Utah State University

Professional Practice Assistant Professor Engineering Technology

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(2/6/2024 5:32 PM)
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
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College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Technology Design & Technical Educ
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Department of Technology, Design, and Technical Education (TDTE) at Utah State University is searching for a candidate to fill a faculty position as a Professional Practice Assistant Professor in the Engineering Technology (ETEC) degree program. This unique and new program offers academic, field, and industry-based experiences that bring together advanced manufacturing, design, engineering principles, electronics, automation, business, and many other concepts important to companies in the manufacturing and design industry. The ETEC program is a Bachelor of Applied Science degree that prepares students for various positions in companies that manufacture and design commercial and consumer products.

The individual selected for this position will start in August of 2024. This is a full-time, non-tenure track academic year appointment (nine months), on the Utah State University campus with opportunities for summer employment depending upon available funding and enrollment. This position’s primary role assignment will be teaching in the ETEC program. Review of applications will begin in March 2024, and application reviews and interviews will continue until the position is filled.


With a primary role assignment of teaching (95%), the successful candidate will develop and teach undergraduate courses for the Engineering Technology degree program. Instructional emphasis will be placed on engineering technology, manufacturing, and design-oriented courses for Engineering Technology students. Specific courses within the work assignment may include CAD (Solidworks), manufacturing processes, material science, electronics, automation, engineering technology principles, prototyping, design, and project management. Labs are a strong component of the Engineering Technology program, and the successful candidate will help maintain and demonstrate proper lab management. This individual will also assist other Engineering Technology and TDTE faculty in the preparation and delivery of course materials and in support of extracurricular activities. In addition, the effective use of USU’s learning management system (i.e., Canvas) is required to deliver course materials. The additional role assignment is service (5%), and the successful candidate will be expected to provide meaningful service to the department, campus, university, the profession, and the community.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Education:
    • Earned MS or MA, or higher in Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology Education, or a closely related field (completed by date of appointment) and three or more years of industry experience working with a company or companies that manufacture, and/or engineer products used in commercial or consumer products or similar activities.               


    • Earned BS or BA in Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology Education, or a closely related field (completed by date of appointment) and five or more years of industry experience working with a company or companies that manufacture, and/or engineer products used in commercial or consumer products or similar activities.
  • Proficiency in 3-D modeling in Solidworks, or equivalent.
  • Proficiency in manufacturing processes, and/or composites, and/or robotics and automation, and/or materials and design
  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communication, interpersonal, organizational, and team skills.
  • Record of successful partnerships with companies involved in the manufacturing of products used in commercial and consumer industries or similar activities.
  • Demonstrated capacity to succeed in teaching at the university level and a willingness to work to become a better instructor.
  • An ability to accommodate varying student learning needs through experiential lab and hands-on learning, lecture, self-directed learning, online learning, and capstone projects.
  • Demonstrated basic knowledge of online learning systems, such as Canvas or equivalent.
  • Cultural sensitivity and an ability to build rapport with a culturally diverse workforce in a multicultural setting.
  • Dynamic interpersonal skills and a commitment as a team member; ability to foster consensus and collaboration.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Earned MS, or MA, or higher in Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology Education, or closely related field (completed by date of appointment) and three or more years of industry experience working with a company or companies that manufacture, and/or robotics and automation, and/or engineer products used in commercial or consumer products or similar activities.
  • Higher level manufacturing processes/electronics/robotics/automation experience with an understanding integration into manufacturing.
  • Ability to manage and maintain laboratories and equipment as well as develop curriculum for hands-on learning.
  • Ability to prototype projects with students using industry-standard methods such as machining, 3-D printing, composites, and digital modeling.


Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter- Upload to "Other Documents 1-10"

3) Transcript(s)- Upload to "Other Documents 1-10"

4) Contact information for Five professional references 


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

The department of Technology, Design and Technical Education (TDTE) provides instruction to students seeking a certificate, or an associate or baccalaureate degree. These innovative degree programs allow students to gain expertise in the fields such as business, cosmetology, health professions, machinery, protective services, transportation, and technology. TDTE certificates and degrees are available in Logan, Brigham City, Price, Blanding, and Moab. Students are encouraged to enhance their education through hands-on application using specialized classrooms and laboratories throughout the state. Additionally, various industries and communities are served by career and technical (vocational) certifications offered through the Workforce Education division. For more information about the TDTE department, please visit: https://caas.usu.edu/tdte/.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

*updated 09/2023


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