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Assistant Professor - Mechatronics - Alfred State College
at Alfred State College
Alfred, NY

Assistant Professor - Mechatronics - Alfred State College
at Alfred State College
Alfred, NY

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Location: Alfred, NY Category: Faculty Posted On: Fri May 3 2019 Job Description:

Alfred State, SUNY College of Technology, seeks qualified applicants for a ten month, tenure track position in the Mechatronics Technology AAS and BS programs starting August 2019 or January 2020. This position focuses on teaching, laboratory work and project-based learning. The department is interested in individuals who have a passion for relating engineering theory to practical application, enabling students to "learn by doing." We are seeking a self-motivated Mechatronics Engineer with a broad background to make an impact in the development of the mechatronics curriculum and the setup and integration of equipment. Candidates should also expect to support and teach in the related electrical and mechanical engineering technology curriculums.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Review and refine the mechatronics program.
  • Teach a variety of undergraduate engineering technology courses in both lecture and laboratory settings in which professors are responsible for all aspects of courses from laboratory set-up to grading and assessment.
  • Recruit students for the program through individual tours and open houses, oversee senior projects, and advise club project activities.
  • Collaborate on departmental initiatives ranging from ETAC-ABET accreditation to program development.
  • Cultivate and engage industry contacts.
  • Oversee equipment, provide support, and establish the new mechatronics laboratory.


Job Requirements:

A minimum of three years of recent, relevant industrial experience that ties directly to the mechatronics technology curriculum. Baccalaureate and master's degree in mechatronics, electromechanical engineering, electromechanical engineering technology, electrical engineering, electrical engineering technology, or a closely related field is required. Must have excellent English written and oral communication skills.


An earned Ph.D., industrial experience in the following areas: robotics, image processing, sensors, programming, production environment support, assembly prototyping, cellular manufacturing, and demonstrated proficiency in identifying the root cause in automation technologies and delivering solutions.

The applicant will be evaluated by the following criteria: education, relevance and recentness of industrial experience, engineering/technology teaching experience, ability to communicate, participation in professional societies, certifications/licenses, and scholarly activities. While quality teaching is the primary responsibility, professional development, university service, student advisement, and scholarly ability are also required for promotion and tenure.

Additional Information:

Pursuant to University policy, Alfred State College is committed to ensuring equal employment, education opportunity, and equal access to services, programs, and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic.

All applicants are subject to a criminal, employment, and educational background check.

Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the College at http://www.alfredstate.edu/university-police/annual-security-and-fire-safety-report. Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the SUNY Alfred State College University Police Department at 607-587-3999.

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