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Instructor - Mechanical Engineering Technology (Tenure Track)

Raritan Valley Community College
North Branch, New Jersey
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Raritan Valley Community College

Instructor - Mechanical Engineering Technology (Tenure Track)

Ranked by and as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory, a 1,000-seat Theatre, an Honors College for high achieving students and much more.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, professional development, and adult and youth personal enrichment courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit

Job Description:

Raritan Valley Community College has an anticipated opening of Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) Tenure Track in the Science & Engineering Department.

The purpose of this position is the administration of the Mechanical Engineering Technology AS program in the Science & Engineering Department, the development of course materials for the new MET courses, and instruction of MET courses.  During the first year, the main priority will be the development of the new MET courses, and in subsequent years, this position will implement and manage all aspects of the MET program as described below.   Additional responsibilities will include maintaining office hours for student advisement and counseling, participating with other college faculty on academic committees, participation in ongoing professional development activities, and a willingness to take on leadership responsibilities in the department.

*Hiring for Fall 2022

Duties include, but not limited to:

Primary responsibility for the ongoing management and administration of the MET program, including the selection of faculty, when necessary, and the scheduling of courses.  

Teaches MET courses at a variety of times and locations in response to institutional needs.

Oversees & participates in student advising for the MET program.

Develops an annual operating budget in collaboration with the Department Chair and Dean.

Oversees program curriculum planning and development. 

Develops and oversees program and course assessment activities and continuous quality improvement initiatives.

Works with RVCC's Transfer and Career Services Office to formalize articulation agreements with appropriate four-year transfer institutions.

Ensures that the laboratory facilities and equipment are satisfactory to meet the outcomes in the MET courses, including the set-up, calibration, operation and maintenance of all lab equipment (including hardness tester, heat-treatment furnace, specimen quench station, metallurgical optical microscopes, uniaxial tensile testing machine, diamond wafering saw, and polishing tables).

Develops written operating instructions and quality documentation for all lab equipment with emphasis on safety.

Assists in the recruitment of new students and maintains regular contact with all program students.  

Participates in appropriate marketing initiatives in order to maintain enrollment in the MET program.  

Holds regular meetings with the program faculty and the program advisory committee.

Actively participates in professional development.

Release time for course and program development during the 2022-23 academic year is 9 contact hours per semester (minimum of six credits of teaching required).

Release time for administrative duties in subsequent years will be determined yearly based on the needs of the program.


  • Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Quality Assurance Engineering, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant laboratory techniques.​

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Related industry experience.
  • Successful experience in college-level teaching and curriculum development.
  • The ability to make effective classroom presentations and use innovative teaching strategies to enhance student learning.
  • Awareness and understanding of community college programs and students.
  • Demonstrated interest and participation in ongoing curricular, pedagogical, and professional development.

Application Instructions:

As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.

Please submit a cover letter, current resume/vita and unofficial transcripts online:

Initial salary and rank will be based on the successful candidate's educational qualifications and professional experience. The College also offers an attractive employee benefits package.

We regret that we are unable to respond individually to each application. Applicants chosen for further consideration will be contacted directly.

Raritan Valley Community College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer. We will implement the policy to assure that the employment opportunities offered at the institution are available to all persons.

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