Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor, Engineering Technology
Company: Kansas State University
Posted on: November 13, 2023
Teaching Assistant/Associate Professor, Engineering
Department: 3670053020 Applied Interdisplnary Studies
Job no: 516134
Employment type: Academic / Faculty - 12 month
Location: Olathe, Kansas
Worksite: Hybrid eligible (partially remote, must reside in US)
Categories: Education / Instructional, Engineering
Pay Grade: 001
About This Role:
Kansas State University Olathe (http://olathe.k-state.edu) invites
applications and nominations for a new, 12-month, non-tenure track,
Teaching Assistant or Associate Professor in Engineering Technology
(commensurate with experience). This leadership position requires a
visionary individual with an understanding of engineering
technology disciplines, a track record of curriculum development,
and a passion for guiding both students and faculty members toward
academic and professional success. This position will have a
primary focus on meeting the needs of regional manufacturers
through targeted program offerings and strategic
- Program Development and Enhancement: Drive the continuous
improvement of the Engineering Technology program with a clear
focus on addressing the evolving needs of regional manufacturers.
Shape the direction, curricula, and offerings to align with
industry demands and emerging technological trends. Develop new
courses and pathways that equip students with the skills sought by
- Curriculum Design and Industry Alignment: Collaborate with
department faculty and industry experts to design curriculum
components that directly address the requirements of regional
manufacturers. Ensure program offerings are closely aligned with
industry standards, processes, and technologies.
- Faculty Leadership and Development: Provide mentorship and
support to faculty members within the Engineering Technology
program. Foster a culture of teaching excellence and scholarly
engagement. Encourage professional development opportunities that
enhance industry-relevant expertise.
- Student Success: Implement strategies to enhance student
recruitment, retention, and engagement withing the Engineering
Technology program. Forge strong connections between students and
local manufacturers through internships, capstone projects, and
- Industry Engagement and Partnerships: Cultivate and maintain
robust partnerships with regional manufacturers, industry
associations, and professional organizations. Collaborate on
workforce development initiatives, training programs, and applied
projects that address real-world challenges.
- Community College Collaboration: Establish and nurture pathways
for students transferring from local community colleges, ensuring
that the curriculum aligns seamlessly with both institutions.
Collaborate on curriculum articulation, credit transfer mechanisms,
and streamlined education experiences.
- Accreditation and Assessment: Collaborate with department
faculty to maintain ABET accreditation while incorporating
industry-specific performance metrics. Develop assessment methods
that measure graduates' preparedness for careers in regional
- Strategic Planning: Contribute to the department's strategic
planning by providing insights into program growth, resource
allocation, and emerging trends in engineering technology education
as they relate to the manufacturing sector.
- Collaborative Initiatives: Collaborate with other department
faculty, academic administrators, and local industry partners on
cross-disciplinary projects and initiatives that drive innovation
and align with regional manufacturing needs.
Why Join Us:
Kansas State University has set a visionary goal to be recognized
as a Top 50 Public Research University by 2025. In support of this
goal, the Olathe campus was launched in April 2011 and is the third
and newest campus of Kansas State University. Olathe is located in
Johnson County and the Kansas City metro area. The campus embodies
a unique vision jointly developed with regional community,
government, industry, and university stakeholders for higher
education partnership in an urban, innovative, industry centric and
knowledge-based environment. The campus is a strategic partner of
the Johnson County Education and Research Triangle. The Kansas City
metro area has a diversity of industries ranging from trade,
transportation, utilities, professional and business services,
health, and education.
The Olathe campus has a mandate in research and graduate education
and currently offers eight programs at the master's and doctoral
levels in horticulture, veterinary/biomedical sciences, and adult
education. Growth of educational offerings at the campus will
continue to evolve to meet workforce and industry demands through a
variety of credit and non-credit bearing programs that address
technical as well as transferable skills. Faculty and instructors
at K-State Olathe represent a combination of resident and
non-resident, full and part-time experts and adjuncts from the
industry/government sectors. There are ten laboratories in research
areas currently including sensory and consumer research, food
safety, and post-harvest physiology of fruits/vegetables.
Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package
that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans,
paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits
are available, please visit:
We Support Diversity and Inclusion:
Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The
university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial
environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students,
and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles
This position is eligible for hybrid worksite. Work is performed
partially remote and partially on employer premises or designated
assignment location. Visit this link for K-State's guidance and
policies on remote work and flexible work arrangements. Remote work
agreements are required for all flexible work arrangements and are
subject to review.
What You'll Need to Succeed:
- Master of Science degree in Engineering Technology, or related
- Significant industry experience
- Substantial experience in curriculum development and program
leadership within the field of engineering technology.
- Demonstrated track record of fostering student success, faculty
development, and industry partnerships, particularly within the
- Strong communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills for
building and sustaining relationships with regional manufacturers
- Deep knowledge of industry trends, manufacturing processes and
emerging technologies in engineering technology fields.
- Commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within
the program and broader academic community.
- Proficiency in data analysis, assessment, and accreditation
processes related to academic programs.
- Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United
States at the time of employment.
How to Apply:
All correspondence will be considered in confidence, and
nominations and inquiries are encouraged.
Interested candidates should submit a detailed cover letter that
includes specific information relevant to the applicant's ability
to meet the qualifications (3-5 pages), a statement of teaching
interests and goals, curriculum vitae, and contact information for
three professional references (title, mailing address, phone, and
email). Application materials must be submitted online to be
Nominations and inquiries should be sent to Roberta Robinson,
Manager, Human Resources, at email@example.com or call
Questions regarding the specifics of the position can be directed
to Dr. Michael Banks, Interim Associate Dean and Search Committee
Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Screening of Applications Begins:
October 23rd and continues until the position is filled.
Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:
$75,000 - $100,000 annually
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender
identity, age, national origin, disability, or status as a
Background Screening Statement:
In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State
University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the
process of considering your candidacy as an employee.
Advertised: Oct 10, 2023 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled
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