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Instructor/Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Snow College
Ephraim, UT
Closing date
Sep 20, 2023
Salary: $69,000.00 - $71,000.00 Annually

Location : Snow College - Ephraim, UT

Job Type: Faculty

Job Number: 00363

Division: Faculty

Department: Software Engineering

Opening Date: 02/23/2023

Closing Date: Continuous


*Still accepting applications*

Snow College is seeking a dedicated student-focused individual to participate in the Pre-Engineering Program. This person should have a track record of mentoring individuals toward success. They should possess dynamic presentation skills and be capable of clear communication in an online and in person classroom environment. This person will work with the department to lead the creation of an online program and/or short-term certificates to support industry needs. This person will build bridges, through the online program, with post-secondary Technical Schools and technical classes and programs at high schools. Anticipated start date for this position is August 1, 2023.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Candidates must have a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Preferably, candidates will have a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field. Online teaching experience is preferred. Possession of professional experience and a continuous effort of professional development in online pedagogy is required.
  • He or she must have the ability to teach introductory courses in Mechanical Engineering. Preference will be given to those with experience with in manufacturing systems and material science. Further consideration is given to individuals with industry experience.
  • They must possess a student-oriented focus with an ability to inspire the best efforts of students in the classroom, lab, and practicum. Preference will be given to individuals with online teaching experience.
  • They must be proficient in written, oral, presentation, and speaking English. They must be eligible to work legally in the United States.
  • Candidates with experience in curriculum development and design; successful experience working with colleagues and in teams; skills to be an excellent recruiter, advisor, mentor, and connector; or experience working with underrepresented minority students will be given preference.
Major Responsibilities/Duties

Faculty are expected to teach 15 credit equivalencies per semester and assist in student mentoring, recruiting, and placement. Faculty work on a nine-month contract for Fall and Spring semesters. This is a non-research, teaching-focused, tenure-track position. They will teach typical undergraduate courses that prepare students to achieve an associate's degree with an emphasis in Engineering. They may occasionally teach special topics courses in areas of personal interest. Faculty will help develop online course content to improve the reach of the engineering program. In addition, they will help prepare non-engineering students to matriculate into the engineering program.

They will participate in student recruitment and program marketing. They will advise and mentor mechanical, manufacturing, and civil engineering students. They will also help find employment opportunities for students after the completion of the program.

Faculty will also participate in engineering department growth and improvement as well as faculty development activities and college committee assignments.

In relation to the nature of this online position, the successful candidate will:
  • Complete Snow College's Online Excellence training course
  • Work with the Teaching and Learning Center staff (e.g., Instructional Designers, Media Specialists) for quality course design
  • Participate in faculty development opportunities for online teaching
  • Participate in online mentoring process for course design
  • Create and share online course templates using the Canvas learning management system (LMS)

Additional Information

Position is open until filled. Applications are reviewed as recieved.

Initial screening is based on the responses to the online submitted application, as well as your redacted resume, curriculum vitae (CV), or cover letter. Transcripts or any other submitted material will not be considered during initial screening.

With campuses in both Ephraim and Richfield, Snow College offers programs and courses that are highly interactive and are designed to reach a broad spectrum of students: high school students desiring college courses, traditional on-campus students, technical education students, online students, non-traditional students who wish to start or complete a degree. Snow is committed to the success and positive experience of every one of these students.

Snow College is a two-year public college, and in January 2020, The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked Snow College #1 in the nation for student success in two-year colleges. Located in the heart of Utah, at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains, Snow College is one of the oldest comprehensive two-year college in the Western United States.

The College was established in 1888; excellence continues to be the hallmark of all our work and activities. We are the preferred choice of approximately 6,000 students, with 600 students attending the Richfield campus, who want a small College experience filled with a variety of many different activities, events, and performances. With campuses located in Ephraim, Richfield, and online, students complete degrees in Associate of Arts, Science, or Applied Science with numerous specialized, short-term technical training certificates and diplomas including a few Bachelor's degrees. To learn more about Snow College, please visit our website or see our job brochure

Snow College offers benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, retirement, and more.

Below is an estimate of the benefits you would receive according to the salary listed in the example:
Salary:Total Benefits (based on a family plan, including retirement, life insurance, FICA, disability etc.):$55,000$33,700
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