About Eastern Washington University: Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to our primary campus in Cheney, we also offer programs in Spokanes innovative University-District, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.
Job Summary: Please note: This recruitment will close at 12:00 am (Pacific time) on Sunday, April 11, 2021. To be assured consideration, your application must be complete by that point in time.
Lecturers - Mechanical Engineering & Technology
The College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Eastern Washington University (EWU) invites applications for multiple faculty positions in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Technology (MENT) at the lecturer level. Positions are to begin in September 2021.
Programs in the Mechanical Engineering & Technology Department offer students the opportunity to study along the spectrum of theory and application in engineering and technology. In addition to planning for a future Center for Advanced Manufacturing, we are working to expand our signature in Industrial Robotics and Automation laboratory. The department offers accredited Bachelor's programs in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Technology, as well as Bachelor's degrees in Manufacturing Technology and Construction Management Technology.
The MENT department is currently made up of 16 instructors, both tenure-track and lecturers, and roughly 600 undergraduate students. EWU is one of the most culturally and economically diverse universities in the state of Washington. Approximately one-third of the students are multicultural and half are first generation to college.
We are seeking broadly trained candidates who will be inspirational teachers, role models and mentors who complement the strengths of our faculty to engage in instructionally-intensive undergraduate programs, including distance teaching. A demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff and the public is required. Additionally, all faculty are expected to actively participate in assessment of student learning and to engage in effective teaching.
Primary areas of responsibility include teaching in the department major programs, a willingness to contribute to industrial outreach, curriculum development, active student advising and professional service.
Questions about the position may be directed to the search committee chair Dr. Awlad Hossain (email@example.com), or department chair Dr. Jason Durfee (firstname.lastname@example.org). Questions about the application process may be directed to Lori Livingstone at 509.359.6931 or Click here to send her an email. All materials will be held in strictest confidence, and your references will not be contacted without prior notification to the candidates.
Eastern Washington University is a midsize regional, comprehensive institution offering high-quality liberal arts and professional undergraduate and graduate programs in Cheney, Spokane and elsewhere in Washington State. The Spokane metropolitan area is home to over 400,000 diverse residents and offers great four-season outdoor recreational opportunities and a vibrant arts and cultural community.
EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: Eastern strives to satisfy all requests for special access needs for persons with disabilities. Requests for such accommodations are welcome and may be made by calling Human Resources at (509) 3592381.
Completed Masters degree in a field related to engineering, technology, construction or education;
At least 3 years of relevant engineering, manufacturing, construction and/or maintenance experience;
Demonstrated ability or desire to teach engineering and/or technology topics, including shop and lab instruction;
Excellent communication skills to meet the needs of our diverse student-body;
Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff and the public.
Candidates with expertise in industrial robotics and automation, advanced manufacturing or high-performance building design and construction are particularly encouraged to apply;
Five or more years experience of relevant engineering, manufacturing, construction and/or maintenance experience;
At least one year of teaching experience;
Professional licensure and/or certification;
Evidence of the ability to perform industry outreach.
Other Skills and Abilities:
Job Duties: % of Time: 100 Responsibility / Duty: 45 credits of teaching
Teaching includes the following additional responsibilities as defined in the faculty CBA:
Meet all scheduled classes
Plan, organize and inform students of course content, texts, readings, assignments, attendance expectations and methods of evaluation including grading scales
Schedule and attend office hours
Turn in grades according to established deadlines
Additionally, all faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning.
Essential Function Indicator: Yes
Conditions of Employment: This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.
Note: Interviews will be conducted via Zoom (camera must be enabled). While we anticipate being open for in-person instruction for academic year 2021-22, should Washington State or university pandemic restrictions disallow for in-person instruction, then courses will be taught via online platforms, including Zoom and other technologies. Candidates must be able to demonstrate competence using these technologies.
Salary Information: The minimum salary for this position is $69,929.
Posting Date: 03/01/2021 Open Until Further Notice: No Closing Date: 4/11/2021 Screening to Begin: 03/15/2021
Special Instructions to Applicants: Submit your application materials through our online applications portal provided below. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.
EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.
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Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney, Washington. Home to over 12,000 students, Eastern offers more than 100 fields of studies, nine master’s degrees, one applied doctorate, one educational specialist degree, and 11 graduate certificates. The university offers an exceptional learning environment that offers hands-on, real-world learning opportunities. Eastern offers a comprehensive liberal arts curriculum, which prepares students to succeed in the competitive job market. Students at Eastern receive a traditional, yet unique college experience.