20140121 Teaching position in MET, Master degree required

Assistant Professor - Mechanical Engineering Technology at Austin Peay State University,
Clarksville, TN
The Department of Engineering Technology at Austin Peay State University is seeking
candidates for a full- time, 9-month, and tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in Mechanical Engineering
Technology of the following areas: dynamics, machine design, solid modeling, geometric
dimensioning and toleranceing, direct energy conversion, thermodynamics and material science.
The Candidate will serve as a coordinator of Mechanical Engineering Technology Specialization
agreement between Austin Peay State University and Pellissippi State Community College
(PSCC) in Knoxville, TN, and to be based at PSCC.
The Engineering Technology Department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering
Technology with two accredited concentrations by ETAC-ABET in Electrical and
Manufacturing and two concentrations in Construction & Civil and Automotive & Mechanical.
The department also offers Associate of Applied Science in Engineering Technology with
concentrations in Automotive, Construction and Electronics. The department currently has 7 fulltime faculty.
Hired applicant will be stationed in Knoxville, TN.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities
- Instruction (traditional, web based, and distant learning classroom), curriculum evaluation and
development in mechanical and engineering technology and related fields;
- Articulate and oversee multiple 2+2 transfer programs between Pellissippi State Community College and
Austin Peay State University;
- Student advising and recruitment;
- Participate on various department, college and university committees;
- Establish strong relationships with local and regional industry;
- Professional development;
- The individual must be committed to the continuous improvement process to the program and contribute
to program objectives and outcomes to seek program accreditation by ETAC-ABET.
Required Qualifications
- A Master degree or higher in mechanical engineering/engineering technology with a thorough
knowledge of mechanical and manufacturing engineering;
- Documented three years of relevant industrial experience, OR Professional registration (such as
the P.E. or Certified Manufacturing Engineer/Technologist);
- Academic background in mechanical engineering /engineering technology;
- A background check will be required of the successful applicant.
Instructions to Applicants
Each applicant must include the names and contact information for three references, one of
which must be from your most recent or current employer, with your application materials. If
you would like to additionally attach Letters of Recommendation to your online application,
letters must be dated one year or less from the date of your application. You may attach your
letters of recommendation in the “Optional Documents” section under the “Letter of Reference”
tab. Letters of recommendation may be sent by email to “[email protected]” or hard
copy to “Austin Peay State University, Human Resources Dept., PO Box 4507, Clarksville, TN
37044” with your name and desired position clearly indicated after your online application is
If granted an interview, unofficial transcripts will be required of applicants and official
transcripts will be required of the selected candidate before the candidate will be offered a
position. So as to not delay the interview process for this position, it is highly recommended that
you attach unofficial transcripts in PDF format to your online application in the “Optional
Documents” section under the “Unofficial Transcript” tab before finalizing and submitting your
You will not be able to attach your letters of recommendation, unofficial transcripts or any other
supplemental document(s) nor modify your application after it has been submitted.
Applicant review will continue until the position is filled.
Please refer all questions to [email protected]
Thank you for your interest in this position. The screening and selection process is currently
underway and will continue until a successful candidate is chosen. Should review of your
qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted.
Adel Salama
Professor and Chair
Department of Engineering Technology
Austin Peay State University
P.O.Box 4536
Clarksville, TN 37044
Phone: (931) 221-1427
(931) 221-1463