Assistant Professor - Engineering & Technology #192829
Posting Information: The School of Engineering and Technology at Western Carolina University (WCU) has an opening for an Assistant Professor of Engineering and Technology beginning fall 2019. This is a nine (9) month tenure-track position. The successful candidate will have a solid commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, scholarship, and professional service to the university and community. Many faculty pursue scholarship and applied research with external clients through our nationally recognized Rapid Center. For more information please visit our website at engineering.wcu.edu. All engineering and engineering technology programs are accredited by ABET's EAC and ETAC, respectively. The college was recently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a top 100 Undergraduate Engineering program. Programs in the school have a strong emphasis on applied, Project-Based Learning (PBL) as evidenced by the industrial experiences of our faculty. Applicants with extensive practical laboratory and industry experience will be reviewed favorably. Applicants must be able to teach at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels in one or more of the following areas. * Advanced Manufacturing, including CNC applications * Automation and Robotics, including PLC and IoT applications * Design for Manufacturing * Advanced Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Manufacturing (CAM) * Product Design and Development * Product Life Cycle Management The position is contingent upon final budgetary approval. 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 location undergoing significant growth and manufacturing projects. The campus is located midway between Charlotte, North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia. An instructional site for certain programs is located in Asheville, North Carolina.
Minimum Training & Experience Requirements: To be considered candidates must have a minimum of three years relevant industry experience or equivalent. Degrees in Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or related field are required. A doctorate degree is required by the starting date.
Special Instructions to Applicants: You must apply online through the WCU employment system at https://jobs.wcu.edu. Application must be made online and include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and scholarship plans, unofficial transcripts, and at least three professional references. For additional information or questions contact Dr. Hugh Jack: telephone 828-227-2775, visit http://et.wcu.edu, or email [email protected] The review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.