Highly regarded for its instructional quality, focus on engaged learning (through undergraduate research, internships, study abroad, living-learning communities and civic and community engagement), and strong commitment to diversity, Millersville University of Pennsylvania (MU) is a learner-focused institution located in historic Lancaster County, known for its excellent schools, vibrant arts community, affordability and proximity to Baltimore, Philadelphia and NYC. MU enrolls about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. We seek individuals who embrace our public mission and value exploration, professionalism, integrity, inclusion, and compassion.
The College of Science and Technology, and its departments, have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion through a variety of supported programs and activities, as exemplified by Insight Into Diversity's Inspiring Programs in STEM award for its Biology Mentorship Program.
The Department of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology welcomes applicants for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position with specialization in materials and processes with an emphasis in metals processing including conventional and CNC machining, foundry, welding, and other related processes, and materials science beginning in August 2020. Responsibilities include teaching major and/or non-major courses (lectures and/or laboratories) in introductory and advanced materials and processes with an emphasis in metals processing including conventional and CNC machining, CAD/CAM, foundry, welding, other related processes, and materials science. Additional expertise in one or more areas of polymers (plastics and woods), nanotechnology, industrial ceramics, manufacturing organization and management, and lean manufacturing is desirable. Responsibilities also include advising students; conducting scholarly work; and providing service to the department, university, and community. There is also the potential to teach courses in the Technology & Innovation graduate program. All members of the faculty also have the responsibility to accept those reasonable duties assigned to them within their fields of competence. Actual assignments will depend upon department needs.
Effectively teach students both in assigned courses and outside-the-classroom settings (e.g., student research, service learning, field activities and placements), advise students, and carry out other assigned professional responsibilities in support of student learning and success. The academic-year workload for full-time faculty is 24 workload hours and faculty must hold a minimum of five office hours per week on no fewer than three different days. Primary teaching responsibilities will be for undergraduate and/or graduate laboratory-based courses in metallic material processes. Course content includes metals processing including conventional and CNC machining, foundry, welding, and other related processes, and materials science. Courses are taught primarily to a combination of applied engineering and technology and engineering education majors. Establish an active research program that involves undergraduate students. Candidates must be willing to teach day, evening and/or weekend classes and conduct classes on and off the Millersville campus through multifaceted teaching strategies for face-to-face classroom delivery and/or web-enhanced or web-based formats. All members of the faculty also have the responsibility to accept those reasonable duties assigned to them within their fields of competence. Actual assignments will depend upon department needs.
Faculty are expected, per the Collective Bargaining Agreement Article 4, to engage in professional responsibilities such as curriculum development and update; learning outcomes assessment for courses and programs; and participating in department, college, and university meetings and workshops.
Provide service on an ongoing basis by contributing professionally to department and university governance, the professional community and/or the community at large, in a participatory, developmental, or advisory capacity. Candidates must be willing to participate in undergraduate- and graduate-level curricular activities including assisting the program faculty in activities associated with assessment, maintaining program approval at the state and national levels including accreditation.
May include but is not limited to: Supervise student teachers / interns / co-ops / independent studies / individualized instructions / theses / dissertations. Student teachers are supervised in area schools. Other reasonable duties assigned within the faculty member's field of competence. Additionally, faculty are expected to actively engage in curricular development and evaluation as well as co-curricular and accreditation activities.
The Department of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology (AEST), in the College of Science and Technology, is comprised of 19 faculty members, one full-time secretary, two full-time laboratory technicians, and 500 students collectively majoring or minoring in Applied Engineering & Technology Management (AETM), Automation and Intelligent Robotics Engineering Technology (ARET), Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MFET), Occupational Safety and Environmental Health (OSEH), and Technology and Engineering Education (TECE). The AETM major prepares applied engineers (manufacturing engineers, process engineers, etc.), technologists, technical managers, project managers, supervisors, trainers and technical field representatives for industry. The ARET major prepares students to be employed as professionals equipped to design, improve, maintain, and manage robotic and automated process and control systems. The MFET major prepares students to serve as engineering technologists in the manufacturing sector of the economy. The TECE major prepares certified teachers in technology and engineering education. The OSEH major prepares safety and environmental health professionals. The department offers Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s level degree programs. The Master's degree is a Master of Science in Technology & Innovation which has two concentrations; the education concentration is for educators from all subject areas across all grade levels and the enterprise concentration which is for engineers, entrepreneurs, scientists, and business people. Millersville University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
A doctorate, by the time of appointment, in such fields as industrial technology, technology, engineering technology, technology management, engineering, technology and engineering education, engineering education, or a related discipline. The successful candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from the issuing institution(s) directly to the Provost's Office by the start date.
Experience in metals processing including conventional and CNC machining, foundry, welding, and other related processes, and materials science.
Expertise with design software (AutoCAD, SolidWorks, etc.), and rapid prototyping technologies.
Expertise with one or more CAD/CAM software packages (SOLIDWORKSCAM, OneCNC, Mastercam, Vectric Aspire, etc.).
Ability to establish an active research program in materials and processes, materials science, or related disciplines that involve undergraduate students.
Ability to teach major and/or non-major courses (lectures and/or laboratories) in metals processing including conventional and CNC machining, foundry, welding, and other related processes, and materials science, as well as courses within his/her area of specialization.
Commitment to excellence in teaching and research at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.
Commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds.
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Successful interview, teaching demonstration, and three successful background checks: Act 34 (Criminal Record Check); Act 114 (FBI Federal Criminal History—Fingerprinting); and Act 151 (Child Abuse History Clearance).
Post-secondary level teaching experience (documented by at least one letter of reference).
Three years of professional and/or industrial experience.
Documented effectiveness in teaching or training.
Expertise in one or more areas of polymers (plastics and woods), industrial ceramics, manufacturing organization and management, lean manufacturing, and nanotechnology.
Experience writing grant proposals, advising students, and conducting and supervising research and other scholarly activities.
Ability to teach graduate-level courses in the Technology & Innovation master's degree program.
Interest and ability to lead the department’s Nanotechnology Manufacturing program.
The essential functions and physical demands of the position are outlined in an Essential Functions Identification Form, available at the time of interview or upon request.
Special Instructions to Applicants:A complete application comprises the following:
A cover letter summarizing how the applicant's education and experience match the required qualifications of the position.
A current curriculum vitae.
Copies of registrar-issued unofficial transcripts for all degrees conferred and in progress (the successful candidate will be required to provide registrar-issued official transcripts from the issuing institution(s) directly to the Provost's Office by the start date).
A statement of teaching experience/philosophy, up to two-pages in length, that demonstrates the ability to teach in a laboratory, applications based curriculum.
A one-page statement of research plans.
Three current letters of reference (applicant to submit names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of individuals who will be contacted to upload current letters of reference directly to a confidential website).
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials far enough in advance of the full consideration date to allow time for their references to respond. If you choose to provide additional documentation, please upload these items as optional documents.
Please do not link your application to the position until you have uploaded all of the required documents and any optional documents you want to provide. You will not be able to change the materials submitted or upload any new additional materials, after the application process has been completed and you receive a confirmation number.
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About Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Millersville University is a top-ranked university in the North, with more than 100programs, some of which are uniquely distinctive to the region and nation. We have a strong academic history guided by industry-leading professors. Our faculty members are recognized to be fiercely passionate about their students’ overall success. Our student body is rich in diversity and is known to be enthusiastically driven towards excellence while being socially conscious. Our beautiful 250-acre campus contains classic architecture, mixed with state-of-the-art, energy-saving structures and a historic pond with two resident swans. Access to extraordinary faculty, a historical campus setting and an extremely high job-placement rating are the reasons our alumni rate us as a smart life choice.