Founded in 1906, WKU is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, an ethnically and racially diverse community of 61,500 people, about 110 miles south of Louisville and 65 miles north of Nashville. More than 50 different languages are spoken in and around Bowling Green and people from 35 nationalities call the area home. We seek to attract teaching- and research-active, culturally and academically diverse faculty members. The university's population of approximately 20,000 students includes 35% first generation university/college, 15% underrepresented minority and 6% international students. A comprehensive university, WKU is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state and nation.
Job Description: The responsibilities of this position include high quality teaching, student advising and research. Service to the department and the University is also expected. The successful candidate should demonstrate the ability to operate effectively in a team-oriented, diverse, multicultural environment.
Additional Information: Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment. Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO) at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.
Application Instructions: The following items must be submitted through this electronic talent management system by April 27, 2018, although expressions of interest may be considered until the position is filled:
Letter of Intent Current Curriculum Vita Unofficial Transcripts Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Names and contact information of three reference providers will be collected during the application process. Reference letters will be requested by the Search Committee through an online process at a later date.
You will receive email confirmation once you have successfully completed the application process.
Requirements: An earned Doctorate in Industrial Technology, Technology Management or closely-related field Minimum of either manufacturing supervisory experience or prior experience in teaching at the university/college level in relevant areas as full / part time professorate, instructor or graduate assistant Evidence of strong communication skills in spoken and written English Ability to teach courses and laboratories in at least three of the following areas with the capacity to grow in two other areas: CADD for Manufacturing, Industrial Statistics, Industrial Materials, Manual Manufacturing Methods, Computer Numeric Control, Robotics, Programmable Logic Controls, Work Design Ergonomics/Safety, Project Management, Supervision, Quality Assurance, Lean Systems Management, Capstone Projects Ability to teach in at least one of the following areas at the Masters level; Resource Management, Project Management, Operations Leadership, Quality Management, Lean Systems, Research Methods in Technology Management, Supply Chain Management, Emerging Technologies
Internal Number: 999326
About Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a comprehensive University of national stature with a current student body of 21,000 students and focuses on international outreach. WKU’s main campus is in Bowling Green, KY, a city of 60,000, located approximately 60 miles north of Nashville, TN, and 120 miles south of Louisville, KY. Founded in 1920, the AMS Department has maintained a distinguished history preparing students for leadership positions in business, industry, and education. Programs of study in the department are designed to prepare professionals in architecture, computer information technology, construction management, advanced manufacturing, technology management and industrial education. Students graduate with a strong technical background in their discipline and have been engaged in practical work experience. Our department maintains a professional atmosphere where faculty members care about the education and success of all students.