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Old Dominion University Assistant Professor in Manufacturing Engineering Technology (Tenure Track) in Norfolk, Virginia

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Job Title Assistant Professor in Manufacturing Engineering Technology (Tenure Track)


Position Number F0060A

Job Description

The Frank Batten College of Engineering & Technology ( BCET ) at Old Dominion University ( ODU ) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank in the Department of Engineering Technology, beginning Fall 2024.

We seek candidates with a strong background and interest in the broad domain of engineering technologies with emphasis on advanced manufacturing systems and related emerging research priority areas that address challenges and leverage opportunities outlined in the ODU’s strategic plan “Forward-Focused: Where Innovation Meets Possibilities (https://www.odu.edu/strategicplan) ” and the BCET’s strategic plan “Focus on the Future (https://www.odu.edu/engineering/strategic-plan) ”. Examples include research focused on the development of technologies and their applications in additive manufacturing (3D printing), smart manufacturing (IoT and automation), digital twins, industrial robotics, advanced materials, biomanufacturing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

The successful candidate is expected to teach courses in the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program, and opportunities for teaching graduate courses in the candidate’s area of expertise will also be available through graduate faculty appointments with other departments in the college, The successful candidate is expected to establish a strong interdisciplinary and externally funded research program in one or more of the research focus areas outlined above and develop active collaboration with faculty and researchers in the college and across campus. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty affiliated with the newly established Institute for Autonomous and Connected Systems and the Institute for Engineering in Medicine, Health, and Human Performance in the college.

The Manufacturing Engineering Technology program has been recently established in the college with expected growth in enrollment through various pipelines with community colleges and partnerships with the manufacturing industry in the Commonwealth and beyond. The successful candidate is expected to teach and develop undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses in one or more of the following areas: embedded systems technology, computer engineering technology, networking system design, instrumentation systems design, or related courses. Additionally, the candidate will be expected to provide guidance for senior design capstone projects within their area of expertise, engage in various service activities, and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion ( DEI ) among students, faculty, and staff.

Position Type FullTime

Type of Recruitment General Public

Type of Recruitment General Public

Minimum Qualifications - knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Relevant experience and expertise in one or more of the research areas outlined above, demonstrated by a record of peer-reviewed journal publications and success in securing sponsored research from various funding agencies and organizations.

  • The ability to teach core undergraduate courses.

  • A demonstrated commitment to student success, recruitment, and retention.

    Minimum Qualifications - Education or training

The candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, or a closely related field by May 2024.

Minimum Qualifications - Special licenses, registration or certification

Preferred Qualifications

  • A demonstrated record in external research funding, interdisciplinary collaboration, and industry and government partnerships.

  • Experience in applying cutting-edge engineering concepts, techniques, and tools to more than one of the high-priority research areas outlined above.

  • A successful record of teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in a discipline closely related to engineering technology.

    Conditions of Employment

    Location Norfolk, VA

    Job Open Date 01/09/2024

    Application Review Date 02/15/2024

    Open Until Filled Yes

    Special Instructions to Applicants / Additional Materials Required

Interested candidates should submit materials at https://jobs.odu.edu/hr/postings/19920 and attach the following with their online application:

  • A cover letter;

  • A curriculum vitae;

  • A diversity statement;

  • A statement of teaching philosophy;

  • A statement of research interests;

  • Unofficial graduate transcripts; and

  • Contact information for three professional references.

All materials will be considered in full confidence. Applications should be submitted by February 15, 2024 for full consideration. The position will remain open until it is filled.

Telework Friendly No

Equity Statement

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Individuals from minoritized communities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Reasonable Accommodation Request

If you are an individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodation, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity at (757) 683-3141.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or © consistent with contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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(Open Ended Question) Applicant Documents Required Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Diversity/Inclusion Statement

  • Teaching Philosophy

  • Statement of Research Interests

  • Unofficial Graduate Transcripts

  • Contact Information for Professional References

    Optional Documents