Faculty, Assistant Professor, Mechatronics - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States


Detailed Job Description

Designs and teaches courses in Mechatronics. Plans, prepares, and follows an approved course of study with measurable objectives. Prepares instructional materials, including instructional packets, syllabi, tests, handouts, electronic presentations, visual aids, etc. Instructs, manages, and supervises students, individually and in groups, in the classroom using lectures, discussions, demonstrations, field trips, or other appropriate methods. Evaluates instruction and learning through written, verbal, practical, and performance testing. Maintains a student centered approach to education.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation with a doctorate from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in the field of specialization with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service. Normally will have produced creative work, professional writing or research in refereed and other professional journals. Must have experience assessing student learning capabilities and learning styles and understand how to develop curriculum of assigned courses.

Preferred Qualifications

Terminal degree in Mechanical Technology or related field and 10 or more years of industry experience.


Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques.
Knowledge of student management, motivation, and evaluation.
Knowledge of evaluation/assessment of instruction.
Knowledge of curriculum development.
Knowledge of program development and evaluation.
Knowledge of current trends in technical education.
Knowledge of cooperative work experience programs.
Knowledge of student recruitment methods.
Knowledge of 2 + 2 college/university technology programs.
Knowledge of Engineering Technology and the role and necessity of hands-on course labs.
Knowledge of polymers, composites and processes in automation design.
Knowledge of Automation System Sensors (proximity, photoelectric, temperature, pressure, encoders, etc.).


Skill in Effective human relations and communication techniques.
Skill in Public speaking and presentation.
Skill in technical writing.
Skill in the mechanical elements of Mechatronic systems (statics & strength of materials – forces, torque, equilibrium, stress, etc.)
Skill in computer programming and industrial networks for automation control (ladder logic, HMI operator interface, Ethernet, DeviceNet, etc.)
Skill in electromechanics in digital control systems (PID – speed and position, vision systems, system simulations, system analysis, etc.).
Skill in automation motors and controllers (servo, stepper, PMDC, BLDC, encoders, etc.)
Skill in pneumatic valves, cylinders, motors and similar equipment.
Skill in solid works or other 3-D software in automation design and wiring diagrams.
Skill in design, operation and maintenance of Mechatronic systems and equipment including PLCs, CNC machines and industrial robots.


Ability to supervise undergraduate research projects.
Ability to construct and test prototypes.

Pay Range


Special Instructions to Applicants

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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