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Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering (Robotics or Mechatronics)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

To apply, please visit our website at www.gonzaga.edu/jobs. Applicants are required to complete an online application and submit 1) a detailed curriculum vitae, 2) a letter detailing their employment objectives, 3) a statement of their teaching philosophy, 4) a statement of their research objectives, and 5) full contact information for at least three references. Questions about this position may be directed via email to Dr. Massimo “Max” Capobianchi, capobianchi@gonzaga.edu. The position closes December 1st, 2017, at midnight, PST. For assistance with your online application, call 509-313-5996.

Posting Details

Position Information

Proposed Rank/Hiring Title Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering (Robotics or Mechatronics)
Department Mechanical Engineering
Proposed Hiring Contract Type Tenure Track
Non-Tenure Track End Date
Appointment Percent 100%
Months per Year 9 months
Job Summary

The Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor commencing in fall 2018. The successful candidate will be a dynamic individual with background in either robotics or mechatronics, although other specialty areas, such as bioengineering, may also be considered. Furthermore, they will have broad laboratory expertise in measurement techniques and instrumentation used in all areas of mechanical engineering. They will join a department within the School of Engineering and Applied Science that offers an ABET-accredited undergraduate program in Mechanical Engineering and that is committed to a rigorous curriculum, excellent facilities, small classes, attentive advising, and close and congenial contact with students.

The responsibilities of the position include teaching, professional development, advising, and academic citizenship and service. Promotion and tenure are based on demonstrated and continued excellence in these four evaluation categories. More specifically, job responsibilities are:
Teaching: Teaching duties consist of teaching undergraduate courses with a normal load equivalent to three, three-credit lecture courses per semester. These may include lecture courses, laboratory sections, and/or senior design projects. In particular, a willingness and ability to teach laboratory courses is required. Hence, the successful candidate will be someone who has:
• A commitment to excellence in teaching, especially at the undergraduate level, and to continuous pedagogical improvement
• A willingness to develop new courses in their area of expertise
• A willingness and ability to occasionally teach courses across the curriculum that are outside of their immediate area of expertise
• A willingness and ability to teach laboratory courses
• A commitment to developing department facilities, including generating equipment and facilities grant proposals, and designing and setting-up new laboratory apparatus and experiments
• The ability to communicate effectively in English in both oral and written forms
Professional Development: Faculty are expected to engage in the continuous pursuit of a professional development agenda within their technical field that leads to externally peer-reviewed work. As stated in the school’s policy for faculty evaluations: “Continuous professional development throughout one’s academic career is required to maintain a faculty member…at the forefront of their field in order to be a relevant participant in their profession and effective in the classroom.” Thus, the department seeks applicants who have a mindset of a teacher/scholar and who are thus committed to pursuing scholarly works throughout their careers.
Advising: Faculty are expected to advise undergraduate students in their course selection and in their career path choices. The successful candidate will be someone who is committed to careful and formal advising of students, and who is willing and able to advise student chapters of professional societies.

Academic Citizenship and Service: Faculty are expected to work on department, school, and/or university committees. The successful candidate will be someone who is committed to appropriate involvement in such shared governance roles, including serving on committees and contributing to the overall well-being of the institution.

Essential Functions
Minimum Qualifications

• Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, or in a closely related technical field, specializing in robotics or mechatronics, or in some other specialty area within the discipline
• Demonstrated broad laboratory expertise in techniques and instrumentation used in all areas of mechanical engineering

Desired Qualifications

• P.E. license
• Relevant teaching experience
• Engineering experience in industry

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 08/28/2017
Close Date 12/01/2017
Open Until Filled No
Application Review Begins on
Hiring Salary
Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, please visit our website at www.gonzaga.edu/jobs. Applicants are required to complete an online application and submit 1) a detailed curriculum vitae, 2) a letter detailing their employment objectives, 3) a statement of their teaching philosophy, 4) a statement of their research objectives, and 5) full contact information for at least three references. Questions about this position may be directed via email to Dr. Massimo “Max” Capobianchi, capobianchi@gonzaga.edu. The position closes December 1st, 2017, at midnight, PST. For assistance with your online application, call 509-313-5996.

EEO Statement

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research Interests
Optional Documents