With nearly 1,000 undergraduate students, the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University is the largest program in the Rocky Mountain region, and the third largest major at Colorado State University. In support of this growth, the department invites applications for the position of Manufacturing Instructor. The successful applicant will work in the Department’s Engineering Manufacturing Education Center (EMEC) with the EMEC director, laboratory instructor and our engineering students. This is essentially a “second shift”, afternoon/evening position. Duties include, but are not limited to teaching laboratories and classes in manufacturing technology, aiding in the development and maintenance of our manufacturing facilities, supervising work-study students, taking responsibility for student safety, working with individual students and small groups in design for manufacture, selection of manufacturing materials and processes, and product realization using our manufacturing facilities. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
The EMEC is a 6,000 sq ft instructional manufacturing facility housing a wide variety of manual and CNC manufacturing machine tools, as well as a non-ferrous foundry, and fabrication equipment. Since one goal of the undergraduate ME program is to ensure that our students physically realize their designs, the EMEC plays a vital role in no less than seven core undergraduate ME courses including our two-academic-semester senior design capstone experience.
This is a full-time 9 month academic faculty position, reporting to the Head of the Department.
Minimum Required Qualifications: • Bachelors degree in Engineering, Science, Industrial Technology or closely related field. • Significant industrial experience including demonstrable knowledge and competence of CNC programming and machining. • Teaching experience with demonstrated responsibility for safety instruction and protocols. • Experience operating and maintaining machine tools, hand tools, and general shop fabrication equipment with metals, plastics, forest products, composites, and exotic materials. • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills commensurate with an academic faculty position.
Preferred Qualifications: • Master’s degree in a field relevant to the position. • Experience and proficiency with Mastercam CNC programming software. • Experience with Pro/Engineer (Creo), SolidWorks, AutoCAD or other solid modeling software. • Experience and understanding of, with the ability to teach manufacturing processes other than machining such as: heat treatment of metals, finishing, adhesives, forming, metal casting, welding, composites lay-up, sheet metal fabrication, tooling, etc. • Experience with geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) and tolerance stack-up. • Previous coursework development, delivery and evaluation experience in a professional instructional environment.
Application Deadline: The full consideration deadline to apply is Monday July 14, 2014 at 5:00pm, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Applicants should email, as one PDF document a (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (iii) a statement of vision of the role of manufacturing technology in mechanical engineering education and (4) the names and contact information of at least three references to Dr. Patrick Fitzhorn, at:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information regarding the Department of Mechanical Engineering academic programs can be found at www.engr.colostate.edu/me.
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