Visiting Assistant Professor, Industrial and Robotics Engineering

Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jun 03, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Gannon University's School of Engineering and Computer Science seeks an energetic Visiting Assistant Professor of Industrial and Robotics Engineering. The appointment for this position begins in August 2021, with the potential of being converted to a tenure-track position upon favorable review of the candidate's performance and teaching excellence within the first year. Preferred candidates' expertise should be in the areas of either Operations Research, Simulation, and/or Healthcare Systems Engineering. The candidate should be able to demonstrate experience in the application of these knowledge bases to areas relating to human-machine interaction and artificial intelligence. The successful candidate will provide a dynamic and innovative classroom and lab experience for students, in addition to designing new courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly-motivated candidate to join a new and fully ABET-accredited program, develop creative approaches to student engagement in the classroom and community, develop novel research agenda using state-of-the-art research resources in our labs, and leverage on existing collaborations with healthcare partners to foster research within the university and our immediate community. The College of Engineering and Business (CEB) promotes a strong entrepreneurial mindset. There is also an opportunity to interact with regional entrepreneurs through the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Erie Technology Incubator (ETI). Faculty can develop their own projects and make use of services from SBDC and ETI. Qualified candidates will be expected to engage in scholarly activities in keeping with the Boyer Model of Scholarship as is appropriate to the application and receipt of tenure and promotion at Gannon. Requirements include a Ph.D. or comparable degree (completed by August 1, 2021) in Industrial and Robotics Engineering or a closely related field. Excellent communication skills are required. Experience working as an industrial engineer, professional registration, six sigma black belt, lean systems, or teaching experience in higher education will be a plus. Candidates must be able to support and promote the University's inclusive Mission, its Catholic identity, and its liberal arts and professional education traditions. Gannon is a comprehensive national institution that is committed to student-centered learning, with an emphasis on professional education integrated with liberal-leaning student outcomes. Gannon University is recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the "Great Colleges to Work For." Located near Lake Erie in Erie, Pennsylvania, the University offers ready access to a variety of cultural and exciting seasonal activities and is within a two-hour drive of Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Buffalo. For more information about what Erie has to offer visit Gannon University seeks excellence through inclusiveness and invites women and members of underrepresented groups to apply. Application Procedure: Submit a cover letter, C.V., evidence of effective teaching methods and productive scholarship in your field, and the contact information for three professional references to Review of applications will begin immediately, and this position will remain open until filled. The finalist will be required to submit an original transcript from the institution awarding his/her terminal degree. References will not be contacted without prior notification to the applicants. For more information about Gannon, please visit Gannon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.