Job ID: 202490

Assistant Professor

Oregon Tech

  • Dec. 23, 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Oregon Tech
    Klamath Falls, OR
  • Feb. 13, 2023
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Robotics
    Mechanical Engineering
    Manufacturing & Quality Engineering
    Industrial & Systems Engineering
    Engineering Mechanics
    Energy Technology
    Electrical and/or Electronics
    Education Systems & Design
    Computer Engineering
    Computer Science
    Engineering - Other

The Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering and Technology (MMET) at Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech), Klamath Falls campus seeks applications for two full-time, tenure-track, 9-month salary positions at the level of Assistant Professor. Applicants must have a strong commitment to high quality undergraduate and graduate engineering education and a strong desire to help grow and develop our ongoing educational programs and work with industry.

Assistant Professor – Core MMET Courses
This position has responsibilities for development and teaching in various core MMET courses. In addition to teaching, this position has additional institutional and scholarly activity expectations that allow for a robust professional work environment. Scholarship may include but is not limited to the publication of scholarly work, applied research, grant writing, and collaboration with industrial partners such as Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center (OMIC) with whom Oregon Tech has a strong partnership. Institutional service may include on-campus committee membership and participation in departmental initiatives. Candidates must also be prepared to take a proactive role in student advising.

The Department of MMET offers a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME, EAC-ABET accredited), a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology (BSMET, ETAC-ABET accredited), a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology (BSMFG, ETAC-ABET accredited) and Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MSMFG). The Oregon Tech Klamath program has a fully equipped engineering laboratory located at the Klamath Falls campus of Oregon Tech.

Assistant Professor – MMET + OMIC Research
The appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level. The MMET Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME, EAC-ABET accredited), a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology (BSMET, ETAC-ABET accredited), a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology (BSMFG, ETAC-ABET accredited) and Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MSMFG). The program has fully equipped engineering laboratories and is well known for providing a hands-on-applied engineering education.

This position has responsibilities for development and teaching in the area of Manufacturing Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Mechanical Engineering with emphasis on, but not limited to, Automation, Robotics, Instrumentation, Classical Control Systems, Electrical Power Systems, and may be required to advise Senior Projects. Additionally, candidates will be expected to pursue research opportunities (including undergraduate research) . This includes the opportunity to conduct research with the Oregon Manufacturing and Innovation Center (OMIC).

Department Information:
Oregon Tech is one of the top public regional universities in the western United States and is consistently ranked among the top public colleges in the nation by US News & World Report. Oregon Tech has multiple locations including a rural campus in Klamath Falls, an urban campus in Portland-Metro, and an online campus. Each campus offers a variety of undergraduate and Master’s degree programs. Oregon Tech prides itself on delivering a high-quality, hands-on educational experience distinguished by a low student-to-faculty ratio.

Oregon Tech’s Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and Technology (MMET) department is growing rapidly – both due to increasing enrollment and new opportunities to develop applied research programs. MMET is already one of the largest departments at Oregon Tech and currently offers 4 undergraduate and graduate degrees at our 3 campuses in the Pacific Northwest:

• Klamath Falls
• Portland-Metro
• Seattle (Boeing students only)

The degrees include:
• BS Mechanical Engineering
• BS Mechanical Engineering Technology

  • BS Manufacturing Engineering Technology
    • MS Manufacturing Engineering Technology

    All of our undergraduate programs are accredited by ABET. We place a very strong emphasis on hands-on learning and project work. Our students are active in competitions such as Formula SAE, Baja SAE and RoboSub; and many students take advantage of the internship opportunities offered through MECOP – a unique internship alliance driven collaboratively by Oregon’s engineering universities, their respective student bodies, and industry partners.

    We’re also growing our applied research presence through industry collaboration including a leadership role in the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center (OMIC).

    Oregon Tech is investing heavily in the future of the MMET department. On the Klamath Falls campus, the MMET workshops and laboratories are well-equipped including the state-of-the-art Additive Manufacturing facilities at the Center for Excellence in Engineering & Technology (CEET). The CEET building include collaboration spaces, makerspaces, labs, and virtual classrooms to deliver lectures simultaneously to all Oregon Tech campuses, community colleges and industry partners.

    This is an exciting time to be part of a growing department! 

Qualification Requirements:

  • A Ph.D. in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering or closely related field
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of one year relevant industrial experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in Mechatronics and Mechanical Design, as well as in applied research

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Initial review of applications will begin on February 13, 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted after the initial review date until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. Therefore, at the discretion of the University, materials received after the initial review date may not receive full consideration.

Oregon Tech invites applications for two different positions within the Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering Technology Department of the College of Engineering Technology & Management  

Click Here to Apply for the Assistant Professor – Core MMET Courses

Click Here to Apply for the Assistant Professor – MMET + OMIC Research

Then, upload the following elements to your application:

  1. A brief cover letter outlining qualifications specific to this position;
  2. A curriculum vitae;
  3. A brief statement of your teaching philosophy;
  4. A brief description of potential research projects that could involve undergraduates;
  5. A brief statement on how you view/promote diversity (please upload in the “other document” section of required documents)
  6. A list of three professional references

Oregon Tech’s Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering and Technology (MMET) is committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. As part of the required materials to submit: A statement of your views on diversity and how to incorporate diversity into education (upload in required document under “other documents” section).

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  • AA/EEO Statement:
    Oregon Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring, or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion or creed, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis in law.

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  • 3201 Campus Drive
    Klamath Falls, OR 97601

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