Assistant/Associate Professor - Engineering Design and Project Management #150798

Posting Information: Western Carolina University's School of Engineering + Technology seeks an exceptional candidate to join a growing university and school. The School of E + T houses multiple programs in Engineering and Engineering Technology ( The programs have a strong focus on practice, using our focused Project-Based Learning (PBL) core. All of our programs are experiencing significant growth in both engineering and engineering technology disciplines. We offer baccalaureate programs in: - Bachelor of Science in Engineering with concentrations in Mechanical, Manufacturing, and Electric Power (Seeking ABET accreditation Fall 2017) - Electrical Engineering (ABET EAC Accredited) - Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ABET ETAC Accredited) - Engineering Technology (ABET ETAC Accredited) - Masters of Science in Technology The school is seeking someone with one, or more, areas of expertise listed below. The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and have high potential for applied scholarship based on the Boyer Model of Scholarship. Expectations for the position include excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. Many tenure-track faculty members pursue scholarship as applied research for companies through our nationally recognized Rapid Center, located in the College of Engineering and Technology. Opportunities for service exist both in and out of the school, college, and university. Applicants must possess the qualifications to teach at the Bachelors and Masters levels, including thesis supervision and laboratory instruction. Candidates with extensive practical laboratory and experimental backgrounds are highly desirable, and candidates with experience in more than one area of need will be reviewed favorably. Candidates with academic and industry experience and a demonstrated record of achievement may be considered for appointment at the Associate Professor rank. Areas of need are: - Leading Industry-sponsored Capstone Project Development and Education - Engineering and Product Design and Development - Engineering Project Management The position has the potential to have an appointment for the Summer term as a Rapid Center Fellow leading Engineering Capstone interactions with industry and corporate partners. Western Carolina University (WCU) is located beside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Blue Ridge Parkway offering exceptional opportunities for outdoor recreational activities. For the past four years WCU has been voted the Top Adventure college in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions by Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine for its location, and opportunities for mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, fly fishing, nature photography, and outdoor life. The main campus, in Cullowhee, North Carolina, is located approximately 50 miles southwest of Asheville, North Carolina, a destination location for advanced manufacturing and entrepreneurial activities.

Minimum Training & Experience Requirements: A minimum of three years of relevant industry experience are required. A doctoral degree in a field of engineering and/or engineering technology are required. The position is a nine-month tenure-track at the Assistant or Associate Professor level with high potential for an ongoing summer contract. Those seeking advanced rank will need to demonstrate a record of excellence at the academic rank. Responsibilities include instruction, advising, curriculum development, leadership and management of student capstone projects, industry outreach, and engagement with regional business and industry.

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Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, 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 828-227-2775, visit, or email The review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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