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Assistant Professor

Oregon Tech
Klamath Falls, Oregon
$73,000 - $78,000 Commensurate with Education & Experience
Date posted
Jan 4, 2024

Oregon Tech’s Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and Technology (MMET) department seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to start in April 2024.

Position Summary:
Applicants must have a strong commitment to high quality undergraduate and graduate engineering education and applied research, and a strong desire to help grow and develop our educational programs, scholarship, and sponsored research. The degree programs in the MMET department are ABET-accredited BS Mechanical Engineering, BS Mechanical Engineering Technology and BS Manufacturing Engineering Technology degree programs. The MMET Department also offers a Master’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology at our Everett, WA site.

Candidates must have a strong desire to teach and supervise student projects and must be able to teach courses from introductory engineering courses through to upper-division courses and capstone projects. The MMET department is particularly interested in candidates who are able to develop course materials, develop labs, teach classes, and conduct applied research among the following Manufacturing areas:
• Tool Design
• Manufacturing Planning
• Semiconductor Device Manufacturing
• Instrumentation
• Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining

Additionally, a successful candidate will be expected to maintain the additive manufacturing lab and other engineering laboratories in addition to teaching and developing courses in other areas of mechanical or manufacturing engineering. We place a high premium on practical skills and industrial experience that can be used to enhance student learning. In addition to teaching, this position has additional scholarly expectations that allow for a robust professional work environment. Scholarly work includes but is not limited to publication of scholarly work, applied research, grant proposal development and submission, and collaboration with industrial partners. Additionally, the candidate is expected to actively participate in supporting research at Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center (OMIC) where Oregon Tech is the host. Candidates must be prepared to take a proactive role in student advising and institutional service.

Oregon Tech’s Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering and Technology 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.

​​​​​​Qualification Requirements:

  • Ph. D. in Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering or a closely-related field
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity
  • Ability to develop and maintain the additive manufacturing lab and other engineering labs
  • Ability to teach and develop course
  • Ability to establish and maintain scholarly work including but not limited to developing applied research programs, grant proposals and/or collaboration with industrial partners

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) or more years of related industrial or university teaching experience

Departmental Information:
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.

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.

This is an exciting time to be a part of the MMET Department!

Special Instructions for applicants: 

Initial review of applications will begin on January 26, 2024. 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 | Assistant Professor (

Then, upload the following elements to your application:

  1. Required Documents
    1. Cover Letter, briefly outlining qualifications specific to this position;
    2. Curriculum Vitae;
    3. Teaching Philosophy, a brief statement regarding your teaching philosophy;
    4. Other Document, a brief statement on how you view/promote diversity;
    5. Statement of Research Interests, a brief description of potential research projects that could involve undergraduates;
  2. Optional Documents
    1. Transcripts (Unofficial);
    2. Letter of Recommendation;
    3. Professional References List;

For more information, please contact Search Chair: Dr. Mostafa Saber,
Oregon Tech’s Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering and Technology (MMET) 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. As part of the required materials to submit: A statement of your views on diversity and how to incorporate diversity into education (upload in required document under “other documents” section).

AA/EEO Statement:
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.

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