Fred Pirkle Endowed Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology

Job description

Position Title:

Fred Pirkle Endowed Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology




Assistant Professor

FLSA status:


Hiring Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience.

Position Type:

Full-Time Tenure Track


College of Science & Engineering Technology


Dept of Engineering Technology

Open Date:



Contact Name:

Dr. Junkun Ma


Engineering Technology Search Committee Chair
Department of Engineering Technology
Sam Houston State University
Box 2088
Huntsville, Texas 77341

Contact Phone:

Phone: 936-294-2350

Contact Email:

[email protected]

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job:

Seventy-five percent teaching, twenty-five percent research appointment with service activities required for promotion, merit based pay raise, and tenure. Ability to teach traditional and online courses is expected. The successful applicant will contribute to our growing undergraduate research program. The applicant is expected to help with improving the Engineering Technology (and future mechanical engineering technology) program including further development of lab and teaching resources, curriculum development, and application for academic accreditation and certification programs (i.e. ABET, ATMAE, SME).

Educational Requirements for the Position:

An earned Doctorate degree in Engineering and/or Technology, Mechanical Engineering/Technology with manufacturing emphasis, Industrial Technology with manufacturing emphasis, Mechatronics or other closely related fields.

Experience Required for the Position:

Desired areas of interest include mechanical and manufacturing systems, mechatronics, electromechanical systems, quality control and management, engineering mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid power or other subjects related to mechanical and manufacturing engineering and technology.

Other Requirements for the Position:

Excellent communication skills are required. Applicant must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education and interdisciplinary collaboration. Three years of related industrial, college teaching experiences are preferred.

Special Instructions Summary:

Electronically submit the following to
• Letter of interest
• Curriculum vita
• Statement of teaching philosophy
• Statement of research and goals
• Official transcripts of all university work
• Names and contact information of three references. (Three recommendation letters required before campus interviews)

Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.

Open Until Filled:


EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.




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Job No:
Posted: 1/13/2021
Application Due: 4/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time