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Assistant Professor - Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Vermont Technical College

Job Description

The Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology Department at Vermont Technical College invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor position to begin in August 2022.

Vermont Technical College is a small rural college that provides career-focused technical and professional education in a caring community which prepares students for immediate workplace success and continued learning. It is not a research institution.

The Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering Technology department has three programs: Mechanical Engineering Technology Associate, Manufacturing Engineering Technology Bachelor’s, and Renewable Energy Bachelor’s. It also contributes significantly to a fourth program, Electromechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor’s. Additional information about the department’s programs and Vermont Technical College may be viewed at the Vermont Tech website, www.vtc.edu.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach at the undergraduate level in the areas of mechanical and manufacturing engineering technology, which may include:
    • Engineering sciences, such as:
      • Fluid mechanics
      • Statics & strengths of materials
      • Thermodynamics & heat transfer
      • Kinematics & dynamics
    • Additive manufacturing, including generative design & topological optimization
    • Advanced manufacturing and automation (industrial robotics)
    • Computer-aided design
    • Composite materials
    • Product design and production
    • Mechanical & manufacturing capstone courses
    • Other subjects in the fields of mechanical & manufacturing engineering
    • Most courses will include the production, by students, of physical objects, so hands-on skills are very important – these are not paper projects.
  • Perform industry and community outreach
    • Developing partnerships with regional industry and working closely with the program advisory board are critical responsibilities.
  • Department and Laboratory contributions
    • Manage department labs:
      • Requisition necessary equipment, supplies, and classroom materials.
      • Assist in the maintenance of physical facilities and resources to ensure safe and effective instruction.
      • Perform routine maintenance and troubleshooting on laboratory equipment.
      • Assist with setup and breakdown of class and lab equipment.
      • Clean and organize tools and machines as needed.
    • Oversee lab technician as they assist students with lab activities and projects.
    • Perform assessment activities intended to maintain accreditation.
    • Develop curriculum as needed.
  • College responsibilities
    • Serve the college community by participating in committees, student advising, recruitment, student competitions, and etc.
  • Professional development
    • Stay current in the mechanical and manufacturing engineering fields by attending conferences and continuing education courses.
    • Work to develop and maintain teaching effectiveness.

Minimum Qualifications:
Qualified candidates will have a degree and professional experience in mechanical or manufacturing engineering. A Master's degree, or B.S. degree and PE license, is required. Prior teaching experience is highly desirable.

Salary:

Based on qualifications and experience as defined by VSC-VSCFF Bargaining Unit Agreement.

Application Information:
Applicants interested in applying must submit a Cover Letter, Resume/CV and Unofficial College Transcripts (official transcripts will be required if hired)

Applications will be accepted until positions are filled or by date specified. However, applications received after the initial screening will be considered at the discretion of the College. Vermont Tech strongly encourages applications from members of ethnic minority groups and other under-represented backgrounds.

Vermont Tech is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, religion, ancestry, place of birth, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age or veteran status, or against a qualified individual with a disability, or any other person whose status is protected under local, state or federal laws. In compliance with ADA requirements, we will make reasonable accommodations for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant.

All full-time and some part-time positions are subject to a criminal background check. Any offer of employment is conditional upon successful completion of these checks.

Qualifications

Education

Required

Masters or better in Mechanical Engineering or related field.

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