Assistant Professor
Faculty » College of Engineering
Posted Friday, October 21, 2022

JOB TITLE:  Assistant Professor
POSITION NUMBER: AS9901
HIRING SUPERVISOR: Department Chair
DIVISION:  College of Engineering
DEPARTMENT: Mechanical, Robotics & Industrial Engineering
TYPE:  Full-Time

SUMMARY: The A. Leon Linton Department of Mechanical, Robotics & Industrial Engineering at Lawrence Technological University (LTU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. The starting date will be January 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter. Review of the applications will commence upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field. The Applicants preferred are those who have a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels and the ability to establish and conduct independent research. Candidates with expertise in the area of Thermo-Fluids with emphasis on CFD are preferred.  

Lawrence Tech is a selective, focused university with Colleges of Architecture & Design, Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and Business & Information Technology. Of these, Engineering is the oldest and largest, enrolling approximately 872 undergraduate and 197 graduate students. The College includes five departments: civil and architectural, electrical and computer, mechanical-robotics-industrial, biomedical, and technology. Over a third of LTU’s students enroll in evening programs, and the College serves both full-time and part-time students. The University enjoys strong ties with many industries headquartered in the region and is expanding graduate service, and applied research programs. 

Lawrence Technological University’s A. Leon Linton Department of Mechanical, Robotics and Industrial Engineering has 15 full-time faculty and enrolls approximately 139 graduate and close to  307 undergraduate students.  The department offers the following degrees: B.S. Mechanical Engineering, B.S. Industrial Engineering, B.S. Robotics Engineering, M.S. Mechanical Engineering, M. S. Automotive Engineering, M.S. Mechatronic & Robotics Engineering, Master of Engineering Management, M.S. Industrial Engineering, and a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Mechanical Engineering.

JOB DUTIES: Teach courses in mechanical engineering as assigned by the department chair, usually 9-credit-hours per semester. Serve the department, college, and the profession by undertaking committee work and leadership roles and by advising students. Carry out scholarly work, including applied research.
This faculty member:
Teaches and develops undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanical engineering.
Develops and sustains strong externally-funded research program.
Advises undergraduate and graduate students.
Directs student engineering projects.
Participates in professional and University service activities.
Keeps regular office hours to provide easy access to students.
Maintains current knowledge in fields of expertise.
Performs additional duties as assigned.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  An earned doctorate in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field.

Lawrence Technological University (LTU) conducts pre-employment screening on initial candidates for all positions, which may include but is not limited to, a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, license, certifications, and/or verification of work history.

Lawrence Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Employment.


Interested applicants are invited to send a detailed curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests and capabilities, and a list of four references to: Dr. Badih Jawad, Chair, Department of Mechanical, Robotics & Industrial Engineering, Lawrence Technological University, 21000 W. Ten Mile Rd., Southfield, Michigan 48075, and or e-mail: bjawad@ltu.edu.
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