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Instructor Pool - 2021/2022 Mfg/Mechatronics (MIME)

The School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering (MIME) within the College of Engineering at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for an instructor to teach in the new Mechatronics for Manufacturing Engineering certificate program. The instructor position is a fixed-term, non-tenure track, 9-month, part-time position with the possibility of renewal at the discretion of the School Head. There is a potential for a full-time appointment for the 2021-2022 academic year depending upon the qualifications of the candidate and teaching needs. This position is eligible for remote work.

The School comprises over 60 academic faculty and instructors, 20 professional faculty, staff and research associates who support nearly 2000 undergraduate and graduate students. The School offers undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Manufacturing Engineering. A highly interdisciplinary and collaborative group of faculty and staff in advanced manufacturing is pursuing the broad areas of automation, sensor fusion, smart and sustainable manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, materials science, and computational modeling.

The Instructor will contribute to and teach online courses through the University’s innovative and high-ranking Ecampus. New online courses in mechatronics comprise a four-course sequence encompassing introductory topics, logical control, digital control, and advanced signal processing and emerging topics. The instructor might also teach in the areas of computer aided design and dynamics and controls.

The OSU College of Engineering is committed to being recognized as a national model of inclusivity and collaboration. We strive to develop a community of faculty, students, and staff that is inclusive, collaborative, diverse, and centered on student success. As such, we seek applicants who will broaden our capacity to advance student success across individual identities, racial/ethnic categories and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Position Duties 95% Teaching
Instructor will teach courses in mechatronics and manufacturing engineering.Instructor may assist development of course materials and inform overall curriculum design. Responsibilities include equipping students with the required skill set, facilitating in person and online classroom discussions, assessing student performance, preparing students to be successful leaders in their chosen profession, and creating an inclusive classroom (e.g., mentoring and supporting students from diverse backgrounds, fostering affirming classroom interactions across difference, and challenging structural/cultural barriers that limit movement towards social equity in engineering education and practice). 5% Supervision
Instructors provide leadership, supervision, and direction for undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants. Minimum/Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in Automation Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or related field.

Technical expertise in the broad areas of mechatronics engineering; industrial controllers and embedded controllers; microcontrollers and embedded systems; industrial automation; production engineering; machine dynamics and controls; and mechanical design.

Demonstrable interest in teaching and mentoring.

Ability to work within an established course/curriculum structure.

Proficiency in communicating technical information in written and spoken English.

Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications

PhD in engineering with a focus on mechatronics and manufacturing engineering.

Experience in teaching engineering software programs typically used in manufacturing or mechanical engineering.

Experience in teaching lab-based courses at the college or university level.

Experience with remote and online teaching.

Experience with course management tools such as Canvas.

Experience developing instructional materials for online or hybrid courses.

Experience supervising undergraduate and graduate assistants.

Experience in process development and/or hands-on mechatronics system design.

Demonstrable knowledge of online pedagogy and current trends in online education.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule

Working conditions vary depending upon courses assigned.

This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities. No Posting Number P04478UF
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 09/16/2021
Anticipated Appointment End Date 06/15/2022
Posting Date 06/11/2021
Full Consideration Date 08/16/2021
Closing Date 06/15/2022
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by August 16, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.

When applying you will be required to attach the following documents electronically:

1. RESUME: A resume/Curriculum Vita that includes a list of courses taught, your role in those courses, and their approximate enrollment.

2. COVER LETTER: A cover letter describing how your experience, qualifications, and interests have prepared you to teach at the university level in this discipline; identify which discipline(s) you are qualified to teach.

3. TEACHING STATEMENT: A teaching statement that includes your conception of effective teaching and how you developed that conception. You must include concrete examples of how you would implement those effective teaching practices in your teaching.

4. DOCUMENT 1: Identify which of the following areas you have an in-depth understanding of and briefly describe the extent of your experience. Transcripts do NOT satisfy this requirement: A good Document 1 should help the reader get a better understanding of your strengths and capabilities in the areas of focus (attach as Other Document 1).

Mechatronics engineeringIndustrial controllers and embedded controllersMicrocontrollers and embedded systemsManufacturing engineeringMachine dynamics and controlsMechanical designCAD/CAM and GD&T

5) Diversity Statement

You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.

Please refer any questions in regards to this position to Search Chair Andy Dong at [email protected]

The anticipated starting salary will be commensurate with training, education, and experience.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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