Southern Utah University
  • 19-Oct-2022 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Cedar City, UT, USA
  • per year Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Excellent Benefits


Job Description:

The Department of Engineering & Technology (E&T) at Southern Utah University (SUU) invites applications for two full-time tenure-track open-rank faculty positions within the Mechanical Engineering Program. The department is seeking faculty with a strong interest in teaching and skill sets that complement the current faculty and needs of the program. The department is seeking an Electrical Engineering faculty to teach within the Mechanical Engineering program as well as a Mechanical Engineering faculty with background in one or more of the following areas: thermal science, manufacturing, mechatronics/robotics.

Expected start date: August 2023


Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will:

● Teach a broad range of undergraduate courses in mechanical engineering. The department is committed to offering a high-quality educational experience for students.
● Fulfill department assessment duties related to continuous improvement efforts and ABET accreditation review documentation.
● Bring mechanical engineering professional/industry expertise and technologies to our growing programs.
● Develop and design curriculum plans to foster student learning, stimulate class discussions, and ensure student engagement.
● Participate in departmental discussions and decisions related to the content, learning outcomes, and pedagogy in the programs.
● Mentor and advise students.


Education and Experience Requirements:

Minimum qualifications-

1. A PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or closely related field. Although preference may be given to applicants with a completed PhD by the start date, ABDs with an expected completion date within one year of the start date will be considered.
2. An ability to teach introductory mechanics courses such as statics, dynamics, strength of materials, etc.
3. Background and interest in teaching upper-division courses in one or more of the technical areas mentioned above.
4. Familiarity with computer software commonly used in engineering design and analysis.
5. Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal relationship skills.
6. Commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduate engineering students as evidenced by the applicant's teaching statement.
7. An ability to manage engineering labs by building lab experiments, maintaining lab equipment and consumable supplies, implementing safety protocols, and supervising student lab assistants.

Desired qualifications-

1. Computational methods for engineering analysis (CFD, FEM).
2. Teaching experience with demonstrated accomplishment at the undergraduate level.
3. Hands-on experience with safety and/or personnel management.
4. History of service, scholarly, and program development activities such as:
a. Collaboration with other engineering and science faculty
b. Completion of applied research projects with regional industry
c. Service on department, college, and university committees
d. Recruitment and advising of students

Electrical Engineering Faculty additional desired qualifications-
1. Experience developing electrical engineering specific curriculum.
2. Leadership skills and desire to create an electrical engineering program.

Mechanical Engineering Faculty additional desired qualifications-
1. Background and desire to develop upper-division courses in one or more of the following technical areas:
a. Thermal science
b. Manufacturing
c. Mechatronics/robotics
2. Experience advising student clubs focused on competing in collegiate engineering competitions.


Documents Needed to Apply:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter. In the cover letter applicants should clearly state in the cover letter the position to which they are applying.
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Contact information for 3 current references

Southern Utah University is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages individual commitment to personal responsibilities in equal measure with personal rights. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the University seeks to develop and nurture diversity. The University believes that diversity among its many members strengthens the institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches campus life.

Southern Utah University does not discriminate against any member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, veteran status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related condition, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable law in employment, treatment, admission, access to educational programs and activities, or other University benefits or services.

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