Assistant Teaching Professor #00080147

Rolla, MO

Missouri University of Science & Technology

Hiring Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Application Deadline

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Full Time/Part Time

Full Time

Job Description

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly the University of Missouri-Rolla) invites applications for a non-tenure-track (NTT) teaching professor position. NTT teaching faculty members contribute to the core activity of teaching and are expected to be fully engaged in the department's curriculum development and delivery. Candidates must demonstrate their ability to successfully teach, organize and execute capstone (senior) and basic (sophomore) design classes related to mechanical and aerospace engineering.

Applicants are expected to provide high-quality teaching at the undergraduate level in mechanical and/or aerospace engineering, including fundamental areas such as dynamics, control of ME/AE systems, thermal and fluid systems analysis, structures, aerodynamics, and engineering design. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching strength and interest in engineering design.

As NTT teaching faculty at Missouri S&T are eligible for promotion, it is anticipated that the successful candidate would achieve a sustained level of recognition by students and peers as a stimulating, inspiring and effective teacher, as well as develop excellence in the production of effective learning materials, improved teaching techniques, and state-of-the-art delivery systems. The teaching assignments will be a minimum of 75% of the workload, with typically three to four (3 credit hour) courses per semester during the academic year. Service activities may include laboratory supervisory responsibilities, design team advising, academic advising, curriculum development, program assessment, and assisting in the implementation of a new ME program at a partner institution.

An earned doctorate in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or closely related field, is required. Successful prior teaching experience will be an important consideration, and industrial experience is also desirable.

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is currently in a position of strength after seven years of deliberate implementation of its ambitious strategic plan. Both research expenditures and Ph.D. enrollment for the department have doubled in five years, with broad support from federal and industrial sponsors. In addition, multiple junior faculty have received CAREER and DoD young investigator awards and many Ph.D. students have received prestigious fellowships from NASA, NSF, and DoD. The department is the largest department on campus; both Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering programs are the largest in the state of Missouri. It is situated in a state-of-the-art 145,000 ft2 facility and has 22 internationally recognized tenured/tenure-track faculty, 7 teaching faculty, 10 staff, over 200 graduate students (including over 100 PhD students), over 900 undergraduate students, and over 12,000 living alumni. Further details on the department and each of the Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering programs may be found at:

Interested candidates should electronically submit their application consisting of: 1) a cover letter, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) a teaching statement, and 4) complete contact information for at least four references to Missouri S&T's Human Resources Office at: Reference Number 00080147. Acceptable electronic formats are PDF and MS Word. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and the review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For more information prior to submitting an application, please contact Dr, David J. Bayless, Chair of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department (

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Successful prior teaching experience; industrial experience.

Missouri S&T is one of the nation's leading research universities with 101-degree programs in 40 disciplines. Founded in 1870 as one of the first technological institutions west of the Mississippi. Located about 100 miles west of St. Louis in the multicultural community of Rolla, Missouri S&T is an accessible, safe and friendly campus surrounded by Ozarks scenery. Missouri S&T offers degrees in engineering, the sciences, liberal arts, humanities and business, with master's and Ph.D. programs available in many of the science and engineering programs and master's degrees in biological sciences, business administration and technical communication. With nearly 9,000 students enrolled on campus and online, Missouri S&T is big enough to accommodate a diverse population, yet small enough for individuals to build high visibility, impactful careers!

Missouri S&T's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the campus, and the greater University of Missouri System are deeply committed to inclusion and valuing diversity and the applicants are expected to contribute to this commitment. Missouri S&T has undertaken a number of initiatives to improve campus life and the work/life balance of its faculty and staff (see Missouri S&T seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples.


The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.

Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.

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Posted: 06/24/2022