Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering-ASSISTANT TEACHING PROFESSOR #00080491

Rolla, MO

Missouri University of Science & Technology

Hiring Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Application Deadline

Review of applications to occur as received and continue until position is filled

Full Time/Part Time


Job Description

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology invites applications for a non-tenure-track (NTT) teaching professor for our cooperative mechanical engineering program with Missouri State University (MSU). The S&T/MSU cooperative program provides an S&T BS degree in mechanical engineering with courses delivered on the MSU campus in Springfield, Missouri. Details about the cooperative program can be found at .

Candidates must demonstrate their ability to successfully teach, organize and execute laboratory and lecture-based instruction in mechanical engineering with a focus on control systems. Broad teaching strength in other fundamental areas of mechanical engineering is desirable. The typical teaching workload is three to four courses per semester. The successful applicant will also be expected to sustain and contribute to development and growth of the cooperative mechanical engineering program through innovations in teaching and relevant service.

A Ph.D. in mechanical engineering (or a closely related field) and an ABET/EAC accredited undergraduate degree in engineering, or equivalent, is required for this position. Successful prior teaching experience will be an important consideration, and industrial experience is also desirable. Superior communication and interpersonal skills, leadership capabilities, the ability to motivate and inspire students are also required attributes. Professional Engineering licensure is considered a positive for the applicant, although not required.

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. Service activities may include laboratory supervisory responsibilities, design team advising, academic advising, curriculum development, and program assessment.

Applications will be reviewed immediately upon receipt. The position is open until filled with an anticipated start date of August 2022.

Interested candidates should electronically submit their application consisting of: 1) a cover letter, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) a teaching statement, and 4) contact information for at least four references to Missouri S&T's Human Resources Office at: reference number 39347. Acceptable electronic formats are PDF and MS Word. 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 engineering (or closely related field) and an ABET/EAC accredited undergraduate degree in engineeing, or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications

Successful prior teaching experience

Industrial experience

Professional Engineering licensure


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.

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

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Posted: 06/24/2022