The School of Engineering & Technology is seeking a candidate for a 9-month fixed-term position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Practice with one or more areas of expertise listed below. The anticipated start date is August 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a successful candidate has been identified.
- Advanced Manufacturing including additive manufacturing, CNC machining, and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) - Advanced computer-aided design (CAD) - Product design and development - Manufacturing Processes
All engineering and engineering technology programs are accredited by ABET's EAC and ETAC, respectively. The college was recently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a top 100 Undergraduate Engineering program. Programs in the school have a strong emphasis on applied, Project-Based Learning (PBL).
Expectations for the Assistant Professor of Practice position include excellence in teaching and service. The normal teaching load for this position is 12 credits in the Fall and 12 credits in the Spring semesters. Instructor faculty members may also pursue opportunities for consulting through the nationally recognized Rapid Center. Many opportunities for service exist both inside and outside the school. Applicants must be able to teach at the bachelor's level including applied laboratory instruction.
The successful candidate will have a commitment to excellence in teaching and service. Successful applicants will have proven excellence, or potential, in the areas of teaching and service.
The position is contingent upon final budgetary approval.
Western Carolina University is located adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Blue Ridge Parkway offering exceptional opportunities for outdoor recreational activities. For the past four of five years, WCU has been voted the Top Adventure college in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions by Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine for its location, and opportunities for mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, fly fishing, nature photography, and outdoor life. WCU was the first University inducted into the Top Adventure College Hall of Fame.
Our main campus, in Cullowhee, North Carolina, is located approximately 50 miles southwest of Asheville, North Carolina, a location undergoing significant growth with a robust market advanced manufacturing. The campus is located midway between Charlotte, North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia.
To be considered, candidates must have a minimum of three years of relevant industry experience, or documented equivalency,
Educational requirements: A Master's degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Engineering Technology, or a related field is required.
The position requires demonstrated proficiency in written and oral communication, along with excellent interpersonal skills.
A terminal degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Engineering Technology, or related field are preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Candidates must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and complete contact information for a minimum of three professional references to complete the application process.
For additional information or questions contact Dr. Hugh Jack: telephone 828-227-2775, visit http://set.wcu.edu, or email email@example.com
The review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching and service.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.