Assistant Professor Engineering Technology

Job description

Engineering Technology (Middletown): Assistant Professor (tenure-track) with possible James A. Myers Endowed Professorship to teach in area of engineering technology; to maintain an active research agenda; advise students; and provide service to the institution. Courses to be taught include but are not limited to robotics, robotics labs, integrated robotic systems, mechanical systems, controls, PLC’s, process control, mechanisms, computer-aided drafting and design, manufacturing, and solid modeling. Position begins August 2021.

The department offers ABET/ETAC accredited bachelor’s completion degree programs with concentrations in Electrical and Computer, Mechanical, and Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology, and associate degree programs in Mechanical Engineering Technology and Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology. In addition, the department is starting a new bachelor’s completion degree in Robotics Engineering Technology. This position is critical to the success of this new program.

Required: Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, or related field. In addition, the successful candidate must be able to develop and design new courses and laboratories in Robotics Engineering Technology; have experience designing, building, programming, and operating industrial robots; demonstrate effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills; have demonstrated proficiency in the use of 2D and 3D modeling software, 3D-printing, and programming languages including C, C++, MATLAB, and Python for synthesis and application of robot systems; have experience in computer vision, machine intelligence, embedded systems design, and/or artificial intelligence with application in robotics.

Desired: Consideration may be given to candidates with post-secondary teaching experience; a Professional Engineering License; technologically current work experience in the fields of robotics, industrial automation and control systems. The successful candidate must have outstanding written and verbal communication skills in English.

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Department will request letters of recommendation from references listed in application. Inquiries may be addressed to Robert Speckert at [email protected]. Screening of applications will begin January 18, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to [email protected] or 513-529-3560.

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Posted: 12/15/2020
Application Due: 2/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time