Job ID: 131590

Assistant/Associate Professor

University of Missouri-Kansas City

  • Oct. 16, 2019
  • Assistant/Associate Professor
  • School of Computing and Engineering
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
    Kansas City, MO
  • Open until filled
  • Sep. 1, 2020
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering

The School of Computing and Engineering (SCE) at the University of Missouri – Kansas City seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in Mechanical Engineering within the school’s rapidly-growing Civil and Mechanical Engineering (CME) Department (http,:// position is a full-time, academic year (9 month) appointment starting September 1, 2020. Applications will be reviewed starting November 1, 2019 and continue until the positions are filled.

The School of Computing and Engineering currently seeks to expand its emphasis on robotics to incorporate the large field of manufacturing control. Job ID #31878 seeks applicants with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field whose primary research areas include controls with an emphasis in industrial/manufacturing applications. Preferred Qualifications include 1) undergraduate teaching experience; 2) professionally licensed (FE or PE); 3) excellent communication and interpersonal skills and 4) the bbility and desire to work collaboratively with colleagues and administrators Applicants are sought and will be prioritized according to how well they would complement and expand current CME and CSEE research strengths in robotics and controls while engaging with the local manufacturing industry. Successful candidates will be able to teach undergraduate Mechanical Engineering courses, and should have particular interest in teaching courses in control theory and industrial process control.

Interested candidates should apply online at the UMKC online job posting page , scroll down and click on VIEW JOBS, then use the position number to search for the position you are interested in. Use position Job ID 31878. You will need to register if a new user of E-Recruit – the sign in button is at the right on the View Jobs webpage. Include a cover letter highlighting qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience/philosophy, and contact information of three references. For additional information contact Ms. Jane Vogl (, Assistant to the Dean, School of Computing and Engineering, subject: CONTROLS FAC SEARCH.

Successful candidates will be expected to: ( 1) have a strong commitment to quality undergraduate and graduate engineering education; (2) teach courses in the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs; (3) develop and maintain an outstanding record of scholarly activity, including an externally-funded research program; (4) engage in departmental, school, and/or university service activities appropriate to the position; and (5) advance the goals and strategic plan of SCE and UMKC. The CME Department offers ABET-accredited BS degrees, MS degrees, and participates in UMKC’s interdisciplinary PhD program. CME currently has 15 tenured or tenure-track faculty members, supported by nearly 30 teaching and adjunct faculty, approximately 400 undergraduate students, and 60 graduate students. CME’s student body has grown by over 30% since 2008, with further increases in enrollment expected for Fall 2020.

The CME Department offers a collaborative and supportive working environment in which input from all faculty members is valued. This unique environment continues to foster truly innovative partnerships in both research and teaching. UMKC is located in the heart of Kansas City, a world-class engineering hub that is home to companies such as Honeywell, Black and Veatch, and Bums and McDonnell that provide enriching educational partnerships for SCE students and faculty. The Kansas City metropolitan area, with a population of over 2.3 million, is home to a thriving arts community, unique shopping and entertainment districts, excellent restaurants, and three professional sports teams. The Kansas City International Airport, originally built in 1972, will be replaced with an ultra-modem $1 Billion single terminal design by 2021. UMKC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.

  • UMKC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.

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Contact Information

  • Jane Vogl
    School of Computing and Engineering
    University of Missouri-Kansas City
    534 Flarsheim Hall
    5110 Rockhill Road
    Kansas City, MO 64110
  • 816-235-1496

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