Assistant/Associate Professor - Mechanical Engineering

Assistant/Associate Professor - Mechanical Engineering

Angola, Indiana



The position of Assistant Professor requires an individual who can provide excellence in teaching, interested in both their students and their subjects. They must be committed to excellence in teaching. The Assistant Professor should have a broad understanding of appropriate academic programs and potential future directions; be flexible, visionary, creative and energetic; and want students to excel. Attention to duty and a desire for self-improvement are expected traits of Trine University Faculty members.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential duties and responsibilities include instructing mechanical engineering courses (e.g. Dynamics, System Dynamics and Controls, Mechanics of Machinery, Machine Component Design, Mechatronics, Mechanical Measurement), advising students regarding academic issues, serving the department, school, and university in the form of committee work and as needed, and engaging in ongoing professional development activities. Educational research (ASEE), applied research with undergraduate students or industry supported research in collaboration with Innovation 1, Trine University’s technological outreach center, is encouraged.

 Additional duties and responsibilities include to:

  • Teach the standard faculty load of twelve (12) semester hours per semester or twenty-four (24) semester hours per academic year.
  • Post and maintain a regular schedule of at least one office hour per week for each credit hour of instruction.
  • Provide instruction (teach class) for the length of time listed in the official schedule.
  • Prepare and grade a midterm and a final exam or project for each course.
  • Provide each student with a course syllabus.
  • Submit absentee and academic deficiency information to Academic Support Services via Trine’s We Care early alert system.
  • Assist students experiencing academic difficulties and deficiencies.
  • Advise prospective and current students regarding course scheduling and curriculum requirements.
  • Providing mentoring and career guidance to students.
  • Participate in developing or implementing the department strategic plan, as requested by the department chair.
  • Assist the department chair with scheduling and resource allocation issues, curriculum and laboratory development, and the collection, analysis and reporting of assessment data.
  • Perform additional duties and completed assignments as prescribed by the respective department chair, school dean, and vice president for academic affairs.

Required Education

The successful candidate will have an earned doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field by the contract start date

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
  • Financial Insurance – employer paid Long Term Disability and voluntary Short-Term Disability, Accident, Hospital Indemnity, and Critical Illness options are available
  • Education – after 6 months of full-time service, undergraduate education benefits are available for employee, spouse, and dependent children


Rank and salary will be based on qualifications.

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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.