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Visiting Instructor of Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering Technology (MMET)

Oregon Tech
Wilsonville, Oregon
65,000 - 75,000
Posted Date
Sep 6, 2023

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The Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering and Technology (MMET) Department seeks applicants for a full-time, nine-month, Visiting Instructor on the Portland-Metro campus of Oregon Tech, located in WIlsonville, OR to start in September 2023.

Position Information: 
A focus for this position is the instruction of students in our ABET-accredited BS Mechanical Engineering, BS Mechanical Engineering Technology and BS Manufacturing Engineering Technology degree programs. Candidates must have a strong desire to teach and must be able to teach courses from Introduction to Engineering through to upper-division courses and capstone projects; and (potentially) graduate-level courses.

A successful candidate will be required to remain current in their field by conducting professional development. Additionally, contributing to the shared governance and university service is expected of any successful candidate. This will include taking a proactive role in student advising.

Oregon Tech’s MMET Department is committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Oregon Tech is one of the top public regional universities in the western United States and is consistently ranked among the top public colleges in the nation by US News & World Report. Oregon Tech has multiple locations including a rural campus in Klamath Falls, an urban campus in Portland-Metro, and an online campus. Each campus offers a variety of undergraduate and Master’s degree programs. Oregon Tech prides itself on delivering a high-quality, hands-on educational experience distinguished by a low student-to-faculty ratio.

Departmental Information: 
Oregon Tech’s Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and Technology (MMET) department is growing rapidly – both due to increasing enrollment and new opportunities to develop applied research programs. MMET is already one of the largest departments at Oregon Tech and currently offers 4 undergraduate and graduate degrees at our 3 campuses in the Pacific Northwest:

• Klamath Falls
• Portland-Metro
• Seattle (Boeing students only)

The degrees include:
• BS Mechanical Engineering
• BS Mechanical Engineering Technology

• BS Manufacturing Engineering Technology
• MS Manufacturing Engineering Technology

All of our undergraduate programs are accredited by ABET. We place a very strong emphasis on hands-on learning and project work. Our students are active in competitions such as Formula SAE, Baja SAE and RoboSub; and many students take advantage of the internship opportunities offered through MECOP – a unique internship alliance driven collaboratively by Oregon’s engineering universities, their respective student bodies, and industry partners.

We’re also growing our applied research presence through industry collaboration including a leadership role in the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center (OMIC).

Oregon Tech is investing heavily in the future of the MMET department. On the Klamath Falls campus, the MMET workshops and laboratories are well-equipped including the state-of-the-art Additive Manufacturing facilities at the Center for Excellence in Engineering & Technology (CEET). The CEET building include collaboration spaces, makerspaces, labs, and virtual classrooms to deliver lectures simultaneously to all Oregon Tech campuses, community colleges and industry partners.

Qualification Requirements

  • A master’s degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering or closely related field
  • Minimum one year of University teaching or industry experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or closely related field. Minimum two years of university teaching or industry experience.

Special Instructions for Applicants:

Initial review of applications will begin on September 18, 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted after the initial review date until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. Therefore, at the discretion of the University, materials received after the initial review date may not receive full consideration.

To apply, visit: Oregon Institute of Technology Portal | Visiting Instructor MMET (

Then, upload the following elements to your application:
Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Letter of Recommendation
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Teaching Philosophy

Optional Documents

  1. Transcripts (Unofficial)
  2. License/Certification
  3. Statement of Research Interests

Oregon Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring, or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion or creed, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis in law.

Oregon Tech is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Office of Human Resources  at 541-885-1028 or

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