Position InformationPosting Number F0601060
Position Title Rank Open Faculty in Mechatronics; Engineering & Industrial Professions Department Engineering & Industrial Professions FLSA Exempt General Description
The University of North Alabama's department of Engineering and Industrial Professions ( https:// www. una.edu/eip/) invites applications for a full- time, faculty position to help teach, develop, and grow the Associate of Science program in Mechatronics. Applicants with a terminal degree will be considered for a tenure-track, assistant professor position (standard teaching load of 12 credit hours per semester) and those without the terminal degree will be considered for a non-tenure-track, lecturer position (standard teaching load of 15 credit hours per semester). This position will begin in Fall 2023.
The University of North Alabama is located in the vibrant Florence/Muscle Shoals region, which offers a moderate climate, numerous cultural opportunities, and a high quality of life. The department is housed in the 162,000 square foot Mitchell M. Burford Science and Technology Building, with state-of-the-art office, classroom, and laboratory facilities.
The North Alabama region is home to a large economy of industrial and manufacturing operations. Therefore, the successful candidate will have experience that is consistent with the ability to develop a Mechatronics curriculum in support of regional energy and manufacturing needs. This position will also continue to explore new curricular possibilities in engineering and technology as the needs of the department and region evolve. Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Essential Job Duties
The successful candidate will be expected to develop engineering and technology curricula related to (but not limited to) Mechatronics; Maintain and manage laboratories associated with the curricula; Teach program-related coursework; Recruit, advise, and mentor students; Engage in service to the University, college, department, and profession; Support any future accreditation processes; and perform all other duties as assigned. Individuals appointed at the tenure-track, assistant professor level are also expected to engage in scholarship and research as is appropriate to the application and receipt of tenure and promotion at the University of North Alabama.
Additional Duties Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Additional knowledge, skills, and abilities include the ability to communicate and work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students, faculty, staff, administrators, parents, and the general public in written form, verbally, and inter-personally; Exhibition of excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; a desire to teach and/or learn to teach a varied and evolving curriculum; and the ability to plan and perform hands-on development of laboratory equipment and exercises.
An appointment at the tenure-track, assistant professor level requires a terminal degree in Engineering or a Mechatronics-related field; Industry experience in Mechatronics-related systems is required; and five or more years of industry experience in Mechatronics-related systems is preferred.
An appointment to a non-tenure-track, lecturer position requires a bachelor's degree in Engineering or a Mechatronics-related field with demonstrated coursework related to Mechatronics or an associate's degree with demonstrated competencies in the teaching discipline is required; Industry experience in Mechatronics-related systems is required; Master's degree in Engineering or Mechatronics-related field with coursework (graduate and/or undergraduate) related to Mechatronics is preferred; Five plus years of industry experience in Mechatronics-related systems is preferred.
Applicants must upload a cover letter, resume/CV, and a reference list with contact information for at least three professional/academic references at the time of application. In addition, this level of position requires the submission of a one-page diversity statement, the details of which can be found here.
Official transcripts for the highest degree attained are required of the successful candidate, but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process. If any of your graduate hours in the relevant teaching discipline are taken from a degree(s) that is not your highest attained, an official transcript of that degree(s) must also be submitted. Electronic copies, if available, of unofficial transcripts may be attached under the attachment headings of Unofficial Transcript 1, Unofficial Transcript 2, etc. Electronic copies of unofficial/official transcripts may also be requested to be sent to [email protected]. If electronic copies of transcripts are unavailable, hard copies must be sent to: Human Resources, One Harrison Plaza, UNA Box 5043, Florence, AL, 35632 or brought to 601 Cramer Way, Room 226. Official transcripts must be sent directly to HR from the issuing school via email or postal mail to be considered official. Transcripts with a designation of “Issued to Student”, or with the student name listed as the recipient will not be considered official. Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate prior to the start date of the appointment, but unofficial copies will be accepted for the application process. If you attended UNA, please click hereto fill out an online, electronic transcript request form. Your transcripts will be delivered to HR and we will upload them to your application packet at no charge to you. For questions, please email [email protected] or call 256-765-4291.
Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations Essential Physical Requirements Environmental Working Conditions Special Vision Requirements Salary Range Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Is the position Full-Time or Part-Time? Full-Time Duration of Appointment/Assignment EEO Statement
UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for this position so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed. UNA is a smoke-free campus.
Position Type Faculty Posting Date 01/13/2023 Closing Date Open Until Filled YesSupplemental Questions
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