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Open Rank Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor- Multidisciplinary Engineering Technology


Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution

Location
College Station, Texas
Open Date
1/9/2019
Position ID
59335
Description

The Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University invites applications for a tenured or tenure track faculty position at the assistant, associate, or full professor levels with expertise in one or more of the following areas: mechatronics, industrial and mobile robotics, automation, product design, industrial internet of things (IIoT), cyber-physical systems, and embedded systems.

The successful applicant will teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels; advise and mentor graduate students; develop an independent, externally funded research program; participate in all aspects of the department’s activities; and serve the profession. Through effective industrial advisory committees that provide valuable guidance, the department has numerous opportunities for the development of laboratories and sponsorship of applied research activities. Preference will be given to candidates with recent and relevant hands-on experience with applied research and technology development in robotics and automation, academic leadership experience and/or experience with the Accreditation Board of Engineering Technology and its accreditation processes. By being an integral part of the College of Engineering, there is excellent interaction with faculty in other engineering programs to support large scale college initiatives, as well as access to graduate students to assist in instructional and applied research activities. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Applicants should consult the department’s website to review our academic and research programs (engineering.tamu.edu/etid). Applicants must have an earned doctorate in an appropriate engineering field or a closely related engineering or science discipline.

The Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M is unique among the 14 departments within the College of Engineering, due to its strong focus on applied research and undergraduate education. Currently, the department has 57 tenured and non-tenured faculty members to support academic programs in electronic systems engineering technology, manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology, and industrial distribution with an overall enrollment of over 1,900 undergraduate and 150 graduate students. The faculty also supports approximately $3 million annually in applied research and professional development efforts spanning areas that include embedded systems, communications, advanced manufacturing, intelligent product design and development, industrial distribution, supply chain management, and educational research.

Texas A&M University is located in the twin cities of Bryan and College Station, TX, with a population of more than 255,500, and is conveniently located in a triangle formed by Dallas, Houston and Austin. Texas A&M has more than 68,600 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled. Research expenditures at Texas A&M total more than $ 892 million annually, ranking in the top tier of universities nationwide. With an endowment valued at more than $ 11.5 billion, the university ranks third among U.S. public universities and eighth overall. Texas A&M is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and having policies that contribute to work-life balance. For more information visit http://dof.tamu.edu/Faculty-Resources/CURRENT-FACULTY/Faculty-Work-Life. With over 650 faculty members and more than 20,000 students, the College of Engineering is one of the largest engineering schools in the country. The college is ranked seventh in graduate studies and eighth in undergraduate programs among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report, with six of the college’s 14 departments ranked in the Top 10. The college is also ranked 2nd in research expenditures by the American Society for Engineering Education.

Qualifications

The successful applicant will teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels; advise and mentor graduate students; develop an independent, externally funded research program; participate in all aspects of the department’s activities; and serve the profession. Through effective industrial advisory committees that provide valuable guidance, the department has numerous opportunities for the development of laboratories and sponsorship of applied research activities. Preference will be given to candidates with recent and relevant hands-on experience with applied research and technology development in robotics and automation, academic leadership experience and/or experience with the Accreditation Board of Engineering Technology and its accreditation processes. By being an integral part of the College of Engineering, there is excellent interaction with faculty in other engineering programs to support large scale college initiatives, as well as access to graduate students to assist in instructional and applied research activities. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Applicants should consult the department’s website to review our academic and research programs (engineering.tamu.edu/etid). Applicants must have an earned doctorate in an appropriate engineering field or a closely related engineering or science discipline.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and a list of four references (including postal addresses, phone numbers and email addresses) to apply for this specific position at www.tamengineeringcareers.org. Full consideration will be given to applications received by February 15, 2019. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. It is anticipated the appointment will begin fall 2019.

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore has a Dual Career Program and implements policies that contribute to work-life balance.