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Assistant/Associate Professor of Design Engineering Technology

Trine University, C.W. Sponsel Center for Administration

Trine University is a small, private institution located in the beautiful lake resort region of northeastern Indiana.  The mission of the University is to provide productive, work-ready graduates to industry.  High quality teaching is our first priority and a normal course load is twelve credit hours per semester.  However, faculty members are expected to engage in professional development activities and develop/maintain appropriate industrial contacts. The Department of Engineering Technology offers an established Design Engineering Technology degree program producing over 30 graduates each year with 100 percent placement rates during the previous 2 years.

The Opportunity

The Department of Engineering Technology invites applications for a permanent, full-time faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. Ideally, the position will be filled prior to the Fall semester which begins August 2016.



 The ideal candidate will have industrial experience and the ability to teach a wide variety of undergraduate engineering technology courses including statics, strength of materials, SolidWorks, NX, Machine Design, Mechanisms, DFMA, and Mold Design.  Preference will be given to applicants having relevant expertise and the ability to teach plastics technology courses and labs.  Excellent English communication ability is a must.  This position is a teaching position, hence, a strong commitment to teaching is required. 

Education and/or Experience

The position requires a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology or Mechanical engineering and a Master’s Degree in engineering or a closely related field. Preference will be given to those with a Ph.D in engineering or engineering technology.  

Outstanding Benefits

Trine University offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Some benefits offered include:                     

  • Health – medical, dental, vision, flex spending, HSA accounts
  • Life Insurance – a variety of voluntary life options are available along with an employer paid employee life policy valued at 1½ times annual salary
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Retirement – after one year of full-time service you are eligible for an employer contribution of 5% and up to an additional 5% employer match                        
  • Education – after 6 months of full-time service, undergraduate education benefits are available for employee, spouse, and dependent children


The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. In lieu of tenure, the University offers term contracts from one to five years, depending on academic rank and years of service.



Interested candidates should apply online and upload (as one document) a letter of application, curriculum vita, and list of at least three references.

Review of applicants begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Trine University is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, genetic information, citizenship status, military status, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless such basis constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification. Trine will comply with its legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and for religious beliefs.