Tenure-Track, Assistant/Associate Professor; Engineering Technology

Job description

The Engineering Technology Program at the University of North Alabama (http://www.una.edu) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level to be the lead for the emerging Bio-Engineering Technology option and laboratory development. This position will begin in Fall of 2020. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of North Alabama is located in the vibrant Florence/Muscle Shoals region, which offers a moderate climate, numerous cultural opportunities, and a high quality of life. The program is housed in a new 162,000 square foot science and technology building, with state of the art office and laboratory facilities.

The North Alabama region is home to over 1,000 businesses from industry sectors that include the automotive, aerospace, chemical, logistics, food, life sciences, metals, fabrication, plastics, and wood. Therefore, the successful candidate will have experience that will be consistent with the development of an engineering technology program to support regional needs. This program emphasizes the hands-on, practical, as well as theoretical coursework related to engineering technology.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop laboratory resources and the diverse curriculum of the program, teach program-related courses including introductory bio-engineering and bio-computational tools; bioprocess engineering, manufacturing, and environmental technology; bioreactor design; molecular biology for engineers; mass and energy balance. The successful candidate will also be expected to recruit, advise and mentor students; participate in scholarly activity including advising undergraduate research; be involved in service to the university, college, department, and profession; be able to communicate effectively verbally, in written format, and interpersonally, with students, staff, and faculty; and support the ABET accreditation process. Compensation is market-based and responsibilities include hands on development and management of laboratory facilities. The ideal candidate will have degrees in both Chemical Engineering and Life Science disciplines. The successful candidate must have a commitment to working with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff, in addition to a commitment to ethical and professional behavior.

Minimum Qualifications: A PhD in Chemical Engineering or Bio-Engineering or a discipline consistent with the desired qualifications, required; Prior teaching experience in a STEM field, preferred.

To apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at http://jobs.una.edu/postings/5272.  Applications will only be accepted online.  Please be prepared to upload a cover letter, resume/CV, and reference list at the time of application. Please indicate in the cover letter, in tabular form, experiences relative to the minimum and desired qualifications listed above. Transcripts are also required, but may be submitted at a later date.  Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process. For questions, please email [email protected] or call 256-765-4291 and select option #2. Selecting an option other than #2 will cause a delay in response.

UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for this position so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed. UNA is a smoke-free campus.




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Posted: 8/30/2019
Application Due: 10/29/2019
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Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.