Lecturer of Practice in Manufacturing

University of Massachusetts Amherst

United States

Job Description:

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering invites applications for a non-tenure-track faculty position as Lecturer/Professor of Practice in Manufacturing to begin Fall 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 a M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or a closely related field with experience in industry, government, or teaching in a field relevant to manufacturing. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. degree and/or at least five years of experience in industry and/or 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 April 08, 2019, in order to ensure consideration. The search will continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified.

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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