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Lecturer (Professor of Practice in Manufacturing)

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Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Mech & Industrial Engineering
Union: MSP
Categories: Faculty

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.


Job Description:

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering invites applications for a non-tenure-track faculty position as Professor of Practice in Manufacturing to begin Spring 2019.

The successful candidate is expected to teach basic and advanced manufacturing related courses; lead the graduate program in manufacturing; serve as the faculty advisor for students in manufacturing and create a strong community for these students to thrive in; engage the faculty in curriculum development; contribute to research proposals to strengthen educational components and industry collaboration; reach out to industry to coordinate experiential activities and internships; and promote diversity and inclusiveness.



Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or a closely related field at the time of appointment. Preference will be given to outstanding candidates who have demonstrated industry experience, as well as familiarity with managing on-campus and online engineering programs.


Application Instructions:

Candidates should provide the following in their application package:  1) statement of teaching interests; 2) statement describing industry experience and academic engagement; 3) current curriculum vitae; and 4) the full names and addresses of at least five references. Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of December 1, 2018, in order to ensure consideration. The search will continue until the position is filled.



UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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