Associate/Full Professor & Department Chairperson
The Department of Engineering Technology in the College of Business
and Professional Studies at Missouri Western State University
invites applications for an experienced associate or full professor
to join the Engineering Technology Department as a Department
Chairperson and Faculty member. This Tenured Associate/Full
Professor and Department Chairperson position
will teach either
Construction Engineering Technology or Manufacturing Engineering
Technology courses in the Department of Engineering Technology for
an August 2024 appointment
The Department of Engineering Technology at Missouri Western offers
an ABET -accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Construction
Engineering Technology, a Bachelor’s of Science degree in
Manufacturing Engineering Technology, and minors in Construction
Management and Manufacturing Technology. At the graduate level, the
Department partners with the AACSB -accredited Craig School of
Business to offer an MBA concentration in Engineering Technology
The successful applicant will join MWSU as the campus completes
construction of the new Convergent Technology Alliance Center (
CTAC ), a state-of-the-art facility that will house applied
learning labs that mirror those in today’s – and tomorrow’s –
industrial environment. This facility not only represents the
campus and region’s commitment to technology and to regional
partnerships, but also creates a unique opportunity for faculty to
conduct research, work with industry and government, all while
developing innovative industry and field-driven programs.
Essential Job Duties
Duties of the Department Chairperson include:
- Curriculum Development & Maintenance: Lead the design,
development, and review of innovative and relevant academic
programs, courses, and curricula in collaboration with faculty
members and industry experts.
- Industry Collaboration: Develop and maintain strong
partnerships with industry leaders, governmental agencies, and
community organizations to enhance the relevance and impact of
academic programs and research.
- Faculty Leadership: Recruit, develop, and mentor a diverse and
talented faculty team, fostering their professional growth and
promoting excellence in teaching, service, and research.
- Grants and Funding: Proactively seek external funding
opportunities and grants to support applied research activities,
infrastructure development, and student initiatives.
- Student Engagement: Enhance student engagement through
innovative teaching methods, experiential learning opportunities,
and industry partnerships.
Faculty at Missouri Western teach 12 credit hours (typically four
courses) per Fall and Spring Semester, and are actively involved in
advising and supervising student applied learning. Department
Chairs have a reduced teaching load. Professors are responsible to
educate students, engage in original research and creative
activities that are published or presented in peer-reviewed
settings, and engage in service to the department, college,
university, and broader community.
We seek colleagues with disciplinary expertise and professional
experience, evidence of exceptional teaching, and the potential for
scholarly productivity and collaboration with the region and
Successful candidates will:
- Demonstrate disciplinary and professional expertise, and
evidence of exceptional and innovative teaching and advising with
diverse undergraduate or adult learners (in-person and
- Exhibit existing and potential scholarly productivity as well
as the desire to collaborate with colleagues, the region, and
- Demonstrate a willingness to serve on department committees,
attend department meetings, and work collaboratively with faculty,
staff, and students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Candidate must have a Doctorate degree in Construction,
Manufacturing, or Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Technology,
Construction Management, or a closely-related discipline.
- Candidate must have an established record of effective
teaching, scholarship, and service consistent with the rank of
associate or full professor.
- Candidate must demonstrate the ability or have a record of
effective experience in curriculum management, program review and
assessment, student and faculty administration, and fiscal
- Candidate must have excellent communication, interpersonal, and
collaboration skills to effectively engage with faculty, students,
industry partners, and the broader community.
- As Missouri’s designated applied learning institution, we seek
a candidate who is both collaborative and service oriented, and who
demonstrates a strong commitment to building real-world
- As an open access institution, we seek a candidate who is
motivated to work with students of varied backgrounds, including
online and adult learners.
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or
up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of
force constantly to move objects.
May teach on-line classes as needed.
Designated as the State of Missouri’s applied learning
institution, Missouri Western State University is a public
open-access institution located in St. Joseph, Missouri, on a
beautiful 744-acre campus approximately 35 minutes north of the
Kansas City International Airport. With 4,000 plus graduate and
undergraduate students and over 29,000 alumni, Missouri Western is
designated as a First-Gen Forward campus dedicated to academic
innovation, regional and community partnerships, and a
Missouri Western State University is an active participant in
the educational, economic, cultural, and social development of the
people and region it serves, and the campus’ distinctive focus on
applied learning and research is a hallmark of its innovative
teaching and learning environment. Missouri Western seeks to build
an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of
individuals of all backgrounds. We strongly encourage candidates
from underrepresented groups and women to apply for this
Posting Detail Information
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions Summary
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until
the position is filled, with preference given to candidates
submitting materials by November 13, 2023. This position targets a
start date of August 2024. An earlier start date may
available due to Department Chairperson duties.