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Job ID: 220582

Assistant or Associate Professor
Oregon Institute of Technology

Date Posted Aug. 31, 2023
Title Assistant or Associate Professor
University Oregon Institute of Technology
Klamath Falls, OR, United States
Department Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering Technology
Application Deadline Sep. 7, 2023
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Manufacturing & Quality Engineering
    Industrial & Systems Engineering
    Engineering Mechanics
    Energy Technology
    Electrical and/or Electronics
    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 a full-time, tenure-track, 9-month salary 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. The starting salary for the positions will be competitive with our comparator institutions and includes an excellent benefits package with comprehensive healthcare; a generous retirement; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon University System schools.

The 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 Oregon Tech Klamath program has a fully equipped engineering laboratory located in Klamath Falls, OR. Oregon Tech is the only polytechnic university in the Pacific Northwest.

This position has responsibilities for development and teaching in various core MMET courses, this will include Mechanical, Aerospace and Manufacturing Engineering courses The position also requires a familiarity with performing engineering laboratory exercises in the aforementioned areas and other areas of mechanical/manufacturing engineering. 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. In addition, the candidate is expected to actively participate in supporting research at Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center (OMIC) that Oregon Tech is the Host. 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.

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).

Departmental 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.

Qualification Requirements:

  • An earned Doctorate in Mechanical, Aerospace or Manufacturing Engineering or closely related field

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Initial review of applications will begin on September 7th, 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.

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Then, upload the following elements to your application:

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letter of Recommendation
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Professional References List
  6. Statement of Research Interests

Optional Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Transcripts (Unofficial)
  3. Other Document

To peruse other employment opportunities at Oregon's premiere polytechnic university, visit the Oregon Tech Job Board:

Oregon Tech proudly offers a competitive benefits package to eligible employees; to learn more about the comprehensive offering of benefits visit:

  • 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.

    Oregon Tech is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Office of Human Resources.

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