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Position: Assistant Professor - Mechanical Engineering & Technology - Robotics & Automation
Institution: Eastern Washington University
Location: Cheney, Washington, United States
Duties: The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Technology in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Eastern Washington University (EWU) invites applications for a Tenure Track faculty position in Robotics and Automation to begin in September 2023
Requirements: PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a related field by the appointment date; A strong interest in teaching undergraduate Engineering courses; Excellent communication skills to meet the needs of our diverse student body
   
Text: Skip to Main Content EWU Employment Opportunities Toggle navigation Home Search Jobs Log In /Create Account Help Department Login Assistant Professor - Mechanical Engineering & Technology - Robotics & Automation Bookmark this Posting | Print Preview | Apply for this Job Please see Special Instructions for more details. This position is open until further notice; screening for the Assistant Professor position will begin November 1, 2022. To be assured full consideration, your application must be submitted by that date. It is strongly recommended that you print a copy of these instructions and the position posting before you begin to complete the online application, as the instructions will not be viewable once you begin the application process. Submit your application materials through our online applications portal located here: https://jobs.hr.ewu.edu. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381. All materials will be held in strict confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified. Completed applications must include: 1. Letter of application that addresses each of the key responsibilities and qualifications of the position (both required and preferred) 2. Curriculum vitae 3. List of three references with names, title, organization, addresses, email, phone numbers, and their connection to you. 4. Statement of your teaching philosophy 5. Description of proposed scholarly activity/industrial outreach program. Please use "Other Document #1" to upload the document. 6. Diversity Response - As an equal opportunity employer with a multicultural staff and student population, we are interested in how your qualifications prepare you to work with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations representing various cultures and backgrounds that may be different from your own. Please describe how you will apply an approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public. Posting Details Posting Details Working Title Assistant Professor - Mechanical Engineering & Technology - Robotics & Automation Posting Number 2022042FP Position Information Classification Title Assistant Professor Classification Code 8003 RCW Exemption Criteria 10 - Academic Personnel EWU Position Number F99253 CUPA Code 14.19 - Mechanical FLSA Exempt - Teaching Bargaining Unit UFE % Full Time 100 Salary / Wage Range CUPA Salary Information The expected salary upon hire is $91,078. Anticipated Start Date 09/16/2023 Term of Appointment 9 months per academic year, mid-September through mid-June Location Cheney Campus County Spokane Project Description Project Duration Background Check Yes - Both Department Information Level 1 User with Access Sherry Mowatt Responsible HR User Britt Pirker Responsible HR User Email address bpirker@ewu.edu "inquiries only" Posting Text Job Summary The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Technology in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Eastern Washington University ( EWU ) invites applications for a Tenure Track faculty position in Robotics and Automation to begin in September 2023. Located in Cheney, WA, 16 miles from downtown Spokane, the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Technology has 11 faculty in Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Mechanical Engineering Technology ( MET ) and roughly 350 undergraduate students. The Spokane area is a regional manufacturing hub supporting high-tech industries throughout Washington. Eastern supports these industries through our large alumni base and the expertise of our faculty and students. Preference will be given to candidates who can support robotics, automation and advanced manufacturing through research, industry outreach, and exceptional teaching. 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. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and to the development of a strong externally funded research program involving undergraduates. Candidates must show a high degree of interest in human and cultural diversity with a demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach to teaching and scholarship that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public. Additionally, all faculty are expected to actively participate in curriculum development and assessment of student learning. Primary areas of responsibility include teaching undergraduate Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Technology courses (including some taken by our BS Technology students), scholarly activity/industrial outreach, curriculum development, and professional service. All faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning in these ABET accredited programs. 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) 359-2381. About Eastern Washington University Eastern Washington University, a regional, comprehensive public university with an enrollment of over 10,000 students, is one of six state-funded four-year institutions of higher education in Washington, each governed by its own board of trustees. EWU’s 300-acre main campus is located in Cheney, a community of 12,000 residents 16 miles southwest of Washington’s second largest city, Spokane. Eastern also offers programs in downtown Spokane at the innovative, energy-efficient Catalyst building and at Riverpoint, a campus shared with Washington State University. In addition, EWU programs can be found at select locations throughout the state, aligned with the needs of the community. Eastern contributes to the vitality of the region and the state through its wide array of bachelor’s and master’s degrees in over 100 fields of study, as well as applied doctorates in physical therapy and educational leadership, offering accessible pathways to career success and personal development to students of all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Tribal Land Acknowledgement Eastern Washington University resides within the traditional homelands of the Spokane People and other tribes who are connected through their shared history of this region. This land holds their cultural DNA and it is their Ancestors who are here and bring forth the knowledge of this place—the knowledge that comes from the land. Diversity Statement 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. 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 and applicant certification prior to beginning employment. All new employees must comply with EWU immunization Policy 602-02 and provide proof of immunity or vaccination to MMR and proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID -19 before beginning work at EWU . Waivers for the immunization requirements are available for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs. Physical Demands Essential Functions Analysis forms (“EFA”) describe the physical and mental demands associated with our positions. If you would like to obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis form, which describes the physical and mental demands of the position, please contact Britt Pirker at bpirker@ewu.edu Pre-Placement Physical No Hearing Test Yes Medical Monitoring Post Hire Yes Protective Equipment University, local, regional and state mandates for public and personal protection should be followed as needed. Required Qualifications PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a related field by the appointment date A strong interest in teaching undergraduate Engineering courses Excellent communication skills to meet the needs of our diverse student body Demonstrated ability to publish work in the technical literature Desire to pursue external funding. 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 At least one year of college teaching experience. Experience in advanced manufacturing technology including robotics and automation Professional licensure Relevant industrial experience is preferred. Other Skills and Abilities Work Schedule Type Other Work Schedule Schedule will vary from quarter to quarter to fulfill positions’ responsibilities. Posting Date 09/06/2022 Open Until Further Notice Yes Closing Date Screening to Begin 11/01/2022 Special Instructions to Applicants This position is open until further notice; screening for the Assistant Professor position will begin November 1, 2022. To be assured full consideration, your application must be submitted by that date. It is strongly recommended that you print a copy of these instructions and the position posting before you begin to complete the online application, as the instructions will not be viewable once you begin the application process. Submit your application materials through our online applications portal located here: https://jobs.hr.ewu.edu. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381. All materials will be held in strict confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified. Completed applications must include: 1. Letter of application that addresses each of the key responsibilities and qualifications of the position (both required and preferred) 2. Curriculum vitae 3. List of three references with names, title, organization, addresses, email, phone numbers, and their connection to you. 4. Statement of your teaching philosophy 5. Description of proposed scholarly activity/industrial outreach program. Please use “Other Document #1” to upload the document. 6. Diversity Response - As an equal opportunity employer with a multicultural staff and student population, we are interested in how your qualifications prepare you to work with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations representing various cultures and backgrounds that may be different from your own. Please describe how you will apply an approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public. Job Duties % of Time 100 Responsibility / Duty A Faculty Activity Plan will be developed by the end of the first quarter of the selected candidate’s appointment, and will consist of a combination of teaching, research, service, and/or release time to perform administrative duties, as negotiated and as needed to meet the business needs of the department. Additionally, all faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning. Meet all scheduled classes; Plan, organize and inform students of the course content, texts, readings, assignments, attendance regulations and methods of evaluation including grading scales; Schedule and attend office hours; Turn in grades according to established deadlines; Advise students who are declared majors on department, college and University requirements and career opportunities. Essential Function Indicator Yes Posting Specific Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Applicant Documents Required Documents Cover Letter Curriculum Vitae List of Professional References Teaching Philosophy Other Document #1 Diversity Response Optional Documents DD214 Form © 2016 Eastern Washington University, Human Resources , 314 Showalter Hall, Cheney, WA 99004 EWU expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning. To ensure the security of your data, you will be logged out due to inactivity in 3 minutes at . 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