Assistant or Associate Professor

  • Ferris State University
  • Big Rapids, MI
  • Apr 02, 2021
Full time Engineering & Applied Sciences

Job Description

Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor
Location: Multiple Locations
Advertised Salary: Salary Commensurate with qualifications plus a comprehensive benefits package.
FLSA: Exempt
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause
Summary of Position: The primary responsibilities for the position are teaching, advising, recruiting and program coordination for the Industrial Technology and Management program for the Auburn Hills, Warren and Grand Rapids locations and other sites as they become available. The individual will cover various courses in ITM and related areas. S/he will participate in development and improvement of curriculum and curriculum delivery; participate in service work including student engagement activities and committees; and engage in scholarly activities and professional development aligned with current and emergent programmatic needs. This position will be required to teach off-campus and/or on-line. This position will be required to utilize our Learning Management System (LMS; currently, Canvas).
Develop and teach engineering management and professional practice graduate courses.
Position Type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing
Required Education: Master's Degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering Technology, or related engineering field OR Master's degree in any discipline provided there is a Professional Engineers License plus BS in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering Technology or related engineering field.
Required Work Experience: At least five years of manufacturing/quality experience within an engineering discipline.
Excellent written and oral communications, inter-personal skills, presentation skills, and team and relationship building skills.
Working knowledge and demonstrated experience with manufacturing systems and methods.
Required Licenses and Certifications:
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered:
  • Doctorate degree in manufacturing engineering or a related discipline.
  • Teaching and/or industrial trainer experience, management experience in manufacturing engineering or a related engineering discipline.
  • Teaching experience with upper level undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Experience with grants and grant management.
  • Experience with applied research.
  • Delivering courses in both a classroom and an on-line format.
  • Faculty members also have professional responsibilities which may include advising students, orientation, 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. Faculty members may be required to teach off-campus.
  • Preparing and delivering courses utilizing effective methods that ensure that all course outcomes are met.
  • Student advising, internship coordination, recruiting students, developing industry relationships, developing curriculum, and serving on various committees within the university.
  • Teaching at regional satellite campuses may also be required, as well as working with student organizations.
Skills and Abilities:
Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents: Unofficial Transcript 2
Special Instructions to Applicants: Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcripts of Master's in appropriate discipline.
Transcript 2 (OPTIONAL): Applicants may attach a copy of transcripts of doctorate in appropriate discipline.
Transcripts must include: institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit official transcript.
Certification/License (OPTIONAL): Applicants may attach a copy of certification or license.
Initial Application Review Date:

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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