Assistant/Associate Professor - Manufacturing Technology

University of Northern Iowa in Iowa

Deadline February 14, 2013
Date Posted December 18, 2013
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Department of Technology

Position:  Full-time, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Manufacturing Technology

Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of Manufacturing Technology such as Manufacturing Processes, Automated Manufacturing, Technical Drawing, Machine Element Design, Kinematics/Dynamics, and Manufacturing Tooling; and integrate Design for Manufacturing/Assembly, material selection, cost and quality considerations into these courses as appropriate. The position requires research and scholarly activities, undergraduate and graduate advising, service activities to the department, college and university, and other duties as assigned by the department head. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to excellence in teaching, research/scholarship and service.  Start date August 2014.

Required Qualifications:  Earned doctorate degree from an accredited university in Mechanical Engineering/Technology, Manufacturing Engineering/Technology, Industrial Engineering/Technology, or closely related field before August 2014.  Applicants must show evidence of, or potential for successful teaching and course development in a lab-intensive Manufacturing Technology program and research with a focus in manufacturing processes area. Applicants must also demonstrate effective communication skills; computer proficiency and software application skills.

Preferred Qualifications:  A record of academic scholarship and grant writing skills necessary for obtaining external funding support in manufacturing processes area is highly preferred. Industry experience and registration as a Professional Engineer are also preferred, along with background or interest in outreach activities involving industry and community colleges. Involvement in professional organizations related to Manufacturing Technology is also preferred.

Rank and Salary:  Assistant/Associate Professor.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Benefits include TIAA/CREF, health and dental insurance, life and disability insurance.

Department/University/Community:  The Department of Technology resides in the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences with six undergraduate programs, in addition to a masters and doctoral program.  There are 15 full-time faculty in the department.  The program enjoys a close relationship with business and industry.  For more information, see  

The University of Northern Iowa provides a high quality and diverse educational experience, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university has developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences with advanced degrees available in many programs.  One of three state universities, UNI enjoys national recognition for its high educational standards. U.S. News and World Report ranked UNI in the top three among Midwest public universities for the past 17 years.  The universitys size -- just more than 12,100 students -- allows it to offer faculty, facilities and academic choices of a large university, while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a compact, park-like campus.  For more information, visit

The University of Northern Iowa is located in picturesque Cedar Falls, Iowa, a riverfront town with many recreational, cultural, and entertainment opportunities. It was named a 2010 Distinctive Destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The metropolitan community of Cedar falls/Waterloo has a combined population of 165,000 and offers a pleasant residential setting with a strong and growing industrial base. Cedar Falls is a friendly, affordable community located approximately 300 miles from Minneapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Chicago.  For more information, visit

Application:  To apply, visit  Applications received by February 14, 2014, will be given full consideration.  The department encourages applications from persons of color, women, persons living with disabilities, and veterans.  Pre-employment background checks are required. For more information, contact Dr. P.N. Rao, Committee Chair, at or by phone at (319) 273-6429.  The University is an equal opportunity employer with a comprehensive plan for affirmative action.

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