Associate/ Full Professor & Department Chair Engineering Technology

The Department of Engineering Technology in the College of Business and Professional Studies at Missouri Western State University invites applications for an experienced associate or full professor to join the Engineering Technology Department as a Department Chairperson and Faculty member. This Tenured Associate/Full Professor and Department Chairperson position will teach either Construction Engineering Technology or Manufacturing Engineering Technology courses in the Department of Engineering Technology for an August 2024 appointment.  Missouri Western is located 45 minutes north of Kansas City on a beautiful and easily accessible campus.

The Department of Engineering Technology at Missouri Western offers an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering Technology, a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, and minors in Construction Management and Manufacturing Technology. At the graduate level, the Department partners with the AACSB-accredited Craig School of Business to offer an MBA concentration in Engineering Technology Management.

The successful applicant will join MWSU as the campus completes construction of the new Convergent Technology Alliance Center (CTAC), a state-of-the-art facility that will house applied learning labs that mirror those in today’s – and tomorrow’s – industrial environment. This facility not only represents the campus and region’s commitment to technology and to regional partnerships, but also creates a unique opportunity for faculty to conduct research, work with industry and government, all while developing innovative industry and field-driven programs.

Duties of the Department Chairperson include:

  • Curriculum Development & Maintenance: Lead the design, development, and review of innovative and relevant academic programs, courses, and curricula in collaboration with faculty members and industry experts.
  • Industry Collaboration: Develop and maintain strong partnerships with industry leaders, governmental agencies, and community organizations to enhance the relevance and impact of academic programs and research.
  • Faculty Leadership: Recruit, develop, and mentor a diverse and talented faculty team, fostering their professional growth and promoting excellence in teaching, service, and research.
  • Grants and Funding: Proactively seek external funding opportunities and grants to support applied research activities, infrastructure development, and student initiatives.
  • Student Engagement: Enhance student engagement through innovative teaching methods, experiential learning opportunities, and industry partnerships.

Faculty at Missouri Western teach 12 credit hours (typically four courses) per Fall and Spring Semester, and are actively involved in advising and supervising student applied learning. Department Chairs have a reduced teaching load. Professors are responsible to educate students, engage in original research and creative activities that are published or presented in peer-reviewed settings, and engage in service to the department, college, university, and broader community.

We seek colleagues with disciplinary expertise and professional experience, evidence of exceptional teaching, and the potential for scholarly productivity and collaboration with the region and community.


  • Candidate must have a Doctorate degree in Construction, Manufacturing, or Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Technology, Construction Management, or a closely-related discipline.
  • Candidate must have an established record of effective teaching, scholarship, and service consistent with the rank of associate or full professor.
  • Candidate must demonstrate the ability or have a record of effective experience in curriculum management, program review and assessment, student and faculty administration, and fiscal management.
  • Candidate must have excellent communication, interpersonal, and collaboration skills to effectively engage with faculty, students, industry partners, and the broader community.

As Missouri’s designated applied learning institution, we seek a candidate who is both collaborative and service oriented, and who demonstrates a strong commitment to building real-world active-learning environments.

As an open access institution, we seek a candidate who is motivated to work with students of varied backgrounds, including online and adult learners.

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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.

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