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Non-Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Practice in the College of Engineering

The Ohio State University
Newark Campus

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Job Title:Non-Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Practice in the College of Engineering

Department:Newark | General

The Ohio State University at Newark invites applications from outstanding individuals for a full-time, non-tenure-track, assistant professor of practice in the College of Engineering. The appointment will be in the Department of Integrated Systems Engineering and funded by and located at the Newark campus.


  • Teach approximately 21 contact hours (between seven and nine courses) per year in the new Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (BSET) program on the Newark campus and hold regular office hours for students
  • Assist enrollment services team in recruiting new students for the BSET program
  • Help expand and maintain experiential learning opportunities in the BSET program, including co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities with regional manufacturers
  • Work with Career and Technology Education Centers (C-TEC) and Central Ohio Technical College to support transfer pathways and instructional collaboration
  • Provide service to the university, including developing mutually beneficial relationships with industry
  • Provide service to the campus


  • An earned master’s or doctoral degree in an engineering or engineering technology field relevant to manufacturing
  • Significant teaching and/or industrial experience in industrial automation or systems engineering, including robotics/automation, CNC machining, production control, facilities design, manufacturing processes, or manufacturing management. )
  • A strong commitment to and evidence of excellence in teaching; experience with under-represented groups and first-generation students preferred
  • 1 to 3 years Industry experience an engineering or engineering technology field relevant to manufacturing.

Faculty on the Newark campus hold appointments in their academic departments at Ohio State and are promoted through the process outlined by those departments. Teaching responsibilities for this position will be exclusively at the Newark campus, one of Ohio State’s six campuses. Faculty at the Newark campus teach a diverse student population in a multi-disciplinary, small-college environment. Please visit the following link for more information about our Newark campus:

The BSET program at Ohio State is designed to meet the growing demand for highly skilled college graduates who possess manufacturing engineering technology skills that integrate business and leadership principles with engineering processes and technical knowledge. This evidence-based, interdisciplinary program offers students the opportunity to learn in a hands-on, practical way that enables deep understanding.

The BSET program trains students for manufacturing leadership roles by developing their ability to solve problems through an integration of the following skills:

  • Applying appropriate engineering technologies and 21st-century tools
  • Analyzing problems using a systems approach
  • Bringing the needs of people into the equation
  • Utilizing strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Employing effective business analysis of decisions in a local and global context
  • Improving manufacturing processes to raise product quality and profitability


To be considered, please submit your application materials electronically to the posting via

Before submitting, make sure you have uploaded all of your materials, as you will not be able to edit once you submit.

Materials must include:

A cover letter that describes teaching (experience, philosophy, and effectiveness – see paragraph below for more detail) Curriculum vitae Graduate transcripts Three (3) letters of reference addressing teaching effectiveness.

Ohio State is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in all areas. Students at the Newark campus come from diverse backgrounds. Of our new, first-year students in 2020, more than 33% were Pell-eligible, more than 37% were among the first in their families to go to college, and almost 40% were minorities. In the cover letter, describe experiences, current interests or activities, and future goals that promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

The anticipated start date is August 2024. Screening of applicants will begin in November 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries about the position may be addressed to Dr. William L. MacDonald, Dean of Ohio State Newark, at Please do not send your application materials to this email; they should be submitted via the website link.

Commitment to Diversity

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. Employment at Ohio State requires the successful completion of a background check.

Additional Information:

Location:Founders Hall (0628)

Position Type:Regular

Scheduled Hours:40

Shift:First Shift

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