The Department of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology welcomes applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position with specialization in integrated computer-aided design (product design, mechanical design, architectural design) beginning August 2018. Responsibilities include teaching major and/or non-major courses (lectures and/or laboratories) in drafting communications, technical sketching, design and rendering, engineering visualization, product design, mechanical design, and architectural design as well as courses within his/her area of specialization; advising students; conducting scholarly work; and providing service to the department, university, and community. There is also the potential to teach courses in the Technology & Innovation graduate program. Actual assignments will depend upon department needs.
TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Effectively teach students both in assigned courses and outside-the-classroom settings (e.g., student research, service learning, field activities and placements), advise students, and carry out other assigned professional responsibilities in support of student learning and success. The academic-year workload for full-time faculty is 24 workload hours and faculty must hold a minimum of five office hours per week on no fewer than three different days. Primary teaching responsibilities will be for undergraduate and/or graduate laboratory-based courses in computer-aided design. Course content includes technical, engineering, and architectural drafting and design. Courses are taught primarily to a combination of applied engineering and technology and engineering education majors. Establish an active research program that involves undergraduate students. Candidates must be willing to teach day, evening and/or weekend classes and conduct classes on and off the Millersville campus through multifaceted teaching strategies for face-to-face classroom delivery and/or web-enhanced or web-based formats. Actual assignments will depend upon department needs.
CONTINUING SCHOLARLY GROWTH: Pursue scholarly growth on an ongoing basis, both within and outside the subject discipline, in the academic profession.
SERVICE: Provide service on an ongoing basis by contributing professionally to department and university governance, the professional community and/or the community at large, in a participatory, developmental, or advisory capacity. Candidates must be willing to participate in undergraduate- and graduate-level curricular activities including assisting the program faculty in activities associated with maintaining program approval at the state and national levels.
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: May include but is not limited to: Supervise student teachers / interns / co-ops / independent studies / individualized instructions / theses / dissertations. Student teachers are supervised in area schools. Other reasonable duties assigned within the faculty member’s field of competence.
DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION: The Department of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology (AEST), in the College of Science and Technology, is comprised of 19 faculty members, one full-time secretary, two full-time laboratory technicians, and 500 students collectively majoring or minoring in Applied Engineering & Technology Management (AETM), Occupational Safety and Environmental Health (OSEH) and Technology and Engineering Education (TECE). The AETM major prepares applied engineers (manufacturing engineers, process engineers, etc.), technologists, technical managers, project managers, supervisors, trainers and technical field representatives for industry. The TECE major prepares certified teachers in technology and engineering education. The OSEH major prepares safety and environmental health professionals. The department offers Associate's, Bachelor's, and Master's level degree programs. The Master’s Degree is a Master of Science in Technology & Innovation which has two concentrations; the education concentration is for educators from all subject areas across all grade levels and the enterprise concentration which is for engineers, entrepreneurs, scientists, and business people. Millersville University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
REQUIRED: 1.ABD status toward a doctorate, to be completed by the time of appointment, in such fields as engineering technology, applied engineering, industrial technology, technology and engineering education, engineering education, technology management, or a related discipline, or a completed master’s degree in any of the technological fields where the master’s degree is considered a terminal degree (e.g., architecture, industrial design). 2.Experience in product design, mechanical design, architectural design, or related disciplines. 3.Primary skills in computer-aided design, freehand sketching, technical illustration, and mechanical drawing. 4.Expertise with design software (e.g., AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit, SolidWorks, SketchUp, Illustrator), Building Information Modeling (BIM) software such as Autodesk Navisworks, and rapid prototyping technologies. 5.Ability to establish an active research program in product design, mechanical design, architectural design, or related disciplines that involve undergraduate students. 6.Ability to teach major and/or non-major courses (lectures and/or laboratories) in product design, mechanical design, architectural design, or related disciplines, as well as courses within his/her area of specialization. 7.Commitment to excellence in teaching and research at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. 8.Commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds. 9.Excellent oral and written communication skills. 10.Successful interview, teaching demonstration, and three successful background checks: Act 34 (Criminal Record Check); Act 114 (FBI Federal Criminal History-Fingerprinting); and Act 151 (Child Abuse History Clearance).
PREFERRED: 1.A completed terminal degree in such fields as engineering technology, applied engineering, industrial technology, technology and engineering education, industrial design, architecture, engineering education, technology management, or a related discipline. 2.Post-secondary level teaching experience (documented by at least one letter of reference). 3.Three years of professional and or industrial experience. 4.Documented effectiveness in teaching or training. 5.Experience writing grant proposals, advising students, and conducting and supervising research and other scholarly activities. 6.Ability to teach graduate level courses in the Technology & Innovation Master’s Degree Program.
Highly regarded for its instructional quality, focus on engaged learning (through undergraduate research, internships, study abroad, living-learning communities and civic and community engagement), and strong commitment to diversity, Millersville University of Pennsylvania (MU) is a learner-focused institution located in historic Lancaster County, known for its excellent schools, vibrant arts comm...unity, affordability and proximity to Baltimore, Philadelphia and NYC. MU enrolls about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. We seek individuals who embrace our public mission and value exploration, professionalism, integrity and compassion.