Assistant Professor of Manufacturing/Engineering Tech

Bismarck State College

Bismarck, ND

Job posting number: #7110845

Posted: September 16, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Information
MISSION: As North Dakota’s Polytechnic Institution, Bismarck State College focuses on student success through the delivery of affordable, flexible, high-quality, experiential learning enhanced by public-private partnerships.

VISION: Bismarck State College will be a leader in polytechnic education improving lives and building sustainable communities.


This position is directly accountable and responsible to the appropriate Assistant Dean and the Dean of the National Energy Center of Excellence.


This position is responsible for providing leadership to the programs within the Mechatronics (Mechanical, Electrical, Programming, Robotics) pathway in accordance with the mission of Bismarck State College. They will do this in the following ways:

Teaching undergraduate courses within the mechatronics pathway.
Recruiting, advising, and mentoring students in support of their academic goals.
Collaborating with colleagues to assist in course and program coordination.
Supporting a model that creates an engaging community of learners in connection to the programs within the finance pathway.
Engaging with industry partners in development and maintenance of academic programs within the mechatronics pathway.
COMPENSATION: Twelve-month, full-time, non-tenure track position. Minimum starting salary $66,485 (masters required), based on experience and education. Fully paid health insurance, life insurance, retirement, employee tuition waiver, spouse/dependent tuition discount. Click here for full employee benefits.

Position Description & Details
Instructs courses within the Mechatronics pathway. (Mechanical, Electrical, Programming, Robotics)
Provide classroom and/or laboratory instruction and supervision.
Provide ongoing curriculum development, revision of courses and program areas, and participate in academic assessment.
Provide academic advising to students.
Participate in professional development activities.
Participate in departmental and campus activities.
Support student interest into the program pathway throughout the academic year.
Provide year round support for student recruitment activities connected to programs within the mechatronics pathway.
Serve as the main contact for prospective students for the programs within the mechatronics pathway.
Provide primary advising and retention support for students enrolled in programs within the mechatronics pathway.
Collaborate with academic leadership in mechatronics program pathway development and maintenance.
Assist in developing and maintaining program admission requirements
Assist in the evaluation of student applicants into the baccalaureate program.
Work with the college and other partners for the long-range planning and ongoing development of the program pathways.
Work in conjunction with the Foundation and other campus areas in support of grant applications as it relates to the program.
Provide an environment of high student engagement.
Supervises and mentors program area Student Organizations.
Recruits students for competitions and student organization memberships
Serves as faculty advisor for BSC mechatronics student club
Maintain and enhance relationships with affiliated finance partners.
Attend and participate in BSC Mechatronics-related meetings and events.
Coordinate with Polytechnic Outreach in supporting an active and engaged Mechatronics Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT).
Identify new partnerships with industry, secondary, or postsecondary organizations in support of the programs.
Perform other duties as assigned.

The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Continuously – 66-100% - Use hands dexterously, talk or hear.
Frequently – 34-65% - Stand, walk, or sit.
Occasionally – 1-33% - Reach with hands and arms, stoop/kneel/crouch or crawl, climb or balance, or lift up to 25 pounds.
Minimum Requirements
Appropriate master’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience.
Demonstrated effectiveness in working with direct and indirect reports (faculty, staff, etc.), and administration.
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
High level attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple deadlines.
Good computer software skills (i.e., Microsoft Office Suite-Word, Excel, Teams, etc., Outlook E-mail and Calendar) and strong internet familiarity.
Preferred Qualifications
Experience with curriculum and course development,
Experience in post-secondary teaching
Experience with distance/online education, academic assessment, dual credit/early entry, and prior learning.
Substantial industry experience.
Appropriate doctoral degree.
Applicant Materials Required

To be considered by the search committee, thoroughly complete the application and upload:

Cover letter
Teaching philosophy
Three letters of reference – these letters may be uploaded with your materials or emailed to [email protected]
Copies of transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)
Copies of industry related certifications

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