The Department of Physics, Geology, and Engineering Technology invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professor positions in an ETAC-ABET accredited program beginning August 1, 2020. We will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status.
The new positions support the implementation of our new Mechatronics Engineering Technology program; this program aims to close the competency gaps identified in our regional workforce. Applicants from the areas of Mechatronics, Mechanical, Electrical/Electronic, Manufacturing, or Industrial engineering or related fields are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to teach both introductory and upper-level undergraduate classes, pursue an active research program that includes undergraduate students and participate in co-curricular departmental activities.
The Engineering Technology programs have seven full-time faculty and approximately 230 undergraduate majors in Mechanical and Manufacturing, Electrical-Electronic and Mechatronics Engineering Technology and provide students with classroom and experiential learning opportunities in industry. For more information on the Engineering Technology programs Program at NKU please visit:
The department offers baccalaureate degrees in physics, engineering physics, geology, and three specialties in engineering technology as well as pre-engineering transfer programs. The faculty of the department include eleven tenured/tenure-track faculty and twelve full-time lecturers. More information about the department can be found in the web page,
NKU, located seven miles from downtown Cincinnati in an area offering an outstanding quality of life, is a nationally recognized metropolitan university committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region of nearly two million people. Our institution is built on core values that emphasize multidimensional excellence, learner-centered education, civic engagement, multiculturalism, innovation, collegiality, and collaboration across disciplines and professional fields. The Department of Physics, Geology, and Engineering Technology is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to these goals are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. For additional information on NKU visit http://www.nku.edu.
Primary Responsibilities :
The position responsibilities of the successful candidate for this job position include, but are not limited to:
Teach introductory mechatronics and engineering technology courses
Teach upper level courses, including in the faculty member's specialty
Develop engineering technology and mechatronics curricula
Participate in program assessment
Engage in undergraduate research and development projects
Participate in service activities of the department
Advise and mentor undergraduate students
A doctorate degree in engineering, engineering technology or related field is required
Demonstrated expertise through educational or professional experience in one or more of thefollowing areas: integrated manufacturing systems, packaging, work cell design, high levelrobotics programming and integration, electric vehicular systems design, testing and validation,and electro-mechanical systems
Ability to serve the profession/university
Proven record of scholarly research commensurate with the position
Able to effectively teach undergraduate-level lecture and laboratory courses
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students with diverse social identities andbackgrounds
Candidates should submit: a cover letter, a Curriculum Vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research plan, a personal philosophy on student diversity and inclusion, and a document with names, phone numbers and email addresses for at least three references.
Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Mauricio Torres (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any questions.
Any candidate offered this position is required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.
Minimum Education: Doctorate
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About Northern Kentucky University
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Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost.
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