Instructional Faculty - Tenure Track - Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology (MMET) - Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester New York

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, New York 14623

United States


Detailed Job Description

College of Applied Science and Technology

Position Title: Instructional Faculty – Tenure Track

Faculty Rank:      
 Assistant Professor

Faculty Type:        

Department: Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology (MMET)


The Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology (MMET) department in RIT’s College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) is currently seeking applications from exceptional candidates for THREE full-time, tenure-track positions, to support the Mechanical, Manufacturing and Electrical Mechanical Engineering Technology Programs. Candidates for this position will be expected to teach and conduct focused research in any combination of areas related to mechanical, manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, bio-medical, mechatronics, energy engineering technology, and/or discipline based education research.

Responsibilities will include teaching, scholarship, and service.  Teaching will include course and laboratory development and delivery via traditional classroom and distance learning formats.  Scholarship productivity  supporting department-defined areas of focus consistent with a scholarship-intensive profile for the university as a whole ( ) is expected.  Service will include contributions to the department, college and university; and maintaining a clear professional development agenda to support the department’s growth.

The position is at the level of tenure-track Assistant Professor. The position will commence in the fall semester of 2015. A Ph.D. or an earned doctorate in a related field is required by the expected date of hire.

We are seeking individuals who have the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to Student Centeredness; Professional Development and Research; Integrity and Ethics; Respect, Diversity and Pluralism; Innovation and Flexibility; and Teamwork and Collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and diversity commitment.   


• Ph.D. or an earned doctorate in Mechanical, Manufacturing and Electrical Mechanical Engineering Technology or a related field
• Minimum 2 years relevant industrial experience
• Demonstrated knowledge and ability to teach in any areas related to engineering technology fields of mechanical, manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, bio-medical, mechatronics, energy, and/or discipline based education research.
• Demonstrated research in the fields listed above as evidenced by peer reviewed publications

The MMET department has 18 full-time faculty, 3 Lecturers and more than 15 adjunct faculty, and approximately 750 students and the department continues to grow.  MMET offers three Bachelors of Science and one Master of Science degree programs through its on-campus format. Each program specializes in providing an experiential learning environment to its students through integrated laboratory activities, a wide variety of innovative projects, and research-based learning approaches. To provide advanced preparation for students in their field of study, each student within the department is required to complete two six month blocks of co-operative industrial experience. RIT and the department have a strong career focus and thus an outstanding record of successfully preparing students for industry. (

The department is housed in College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST), one of RIT’s nine colleges, which enrolls 25 percent of the university’s students. CAST prides itself on its constant evolution, innovation, and global outreach via distance learning, corporate education, and international programs. (

RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT.  Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges and institutes emphasizing career education and experiential learning.  With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation.  RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years.  RIT is responsive to the needs of dual career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.

Rochester, located on Lake Ontario, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest city in New York State.  The Greater Rochester region, which is home to nearly one million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 16% African and Latin Americans and another 7% of international origin.  It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S.  Rochester ranks 3rd best metropolitan regions for Raising a Family" by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having the best “Quality of Life in the Nation”; and is among Essence Magazine’s “Top 10 Cities for Black Families.”

Apply online at Search: 1276BR.

You may contact MMET Department Chair Dr. S. Manian Ramkumar for questions or inquiries about these positions at

Applicants are encouraged to apply by October 22. Review of applications will begin October 24 and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

Additional Details     
RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

RIT provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, veterans or wounded warriors where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


Keyword Phrases

  • Mechanical
  • Engineering
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: At least 1 years
Level of Job: Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume