Assistant or Associate Professor of Product Design & Engineering Technology

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Work type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Faculty

Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Product Design & Engineering Technology  
Location: Multiple Locations  

38335 - Product Design

Advertised Salary: $70,000-$80,000. Salary commensurate with education, experiences, and other requirements. Comprehensive benefit package (health care, vacation, etc.)  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: Ferris Faculty Association (MEA-NEA)  
Term of Position: 9 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: This position will provide instruction for the following programs: Product Design Engineering Technology (PDET), Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) and Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MFGE). Additional programs including Plastics, Electrical/Electronics, Automotive, and Welding Engineering Technology take service courses from these programs and will therefore also be served by this position. This position will be responsible for PDET 220 which is a Cultural Enrichment General Education course which will impact students from across the University.

This position will serve mainly as an instructor for the PDET program but will also teach additional courses in the new Automation Certificate currently proposed by the Manufacturing Engineering technology program. The position will also be used to help teach a service course offered by the MET program.

The anticipated start date of this position is August of 2024 at the earliest and January of 2025 at the latest.
Position Type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing  
Required Education: A Master’s or higher-level degree in Engineering Technology, Engineering Management, Mechanical Design, or Technical Education.
At least one Bachelor of Science or Associate of Applied Science degree in field.
Required Work Experience: Seven (7) yrs industrial experience in the Mechanical Design and Engineering of Manufactured products.
Must include 2 years of 3D modeling experience with emphasis on Design for Manufacturing.
Must include 2 years of experience in automation/robotics.
Required Licenses and Certifications: Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional
Industry recognized robotic certification
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Bending
  • Carrying
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Twisting
  • Driving
  • Lifting
  • Pulling/Pushing
  • Repetitive Movement
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Experience in the Active Based Learning pedagogy
GD&T Certification
Additive Manufacturing – experience operating 3D printers and various auxiliary equipment
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Teach all courses as assigned.
Grading of all assignments and assessments will be the responsibility of the instructor.
Attend and facilitate all lab sections.
Will be required to teach at off-campus location in Grand Rapids (approximately 1 hour away) in addition to on-campus courses.
Must be able to present material in a clear and concise manner.
Will be expected to support other program curriculum delivery based on industry experience and knowledge of topic areas.
- Teaching the following topics: Parametric Modeling, GD&T, Machine Design, Mechanism Analysis, Prototype construction, Robotics & Automation.
- Perform student advising for class schedules and academic career objectives
- Hold regularly scheduled office hours
- Fulfill committee assignments as required
Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members.
Faculty members also have professional responsibilities which may include advising students, orientation and registration of students, participation in University committees, keeping regular posted office hours (which are scheduled at times convenient for students), and participation in traditional functions which have academic significance (ex. reporting initial student participation data and submitting final grades on time). Faculty members may be required to teach off-campus or in an on-line environment.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.  
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
  • Certification
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript showing applicable degree based on the Required Education field.
Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.

Certification (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of robotics certification.
Initial Application Review Date:
January 12th, 2024  
Open Until Position is Filled?: True  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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