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Tenure-track Faculty Position in the Department of Engineering Design, Manufacturing, and

Western Michigan University
Michigan, United States
Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 30, 2018

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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

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 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 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.

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