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Assistant Teaching Professor OR Lecturer, Engineering Technology
Northern Arizona University

Date Posted Feb. 19, 2024
Title Assistant Teaching Professor OR Lecturer, Engineering Technology
University Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ, United States
Department Faculty
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2024
  • Assistant Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Engineering - Other

Assistant Teaching Professor OR Lecturer, Engineering Technology

Location: Engineering - Administration
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 607711
Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Workplace Culture

NAU aims to be the nation's preeminent engine of opportunity, vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by delivering equitable postsecondary value in Arizona and beyond.

About NAU

Northern Arizona University serves almost 30,000 students. We are a vibrant community, with 21,000 students in Flagstaff-the home of our largest campus-and the remainder online or at our 20+ statewide locations. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

Committed to an inclusive university environment, NAU has all the benefits of a large institution with a personal touch. We carefully balance teaching, scholarship, and service for faculty members. Supporting our core value of student-centrism, NAU's faculty members promote learning and help students reach academic milestones.

Flagstaff is an outdoorsy mountain town with four seasons and a thriving cultural scene. Located at 7,000 feet, Flagstaff houses 70,000 people and sits at the base of the sacred San Francisco Peaks.

For more about inclusive excellence at NAU, visit the Center for Inclusive Excellence and Access.

About the Department/College

The College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences (CEIAS) combines interdisciplinary scholarship and technological innovation with distinctive and forward-looking academic programs to support economic and societal vitality and entrepreneurship while preparing students for professional opportunities of the future. CEIAS is home to two departments and one school that offer graduate and undergraduate programs that include Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Construction Management, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Informatics, and Immersive Media and Games.

About the Position

CEIAS will launch a new degree in Engineering Technology (ET) in Fall 2024, which intends to be more flexible than our existing engineering programs. The ET program was designed from the beginning to support strong pipelines with Arizona community colleges and to offer coursework in modalities responsive to the needs of both traditional and non-traditional students. As a new faculty member in this program, you will help launch this exciting new program.

Teaching assignments for this position will span both lower- and upper-division undergraduate classes and laboratories related to engineering technology. The successful candidate should be an engineering generalist but expertise related to applied mechanical engineering and advanced manufacturing is especially desirable. Student mentoring and advising, participation in department-level service, and course and program level assessment activities for accreditation will also be required. This is a 9 month non-tenure-track position. Candidates must hold a Masters or PhD degree as described in the minimum qualifications by the time of appointment.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Teaching and Student Related Activities: Developing curriculum and providing instruction in content related to engineering and engineering technology in multiple modalities that supports student engagement, learning, and success.
  • Service: Serve on program, department, college and university committees; advise and mentor students in the program; support the launch of the program through recruitment activities and engaging with university partners; and other activities to support the program as assigned.

This position is an on-site position which requires the incumbent to complete their work primarily at an NAU site, campus, or facility with or without accommodation. Opportunities for remote work are rare.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned Bachelors degree in an Engineering or Engineering Technology program
  • For Lecturer rank: earned Masters degree in an Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Engineering Education program.
  • For Teaching Professor rank: earned PhD in an Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Engineering Education program.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated expertise and scholarship in engineering technology, applied mechanical engineering, advanced manufacturing, or a related field.
  • Industry experience related to engineering technology, applied mechanical engineering, advanced manufacturing, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated excellence in instructional design and effective pedagogy.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience effectively working with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds and underrepresented communities.

Compensation & Benefits

Anticipated salary range is $60,000 to $80,000. Annual salary commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related experience.

This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page. Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of the pay period following election. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following election. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page.

Pre-Employment Check

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

Submit Your Application

Vacancy will remain open until filled. Applications received before March 25, 2024 will receive full consideration.

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description (if viewing this position through the NAU HR website). Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to, follow the 'Current Openings' link, locate vacancy 607711, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.

Application must include (saved as PDF and/or Word documents):

  1. a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position;
  2. a curriculum vitae; and
  3. names and contact information for three references.

Please do not include any other documents. Additional documentation will NOT be reviewed.

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process, please contact the Disability Resources Office at 928-523-8773,, or PO Box 5633, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

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