Assistant Professor in Industrial Technology for the Department of Applied Technology

Apply for the position, Assistant Professor in Industrial Technology for the Department of Applied Technology, with Fort Hays State University today or contact Human Resource Office for more information. Posted Dec 14, 2022.

The Department of Applied Technology is seeking a 9-month, tenure-track, faculty member who will contribute to our growing Industrial Technology program, including Manufacturing Technology, Engineering Design Technology, and Construction Management. The position’s workload distribution is 70% instruction, 20% service, and 10% research. The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate education, display strong communication skills, and be able to work well with students, faculty, and staff.
Instruction (70%): The successful candidate will teach a variety of industrial technology courses. The primary teaching responsibility will be to teach and develop courses in industrial management, training and instructional systems, mechanical and electrical systems, robotics, fluid systems, and plastic processes. Ideal candidates will have management experience in industry and/or teaching experience in high tech industrial labs and be able to bring job experience and manufacturing knowledge to the Applied Technology classrooms. This position will have classroom and lab/shop teaching responsibilities. The department has a strong technology and engineering education program, and an emphasis will be placed on blending science, technology, applied engineering, and mathematical concepts into applied industrial courses. The candidate would be expected to teach a general education class of Technology in Society.  The teaching load is 12 credit hours for both fall and spring semesters with a possible summer course overload. Teaching opportunities include theoretical and applied coursework; on-campus and virtual education platforms. Participation in curriculum development, professional organization, undergraduate student mentoring, and activities within the department are required.
Service (20%): The successful candidate will be expected to serve on department and university committees and participate in other appropriate department, college, university, community, and professional service activities.
Scholarship (10%): The successful candidate will be expected to develop a program of scholarly pursuit in his or her discipline area, preferably focused on topics of regional instructional and applied technology interest.

The terminal degree in the Department of Applied Technology is a Master’s plus 10 years of experience in education and/or industry or an earned doctoral degree. 

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree with experience in industrial/manufacturing technology and management experience. Candidate must be HLC qualified in industrial technology content.
  • Candidates with a B.S. degree in the preferred discipline and a master’s in comparable field of study will also be considered for this position. 
  • Experience in the manufacturing industry or teaching manufacturing or related fields.

Preferred Qualifications:  
  • PhD, EdD, or Master’s Degree in Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Technology, Technology Education, Engineering Technology, or a related area. 
  • College or university-level teaching.
  • The FHSU Center for Applied Technology is home to course work in industrial technology, CAD, construction, graphics communication, metallurgy, plastics, robotics, and woodworking.  Familiarity with these types of labs are important in the selection process. 
  • Candidates with an understanding of accreditation processes are also desirable for this position, especially those familiar with the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).
  • Experience supervising student organizations.

Rank:  Degree and experience will determine first appointment rank.
Appointment Date: August 2023

Application Deadline: Priority will be given to applications received by January 16, 2023.

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Benefits: Competitive benefit package

How to Apply: 
Please submit the following documents in a single pdf file:
  • A letter of interest that addresses how the candidate’s credentials match the job description.
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) and an unofficial copy of all post-secondary transcripts.
  • A diversity statement (150 words max) describing the candidate’s experiences working with students and staff from diverse backgrounds and explaining how the candidate’s experiences have reflected and formed their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Names and contact information for three professional references.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Kim M. Stewart Chair, Department of Applied Technology
(785) 628-4211

About the Department:
The Department of Applied Technology has eight full-time faculty positions, 200 undergraduate majors, and offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology Studies, Bachelor of Science degree Technology Leadership and an Associate of Applied Science in Technology and Leadership (Industrial Technology). Students who select Applied Technology as a major pursue program concentrations in technology and engineering education, engineering design technology, construction technology, construction management, manufacturing technology and technology leadership. The new 58,000 square foot Center for Applied Technology facility provides students with access to hands-on experiential learning opportunities that complement the classroom experience. See the department’s home page at for additional information.

Community of Hays
FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant college town of approximately 20,000, located halfway between Kansas City and Denver on Interstate 70. Hays is the regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for the western half of Kansas. The community boasts excellent recreational programs and facilities, including the comprehensive Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, and extensive walking, running, and biking trails. Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes that offer great opportunities for boating, fishing, and camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to Denver with several flights daily. The Hays community is home to excellent Pre-K and K-12, public and private schools. With over 60 restaurants, major retail outlets, a low unemployment rate, and very short commute times, the city provides a safe, welcoming, low-cost, high-quality living environment for the residents who call "Hays, America" home.

Notice of Non-discrimination: Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

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Assistant Professor in Industrial Technology for the Department of Applied Technology
Full Time
Human Resource Office
Dec 14, 2022
Jan 20, 2023
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