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 a start date
of Fall 2019. 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. By the time of hire, candidates must have an earned
doctorate or have successfully completed all the requirements for
their doctorate in Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering Design,
Engineering Management, or a closely related engineering
discipline. Candidates must be effective communicators. Relevant
industrial experience is preferred in manufacturing operations,
automation and control, robotics, mechatronics, plastics processing
or engineering management.
Preference will be given to candidates with specific interests
and experience supporting one or more of our B.S. degree programs:
Engineering Design Technology, Engineering Management Technology,
and Manufacturing Engineering 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 10 tenure-track faculty, 300
undergraduate majors and 20 graduate students. Additional
information can be found on our web site at https://wmich.edu/edmms.
The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences has seven
academic departments, with programs in engineering, engineering
technology, and applied sciences. In Fall 2003, the College moved
into a new $100 million facility located on a 270-acre engineering
campus. 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 24,000, 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
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: wmich.edu/hr/jobs (posting
number 0604822). Review of applications will begin immediately and
will continue until the position is filled.
WMU is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women,
veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified
individuals are encouraged to apply.