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Job ID: 160043

Faculty Position
Western Michigan University

Date Posted Jun. 4, 2021
Title Faculty Position
University Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI, United States
Department Engineering Design, Manufacturing, and Management Systems
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2021
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Manufacturing & Quality Engineering
    Engineering - Other

Department of Engineering Design,
Manufacturing, and Management Systems

The Engineering Design, Manufacturing, and Management Systems Department (EDMMS) at Western Michigan University is accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty position with an earliest start date of Fall 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The position is open to candidates as either an assistant or associate professor. All candidates are expected to be effective researchers, competent teachers, and perform service activities. Candidates must be effective communicators.

By the time of hire, candidates must have an earned doctorate or have successfully completed all the requirements for their doctorate in Manufacturing Engineering or a closely related engineering discipline. Relevant research and/or industrial experience in the field of Industry 4.0 is required, particularly in one or more of the following areas: manufacturing technologies, materials processing, automation, and controls.

Preference will be given to candidates with specific interests and experience supporting one or more of our B.S. degree programs: Engineering Design Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, and Engineering Management Technology. Additionally, it is anticipated that this individual will develop new coursework in his/her field of expertise.
The EDMMS Department offers three ABET-accredited undergraduate engineering technology bachelor’s degrees and one master’s degree. Currently, the department has 14 faculty members and more than 200 undergraduate and graduate students. Additional information can be found on our web site at

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences has seven academic departments, with programs in engineering, engineering technology, and applied sciences. The College moved into a new $100 million facility located on a 270-acre engineering campus in 2003. This site includes a new engineering complex and a Business Technology and Research Park. In addition, the EDMMS Department is an integral partner in the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) lab in Grand Rapids.

Western Michigan University (WMU), located in southwest Michigan, is a vibrant, nationally recognized student-centered research institution with an enrollment of 18,000, approximately 20% of whom are at the graduate level. WMU delivers high-quality undergraduate instruction, has a strong graduate division, and fosters significant research activities. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has placed WMU among the 76 public institutions in the nation designated as Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity. Kalamazoo, a thriving educational and cultural center in southwest Michigan, is the home of WMU and is located midway between Chicago and Detroit. It is a vital technological center with a strong manufacturing and service presence.

Salary for the position will be competitive.

Submit a single PDF file that includes the following: a letter of application, a curriculum vita, a statement of research interests and statement of teaching interests, and contact information for three references. The file should be submitted online at: (posting number 0605617).

WMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

  • WMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

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