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Faculty, Assistant/Associate Professor - Mechanical Engineering
Utah Valley University

Date Posted Feb. 26, 2020
Title Faculty, Assistant/Associate Professor - Mechanical Engineering
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Department Engineering Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Faculty, Assistant/Associate Professor - Mechanical Engineering

Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)


The Engineering Department ( at Utah Valley University invites applications for a Tenure Track position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor, in the areas of Materials (Composites), Manufacturing, or Design to begin January 2020 or August 2020. The successful candidate will hold a bachelor's and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field, and will be expected to teach undergraduate mechanical engineering courses.

The Engineering Department currently offers Mechanical, Computer, Electrical, and Civil Engineering undergraduate degrees. The Mechanical Engineering program at UVU was established two years ago to help fill the growing demand for professionally trained engineers in the Orem/Provo greater metropolitan area, commonly referred to as the Silicon Slopes and regularly listed as one of the healthiest cities in the United States. UVU is a public university that offers a number of highly competitive benefits, while being located next to some of the best outdoor activity areas and national parks.

A successful candidate will teach students to understand and appreciate mechanical engineering topics, while fostering a commitment to lifelong learning. Design courses and prepare instructional materials. UVU prides itself on a student-centered learning environment and helping students succeed. Faculty are expected to assess teaching results and apply results to improve courses, curriculum, and teaching effectiveness.

The selected candidate will support department, university and the community through service such as committees and special projects, while fully supporting the university and program level accreditation efforts. All faculty are required to engage in scholarly activities, including research and keeping current in the latest developments in the field.
Utah Valley University prides itself on fostering an environment that values and promotes diversity and inclusivity. The UVU Engineering Department is committed to serving the greater Orem community and ensuring the classroom is inclusive for all people. As such, female and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

Required Qualifications:

B.S. and PhD in Mechanical Engineering, or closely related areas with emphasis in Materials (Composites), Manufacturing, or Design. (PhD must be completed by start date.)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques, student management, motivation, evaluation and assessment of instruction, curriculum development, program development and evaluation, current trends in technical education, cooperative work experience programs, and student recruitment.
  • Knowledge and experience with supervision of undergraduate or industrial research projects.
  • Skills in interpersonal, problem solving and decision-making.
  • Skills in presentation of course materials and learning experiences.
  • Expertise in teaching subjects related to general mechanical engineering topics.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to engage, motivate, and evaluate students.
  • Ability to deal with the opportunities and challenges of a rapidly growing and changing institution.
  • Experience in developing and teaching courses.
  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications:

Teaching and professional experience.

Minimum of 3 three years of teaching with demonstrable experience in the field of Materials (Composites), Manufacturing, or Design.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to lift 10 lbs.

Benefits Summary:

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: FAC46218 College Engineering/Technology Faculty

Open Date: 07/10/2019

Review Start Date: 08/19/2019

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who apply on or before the Review Start Date." This job advertisement may close at any time after the review date.

Please list a minimum of three business references. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process for a letter of recommendation.

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Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicants qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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