Faculty - Mechanical Engineering
Minneapolis, MN 
Posted 30 days ago
Job Description

As a member of the School of Engineering, the mechanical engineering instructor will work with department faculty to develop new curriculum centered around program assessments in alignment with ABET accreditation standards. This faculty member will be vital in the specification and organization of equipment and curriculum used in the engineering mechanics laboratory. The goal is to create an environment in which students can accomplish the learning objectives of the course of instruction. This should result in students able to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, ethics, and use of proper tools to meet industry and professional business standards.


  • Develop curriculum for new engineering courses in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Develop program and course-level assessments aligned with ABET accreditation standards.
  • Facilitate learning activities so that students learn the principles, theory, skills, and work ethic necessary to become proficient for entry level positions
  • Creates a positive learning environment
  • Monitors, assesses and advises learner on technical and academic progress and performance
  • Uses current academic and industry practices in assigned courses of instruction
  • Develops and upgrades lesson material, training aids and maintains equipment within assigned course of instruction
  • Assists in the recruitment and placement of learners
  • Leads the process of maintaining equipment and recommends new equipment purchases within assigned program
  • As a part of a team, designs and develops new curriculum within assigned program.
  • Participates in industry and/or professional organizations in order to maintain and enhance program health and academic integrity
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Pedagogy: Exhibits competence. Is student centered, adapts/reflects student needs. Is experiential/hands on. Promotes student's academic and professional development
  • Curriculum: Relevant to current industry expectations. Compliant with professional and programmatic accreditation standards. Competencies addressed in presentations, syllabi, assignments. Syllabi are submitted in a timely fashion. Assessment of students is objective and replicable. Applied in an organized, deliberate manner. Allow for intentional flexibility and innovation
  • Strategic Skills: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level. Makes good decisions. Provides sound advice and problem solution. Provides honest and in-depth analysis on problems and issues. Effectively presents creative ideas of others. Has good judgment about which creative ideas and suggestions will work.
  • Operating Skills: Makes decisions in a timely manner. Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments. Holds frequent development discussions. Provides individuals information so that they can make accurate decisions; is timely with information. Clearly assigns responsibility for tasks and decisions. Sets clear objectives and measures. Monitors process, progress, and results. Is committed to continuous improvement through empowerment and management by data. Creates a learning environment leading to the most efficient and effective work processes.
  • Courage: Has difficult conversations as necessary. Provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others. Is a good judge of talent.
  • Energy and Drive: Is action oriented and full of energy for challenging tasks/issues. Not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning. Is constantly and consistently one of the top performers. Steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Organizational Positioning Skills: Can maneuver through complex situations effectively and quietly. Is sensitive to how people and organizations function. Anticipates where the land mines are and plans his/her approach accordingly.
  • Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, or closely related major.
  • P.E. licensure, (preferred).
  • 3-5 years of professional industry experience.
  • 1-3 years teaching experience, (preferred).
  • Experience with ABET accreditation, (preferred).
  • Preference will be given to those with industry experience in Machine Design and/or Manufacturing Engineering using ASME & ASTM standards.
  • Application-based experience with GD&T and FEA.
  • Application-based experience with lab testing equipment, (shear, tensile, torsion, etc..)
  • Experience in robotics (preferred)


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
3 to 5 years
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