Lecturer - Mechanical Engineering & Technology - Technology

Eastern Washington University
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Sep 15, 2021

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Lecturer - Mechanical Engineering & Technology - Technology

About Eastern Washington University:
Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney and Spokane, Washington, with programs offered throughout the state and online with an enrollment of over 12,000 students. Eastern is one of six state-funded four-year institutions of higher education in Washington reporting to its own Board of Trustees.

Eastern’s 300-acre main campus is located in Cheney, a community of 11,000 residents 16 miles southwest of the state’s second largest city, Spokane. Eastern also offers programs in downtown Spokane at the Brand new Catalyst building and on the Riverpoint Campus which is shared with Washington State University. Eastern also offers program throughout the state based on the needs of the community. Eastern offers an array of bachelor’s and master’s degrees and one applied doctorate in physical therapy. EWU offers 135 fields of study, 9 master’s degrees, 12 graduate certificates, 39 graduate programs, 1 educational specialist degree, and 1 applied doctorate to more than 10,000 enrolled students.

Job Summary:
Lecturer - Department of Mechanical Engineering & Technology

The College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Eastern Washington University (EWU) invites applications for one faculty position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Technology (MENT) at the lecturer level. The position is to begin in September 2021.

Programs in the Mechanical Engineering & Technology department offer students the opportunity to study along the spectrum of theory and application in engineering and technology. In addition to planning for a future Center for Advanced Manufacturing, we are working to expand our signature Industrial Robotics and Automation laboratory. The department offers accredited Bachelor's programs in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Technology, as well as Bachelor's degrees in Manufacturing Technology and Construction Management Technology.

Eastern Washington University is a midsize regional, comprehensive institution offering high-quality liberal arts and professional undergraduate and graduate programs in Cheney, Spokane and elsewhere in Washington State. The Spokane metropolitan area is home to over 400,000 diverse residents and offers great four-season outdoor recreational opportunities and a vibrant arts and cultural community.

The MENT department is currently made up of 18 instructors, both tenure-track and lecturers, and roughly 600 undergraduate students. EWU is one of the most culturally and economically diverse universities in the state of Washington. Approximately one-third of the students are multicultural and half are first generation to college.

We are seeking broadly trained candidates who will be inspirational teachers, role models and mentors who complement the strengths of our faculty to engage in instructionally-intensive undergraduate programs, including distance teaching. A demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff and the public is desired. Additionally, all faculty are expected to actively participate in assessment of student learning and to engage in effective teaching.

Primary areas of responsibility include teaching in the department major programs, a willingness to contribute to industrial outreach, curriculum development, active student advising and professional service.

Questions about the position may be directed to the search committee chair Dr. Awlad Hossain ([email protected]), or department chair Dr. Jason Durfee ([email protected]). Questions about the application process may be directed to Britt Pirker at 509.359.6931 or [email protected]. All materials will be held in strictest confidence, and your references will not be contacted without prior notification to the candidates.

EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: Eastern strives to satisfy all requests for special access needs for persons with disabilities. Requests for such accommodations are welcome and may be made by calling Human Resources at (509) 3592381.

Required Qualifications:
* Completed Master’s degree in a field related to construction, manufacturing, technology, or education;
* At least 3 years of relevant construction, manufacturing, and/or machine shop experience;
* Demonstrated ability or desire to teach technology topics, including shop and lab instruction;
* Excellent communication skills to meet the needs of our diverse student-body;
* Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff and the public.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Candidates with expertise in construction, high-performance building design, or advanced manufacturing are particularly encouraged to apply;
* Five or more years’ experience of relevant construction, manufacturing, and/or machine shop experience;
* At least one year of teaching experience;
* Professional licensure and/or certification;
* Evidence of the ability to perform industry outreach.

Other Skills and Abilities:

Job Duties:
% of Time: 100
Responsibility / Duty: 45 credits of teaching 
Teaching includes the following additional responsibilities as defined in the faculty CBA: 
* Meet all scheduled classes 
* Plan, organize and inform students of course content, texts, readings, assignments, attendance expectations and methods of evaluation including grading scales 
* Schedule and attend office hours 
* Turn in grades according to established deadlines 
* Additionally, all faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning.
Essential Function Indicator: Yes

Conditions of Employment:
This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.

Note: Interviews will be conducted via Zoom (camera must be enabled). While we anticipate being open for in-person instruction for academic year 2021-22, should Washington State or university pandemic restrictions disallow for in-person instruction, then courses will be taught via online platforms, including Zoom and other technologies. Candidates must be able to demonstrate competence using these technologies.
Salary Information: The expected salary upon hire is $56,750.

Posting Date: 06/23/2021
Open Until Further Notice: Yes
Closing Date:
Screening to Begin: 06/30/21

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit your application materials through our online applications portal provided below. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.

To apply, visit https://jobs.hr.ewu.edu/postings/7059

EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.

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Eastern Washington University is a student-centered, regionally based, comprehensive university. Its campus is located in Cheney, within the Spokane metropolitan area, with additional learning centers in the region and elsewhere in Washington State. Its mission is to prepare broadly educated, technologically proficient, and highly productive citizens to attain meaningful careers, to enjoy enriched lives, and to make contributions to a culturally diverse society.

Eastern Washington University will achieve its mission by providing:

  • an excellent student-centered learning environment;
  • professionally accomplished faculty who are strongly committed to student learning;
  • high-quality integrated, interdependent programs that build upon the region's assets and offer a broad range of choices as appropriate to the needs of the university's students and the region; and
  • exceptional student support services, resources, and facilities.
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