systems Technology, Renewable Energy, and Technology and Engineering Education. The Department has a graduate student enrollment of approximately 80 students and offers programs in Project Management, STEM Education and Leadership, Training and Development, and Quality Management and Analytics. The Department consists of 29 FTE faculty members, including tenured, tenure-track, full-time, and part-time instructors. Support staff includes a full-time systems manager and centralized advising at the department level (

Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is a student-centered, comprehensive institution of higher education that is dedicated to providing high quality undergraduate education and graduate programs of distinction in targeted areas of study. The College of Applied Science and Technology, one of six colleges, is home to 193 faculty in eight academic units offering programs that prepare students for technical and professional positions in education, government, business, and industry. Illinois State University is ranked in the top 200 schools in the nation and, according to U.S. News & World Report, in the top 100 among public universities nationwide.