Fred Pirkle Endowed Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology

Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 12, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Position Title Fred Pirkle Endowed Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology Requisition 202000116F Rank Assistant Professor FLSA status Exempt Hiring Salary

Commensurate with education and experience.

Position Category Position Type Full-Time Tenure Track College College of Science & Engineering Technology Department Dept of Engineering Technology Open Date 01/12/2021 Quicklink
Contact Name Dr. Junkun Ma Title

Engineering Technology Search Committee Chair
Department of Engineering Technology
Sam Houston State University
Box 2088
Huntsville, Texas 77341

Contact Phone Phone: 936-294-2350 Contact Email
Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

Seventy-five percent teaching, twenty-five percent research appointment with service activities required for promotion, merit based pay raise, and tenure. Ability to teach traditional and online courses is expected. The successful applicant will contribute to our growing undergraduate research program. The applicant is expected to help with improving the Engineering Technology (and future mechanical engineering technology) program including further development of lab and teaching resources, curriculum development, and application for academic accreditation and certification programs (i.e. ABET, ATMAE, SME ).

Educational Requirements for the Position

An earned Doctorate degree in Engineering and/or Technology, Mechanical Engineering/Technology with manufacturing emphasis, Industrial Technology with manufacturing emphasis, Mechatronics or other closely related fields.

Experience Required for the Position

Desired areas of interest include mechanical and manufacturing systems, mechatronics, electromechanical systems, quality control and management, engineering mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid power or other subjects related to mechanical and manufacturing engineering and technology.

Other Requirements for the Position

Excellent communication skills are required. Applicant must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education and interdisciplinary collaboration. Three years of related industrial, college teaching experiences are preferred.

Special Instructions Summary

Electronically submit the following to
• Letter of interest
• Curriculum vita
• Statement of teaching philosophy
• Statement of research and goals
• Official transcripts of all university work
• Names and contact information of three references. (Three recommendation letters required before campus interviews)

Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.

Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

Supplemental Questions

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  2. If your response to the question above was 'Other' please indicate from what source.

    (Open Ended Question)

Candidate Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research & Goals
  5. Reference Contact Information
  6. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3

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