Tenure Track Faculty - Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering

Rochester Institute of Technology
East Rochester, New York
Nov 13, 2023
Dec 13, 2023
Engineering, Automotive
Position Type
Educator / Faculty
Full Time
Organization Type

Tenure Track Faculty -

Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering



College of Engineering Technology

 CET Manufacturing & Mechanical Eng Tech

 Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Tenure-Track

 Faculty Discipline:

 Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor

 Employment Category: Full time

 Anticipated Start Date: 12-Aug-2024


Detailed Job Description

The Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology (MMET) department in RIT's College of Engineering Technology (CET) is currently seeking applications from exceptional candidates for a full-time, tenure-track position, to support the Mechanical, Robotics & Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology programs. Candidates for this position will be expected to teach, publish and conduct externally funded research in areas related to Mechanical Engineering Systems: Expertise in the design, analysis, and control of mechatronic systems, which integrate mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering principles. Strong understanding of control theory and applications, including feedback control, PID controllers, state-space control, and advanced control techniques for mechatronic systems. Knowledge of different types of sensors and actuators used in mechatronic systems, such as position sensors, force/torque sensors, encoders, motors, and pneumatic/hydraulic actuators. Embedded Systems: Proficiency in embedded systems design and programming, including microcontrollers, real-time operating systems, firmware development, and interfacing with sensors and actuators. Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence: Experience in applying machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to mechatronic systems, such as data-driven modeling, pattern recognition, predictive maintenance, and intelligent control. Industrial/manufacturing experience is valued but not required.


The position is at the level of tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor.


Responsibilities will include teaching, research and service. Teaching will include course and laboratory development with delivery via classroom, online and hybrid formats. Research will be expected in a well-defined focus area identified above, including securing external funding and dissemination in peer-reviewed journal publications. Service will include contributions to the department, college and university; and maintaining a clear professional development agenda to support the department's growth.


We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT's http://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/policiesmanual/p040, http://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/policiesmanual/p030, and http://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/policiesmanual/p050


Department/College Description

 The Department of Manufacturing and mechanical Engineering Technology (MMET) has an outstanding faculty and staff, world-class facilities, and innovative curricula that provides an unparalleled academic experience. More information available at http://www.rit.edu/CET. The MMET department has 21 full-time faculty, 6 lecturers, more than 15 adjunct faculty, approximately 800 students and continues to grow. MMET offers three Bachelors of Science and one Master of Science degree programs. Each program specializes in providing an experiential learning environment through integrated laboratory activities, innovative projects, and applied-research. To gain real world experience, in their field of study, each student completes a year of co-operative work experience in industry. Our programs are strongly career focused and hence the department enjoys an outstanding record of successfully preparing students for industry. (http://www.rit.edu/mmet).


The department is housed in the College of Engineering Technology (CET), one of RIT’s nine colleges, which enrolls approximately 12% percent of the university’s students. CET prides itself on its constant evolution, innovation, and global outreach via online learning, corporate education, and international programs. CET is known throughout the RIT, national, and international communities as an excellent choice for an education that embraces the integration of “hands-on learning” and application based instruction grounded in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects.


Required Minimum Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. in Mechanical, Mechatronics, Micro-Electronics, Robotics Engineering, or an earned doctorate in a related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to teach in one or more of the following areas: Mechatronics system design and development, Instrumentation, Sensors, or Applied Control Systems. Demonstrated research in the areas listed above as evidenced by funded research and peer-reviewed journal publications.
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.


Required Minimum Education Level



Required Application Documents

 Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy


How To Apply

Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty; search openings, then Keyword Search 8273BR. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:


 The direct link to this posting can be found here: https://apptrkr.com/4760202


Additional Details

RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov.