FT Assistant Professor - Machine Shop (Regular)

Lansing, Ingham County
Apr 30, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Job Type: Full Time

Salary Range: Based on highest earned relevant degree

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred: Bachelor's degree with coursework related to CAD, CNC Programming and CNC Machining Work experience with High Speed machining and contoured surface machining Experience with Siemens products such as Solid Edge and NX Experience with CNC programming with MasterCAM and/or NX

Minimum Qualifications: Required: Associates Degree in Applied Science with coursework related to CAD (Computer Aided Drafting), CNC Programming (Computer Numerical Control) and CNC Machining. Five (5) years of machining experience including general machining, machine tools and work holding. Demonstrated knowledge of Fanuc controls and CNC machining Previous position with a reputable manufacturer as a production or prototype machinist or programming within the past ten years. Candidate will be expected to obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Education or a related technical field within 5 years.

Responsibilities: The selected faculty member will be responsible for the instruction of classes related to CNC Programming and Precision machining. A solid understanding of the field of CNC programming and machining, to include basic CAD drawing, solid modeling is desired. This faculty member will be designated as the machine shop "champion" and will be responsible for the organization and functionality of the lab area. Strong communication skills and computer proficiency are a must. This full time teaching position includes instruction of three to five courses per semester including Basic MasterCAM, Advanced MasterCAM, Intro to Precision Machining, and Advanced Machining. There is a possibility of teaching night and weekend courses. The incumbent may be responsible for representing the Program in a variety of public forums to include educational, workforce development, professional, and policy-making arenas. Other primary responsibilities include assisting in course coordination, development and improvement; advising students and meeting scheduled office hours; and regular participation in departmental and divisional teams and in college-wide committees. Additional responsibilities include working effectively with other faculty and staff in a rapidly changing team environment, supporting and contributing to diversity and student success initiatives, and remaining current with teaching methods in the fields of CNC programming and machining. A commitment to professional development and learning is essential as demand for skilled trades continue to grow. The successful candidate will enjoy working with diverse populations but still be able to connect one-on-one with students. This individual will have good listening skills and the ability to understand the needs of others, be flexible, and will maintain a high work ethic and integrity.

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