Mechanical Engineering Technology Assistant Professor

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 15, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and founded in 1967, Springfield Technical Community College is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. Digital Multimedia, IT Security, Nursing, Robotics, Sonography, Mechanical Engineering Technology (Advance Manufacturing) and dozens of other career programs produce potential employees each year. STCC’s highly-regarded transfer programs in Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Science and Technology continue to provide the most economical option for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an enrollment of over 6,000 day, evening, weekend and online students S.T.C.C. is a vibrant campus rich in diversity.
Job Description:

Springfield Technical Community College seeks applicants for the position of Mechanical Engineering Technology Assistant Professor. Working with and under the supervision of the Dean of the School of Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM), this faculty is responsible for supporting and enhancing the College's Mechanical Engineering Technology Program.

Instructional areas will include the overall Mechanical Engineering Technology curriculum, but will focus on disciplines related to design and manufacturing.  Position requires teaching courses in quality assurance, Lean manufacturing, 6 Sigma principles, and engineering design using SolidWorks. Responsibilities also include introductory courses in mechanical and manufacturing engineering technology. Candidate should have a working knowledge of CAD/CAM principles including 3D (Solids) CAD and typical industry standard CAM packages.  Knowledge of SolidWorks and GD&T is required. Knowledge of Mastercam is a plus.

The ideal candidate works together with all faculty and staff to create an atmosphere of trust and respect in which all can succeed. This candidate will fulfill the duties of faculty in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program, teaching, advising, and College Service, in accordance with MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Under the supervision of the Dean of STEM, the Instructor/Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology will demonstrate excellence in the following areas:

Leadership and Management:

  • Collaborates with faculty, other deans and college staff on initiatives to increase support for Mechanical Engineering Technology department students and faculty.
  • Submits promptly and in proper form all reports and requests as set forth by the Dean of STEM and the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  • Attend all meetings as required;
  • Ensures that student learning outcomes for courses and the program are current and assessed regularly, documenting the process and submitting appropriate information to the Dean.


  • Teach courses in Mechanical Engineering Technology; participate in curriculum development.
  • Teaching introductory and advanced Mechanical Engineering Technology courses to students from a diverse cultural and educational background. The person filling this position believes that all students can learn, and that student engagement in the classroom enhances knowledge of academic content and leads to higher student success.
  • The successful candidate understands that students learn in different ways due to their diverse cultural and educational backgrounds and provides numerous teaching techniques, such as lecture, small group work, and the use of technology to reach all students. 
  • Provides guidance to students in their learning and educational planning, instruct and supervise students in both classroom and laboratory settings including the preparation of assignments and equipment for lectures and laboratory exercises.
  • Advise and register students.
  • The ideal candidate will comply with, exemplify and promote existing lab safety procedures and processes.


  • Forwards recommendations on department instructional space needs to the Department Chair and to the Dean of STEM.
  • Ensures utilization and proper maintenance of specialized equipment and materials.


  • Serves on college committees and task forces.
  • Represents the college by active participation in related organizations, networks and cooperative groups.
  • Performs special projects and related responsibilities as initiated and requested.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the Mechanical Engineering industry required. College or Technical school-level teaching experience in Mechanical Engineering technology or related field, preferably at the community college level.
  • Desire and ability to work with a diverse student body in a cooperative environment.
  • Experience creating and implementing student learning outcomes, evaluating student performance and progress through a variety of assessment approaches; the use of classroom technology, online learning, and student-centered learning techniques are preferred.
  • A minimum of an AS Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology or related field required for instructor. BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Education, or related field required for assistant professor.  MS degree preferred. CNC experience preferred.
  • Commitment to college service activities is required.


Duties normally performed in a classroom/lab environment.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.   Must be able to remain stationary and move about inside an office, classroom or lab.  Must be able to operate or use computer, office machinery, copier, calculator etc.  This person frequently communicates with students, employees or the community.  Must be able to exchange accurate information in various situations.

Additional Information:

SALARY:  $41,621- $61,973 per annum. [Academic year - 180 days] Actual salary will be commensurate with academic background and experience per the MCCC Collective Bargaining Agreement. See

BENEFITS:                              Yes - State Funded


WORK SCHEDULE:                   37.5 hours per week (Monday - Friday) 

GRANT FUNDED:                     No


STCC conducts a pre-employment screening on specified positions, which may include, but is not limited to, a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and/or Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history. Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment screening as a condition of employment.           

ANTICIPATED START DATE:           Fall 2021

CLOSING DATE:                           March 15, 2021

Application Instructions:


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