Department of Technology
Mechanical Engineering Technology
School of Science, Engineering, and Technology
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Teaching and supporting the development of mechanical engineering technology program, as well as, interfacing with other academic programs. Developing support for mechanical engineering technology program from local industry and professional groups will be expected. Responsibilities will also include developing course curriculum; recruiting and advising students; serving on departmental, school, and university committees; teaching both lower and upper division undergraduate courses in mechanical engineering technology and general engineering; research experience in robotics; remote controlled vehicles and other duties as assigned by the department chairperson. Candidates are also expected to conduct related research and develop proposals.
Candidates must have strong commitment to undergraduate education along with a demonstrated ability to pursue scholarly activities. Applicant must have a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering Technology or Mechanical Engineering. Teaching experience of at least five years in Mechanical Engineering Technology courses is required. Specialization in remote vehicle research, system identification and prediction, control systems application, unmanned vehicle, mobile robot control, automation, and expertise in applying computational tools to materials processing along with experience in practical laboratory application is required. Ability to attract research funding and verifiable research accomplishments through refereed publications; and full time teaching experience of at least five years at the college/university level is preferred. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to support the ABET continuous improvement process, work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds and must meet qualifications for tenure. Excellent oral and written communications skills in English are required.
HOW TO APPLY
Virginia State University will accept applications through the on-line Recruitment Management System (RMS) at https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov
. E-mailed and faxed applications will not be accepted.
Interested persons must attach a letter of interest, a current resume/vita, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses (if available) of three professional references. Please visit our web site at www.vsu.edu
for full position descriptions.
Copies of transcripts and three (3) letters of references must be attached to online application or mailed to:
Office of Human Resources
Virginia State University
1 Hayden Drive, VA Hall
Petersburg, Virginia 23806-9412
Your name and the position number (FO082) must be clearly identifiable on each item submitted. Official transcripts and three (3) letters of reference will be required prior to employment. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Screening of applications will commence immediately. The selected candidate must pass a criminal background check, including fingerprinting, and must complete a Statement of Economic Interest as a condition of employment, if applicable.
VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, AND VETERANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.