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Oklahoma State University
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Posted: 11/7/2017
Teaching Associate - Mechanical Engineering Technology

The candidate selected for this position must demonstrate a strong commitment and potential to excel at teaching in the Mechanical Engineering Technology program within College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology. The position will require teaching undergraduate level classes such as Engineering Graphics, Basic Instrumentation, Machine Design, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer or other classes as specified by the Head of Engineering Technology. A full-time appointment involves teaching three or four 3-credit hour courses, or equivalent, per semester. The successful applicant will enhance the existing faculty teaching portfolio in terms of technical expertise and professional practice. Responsibilities include development, planning and implementation of a high quality curriculum. This includes development of learning materials, preparing lectures and laboratory assignments, and maintaining records to monitor student progress, achievement and attendance. Providing a rigorous ongoing assessment process for all courses is required. Classroom delivery is expected to incorporate principles of active-learning. This position is expected to establish office hours and effectively manage graduate teaching assistants and/or undergraduate graders. The ability to accelerate development of student written and oral communication skills is essential. The desired candidate should possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate and inspire students while maintaining the highest standards in a very challenging curriculum. Other desirable skills or interests include, but are not limited to, service as the advisor to a student organization, undergraduate student advising, and participation on departmental, college or university committees.

Required: Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, or Aerospace Engineering. Excellent communication and organizational skills as well as a high level of personal motivation are required. Preferred: Ph.D./Ed.D. in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, or Aerospace Engineering. Prior experience in teaching at the community college or university level is desired. Formal applications must be submitted online at Please attach (1) pdf file containing vita, cover letter, research statement, teaching statement and a list of five references. These documents are required to complete the application process. For assistance with the on-line application process or to request an accommodation to enable application, contact OSU Human Resources, 106 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078 or call 405-744-7401.

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category.

OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).