Assistant/Associate Professor - Central Connecticut State University in New Britain Connecticut

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Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, Connecticut 06050

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Central Connecticut State University’s Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering Technology (RMET) program invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position beginning fall 2015.  This position is open at the Assistant professor level; however, applicants with exceptional qualifications and teaching experience may be considered at the Associate Professor level.  Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and to working with a diverse student body.  The successful candidate is expected to:

  • Develop and teach a variety of engineering technology courses focusing on robotics or mechanical engineering
  • Independently develop and run associated hands-on laboratory exercises
  • Mentor undergraduate and graduate student research in the Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering Technology
  • Actively engage in scholarly activity
  • Develop and maintain an applied research agenda
  • Participate in assessment activities for ABET accredited programs
  • Participate in service activities for the University, local community and professional organizations

Required Qualifications:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Electro Mechanical Engineering or closely related field
  • Ph.D. in Engineering or a closely related field by the date of appointment
  • Exceptional background and experience in Machine Design, Mechanism of Automation, Control Systems
  • Two years of relevant full-time industrial experience in the related areas
  • Commitment to serving a cultural diverse student body
  • Excellent oral and written communication, and presentation skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience in ABET accredited engineering or engineering technology programs
  • A strong commitment to excellence in teaching and a commitment to constant improvement of teaching methods and skills
  • Expertise and experience to teach a broad range of courses, including but not limited to:  System Engineering, CAD and Thermofluids
  • Demonstrated record of outstanding teaching, scholarly activities, advising, service
  • Experience in developing and/or maintaining laboratories
  • Experience working with industry and both undergraduate and graduate students in applied research with record of successful external funding
  • A professional engineering license or ISA certification

The University:  CCSU is one of four state universities with the Board of Regents for Higher Education Connecticut State Colleges & Universities.  Excellent professors and a wide array of academic programs prepare students for success in whatever field they choose.  CCSU’s motto is more than a slogan; it articulates the University’s commitment to students: “Start with a dream.  Finish with a future.”  The Princeton Review selected CCSU as one of "The Best Northeastern Colleges."  CCSU serves approximately 12,200 students - 9,500 undergraduates, and 2,700 graduates.  CCSU is richly diverse: more than 20 percent of students are of traditional minority heritage.  Visit our web site at

The Community:  CCSU is located in New Britain, a city of some 70,000, within a 10-minute drive to the state capital in Hartford.  New Britain is home to the nationally recognized New Britain Museum of American Arts and offers a range of cultural opportunities, including the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, two theatres, and an extensive park system.  The University is approximately two hours (by car) from both Boston and New York City. 

Application and Appointment:  For full consideration, applications must be received by January 19, 2015.  Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience.  To begin the application process, go to  or click on Apply Now and electronically submit all the following in a single file and in the order given below:

  1. Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Concise statements of teaching philosophy and research interests (two pages maximum)
  4. Names of three current professional references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers
  5. Unofficial transcripts
  6. ABD candidates, include a letter from thesis advisor stating anticipated date of completion

Emailed or mailed copies will not be accepted; incomplete applications will not be considered.  For information, contact Dr. Ravindra Thamma, Search Committee Chair, at  Please make sure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

CCSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Members of all underrepresented groups, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are invited and encouraged to apply.

Keyword Phrases

  • Automation
  • Robotics
  • Controls
  • Mechatronics
  • Machine Design
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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