Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Tahlequah

  • Northeastern State University
  • Tahlequah, OK
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Engineering & Applied Sciences

Job Description

Full Time Faculty - Mechanical Engineering, NSU

Notice to applicants

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Description of Position

The Department of Natural Sciences at Northeastern State University (NSU) is currently seeking a mechanical engineer to serve as the founding engineering program chair and faculty member beginning August 2023 (earlier start date negotiable). The tenure-track position will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor. This exciting new program presents a unique opportunity to develop a high quality, student focused engineering program in Northeastern Oklahoma. NSU is a predominantly undergraduate university of approximately 7,500 students. The main campus is located in Tahlequah, Oklahoma with branch campuses in Broken Arrow and Muskogee; the engineering program will offer courses on the Tahlequah and Broken Arrow campuses.

The Department of Natural Sciences within the College of Science and Health Professions has modern facilities on all three campuses, with recently constructed and equipped science complexes in Tahlequah and Broken Arrow.  Northeastern State University traces its roots to the founding of the original Cherokee National Female Seminary in 1851, establishing NSU as a leader in education in Oklahoma. The City of Tahlequah, located at the foot of the picturesque Ozark Mountains in eastern Oklahoma, remains the capital of the Cherokee Nation. The Broken Arrow campus is located approximately 50 miles from the Tahlequah campus and is noted as a modern center of higher education in the Tulsa metro area.


The successful candidate will help build the recently approved mechanical engineering program and teach related programming. Teaching assignments may include both day and evening classes, on the Tahlequah and Broken Arrow campuses, distance learning classes, and online or blended formats.
Work toward ABET accreditation of the recently approved mechanical engineering program.
Be engaged in scholarly activities that include undergraduate students, which may include an externally funded research program that involves undergraduate students.
Advise students.
Serve on department, college, and university committees.
Possible participation in community outreach opportunities.
Perform other service duties typically associated with university faculty.


Minimum of 2 years experience in the field of mechanical engineering is required, which may include graduate work. Licensed Professional Engineer preferred. Desirable attributes include commitment to teaching excellence, experience with ABET accreditation, the potential to develop a research program that includes undergraduates, responsiveness to student needs, good oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work in a team environment.

Education Requirements

Ph.D. required, ABD considered in mechanical engineering, if doctorate received within 1 year of start date. Doctorate required for tenure track and rank of assistant professor.

Salary commensurate with experience

Projected hire date January 3, 2023

Applications will be accepted August 31, 2022
NOTE:  Posting will close to applicants at ll:59 p.m., CST,  on the date above.  An application cannot be changed after it has been submitted.

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