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Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology

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Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology

Category: Academic/Adjunct
Department: STEM
Locations: Springfield, MA
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: Part-time
Position ID: 150630

Job Description:

Springfield Technical Community College seeks applicants for the position of Mechanical Engineering Technology Adjunct Professor. Working with and under the supervision of the Dean of the School of Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM), this adjunct is responsible for supporting and enhancing the College's Mechanical Engineering Technology Program.

Instructional areas will include the overall Mechanical Engineering Technology curriculum, but will focus on disciplines related to design, inspection, and manufacturing. Position requires teaching courses in CNC mill and lathe programming and operations, CMM and metrology, and engineering design using SolidWorks. Responsibilities also include introductory courses in mechanical and manufacturing engineering technology. Candidate should have a working knowledge of CAD/CAM principles including 3D (Solid modeling) CAD and typical industry standard CAM packages. Knowledge of SolidWorks and GD&T is preferred.

The ideal candidate works together with all faculty and staff to create an atmosphere of trust and respect in which all can succeed. This candidate will fulfill the duties of adjunct faculty in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program, teaching in accordance with MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

REPORTS TO: Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

  • Teach one or more courses in Mechanical Engineering Technology (both lab and lecture). Day, evening or Saturday sections may be available. Actively participates with classroom discussions; sharing experiences and perspectives.
  • Provides relevant and timely feedback on student assignments, including participation.
  • Compiles and reports grade-related information. Teaching contracts will be in accordance with MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Prepare online content for lectures and laboratories in STCC's learning management system, Blackboard.
  • Collaborates with faculty, other deans and college staff on initiatives to increase support for Mechanical Engineering Technology department students and faculty.
  • Submits promptly and in proper form all reports and requests as set forth by the Dean of STEM and the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  • Ensures that student learning outcomes for courses and the program are current and assessed regularly, documenting the process and submitting appropriate information to the Dean.
  • The successful candidate understands that students learn in different ways due to their diverse cultural and educational backgrounds and provides numerous teaching techniques, such as lecture, small group work, and the use of technology to reach all students.
  • Provides guidance to students in their learning and educational planning, instruct and supervise students in both classroom and laboratory settings including the preparation of assignments and equipment for lectures and laboratory exercises.
  • The ideal candidate will comply with, exemplify and promote existing lab safety procedures and processes.


  • Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology required with a Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • Three (3) years of college-level teaching experience preferred as well as five years in direct experience in manufacturing.
  • Teaching experience using HAAS lathe and mill CNC machines preferred. This would include long hand programming, machine set-up and using Mastercam to program both lathe and mill parts.
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology concentration in SolidWorks, CNC applications, CAM, CMM, Manufacturing.
  • Desire and ability to work with a diverse student body in a cooperative environment.


Essential functions are performed indoor, classroom and shop area and classroom activities may occur outside. Physical demands for this program may include walking, lifting, standing, bending, and close vision.


Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

Additional Information:

SALARY: Per class or lab in accordance with MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement




CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled

STARTING DATE: Fall Semester 2022


STCC conducts a pre-employment screening on specified positions, which may include, but is not limited to, a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and/or Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history. Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment screening as a condition of employment.

All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Springfield Technical Community College is not sponsoring H1B Visa.


Effective January 3, 2022 all Springfield Technical Community College employees will need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, unless granted an accommodation.


Candidates for employment should be aware that all STCC employees are required to complete Information Awareness Security Training within thirty days of their orientation date and annually thereafter.

Application Instructions:

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: All applicants must apply online by submitting a cover letter**, resume and three (3) professional references. **Cover letter must demonstrate how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.


The Board of Higher Education and the Boards of Trustees of the Community Colleges maintain and promote a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information maternity leave, military service and national origin ("protected class(s)/classification(s)." Further, this policy prohibits retaliation and incorporates by reference, and where applicable, the requirements of Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1968; Titles I and II of the Civil Rights Act of 1991; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its regulations found at 34 C.F.R. part 106; Equal Pay Act of 1963; Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988; Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; Section 402 of the Vietnam-era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA); Age Discrimination Act of 1975; Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended; Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993; Federal Executive Order 11246 of 1965, as amended by Executive Order 11375 of 1967; Federal Executive Order 12900 of 1994; Federal Executive Order 13145 of 2000; Federal Executive Order 13160 of 2000; Federal Executive Order 13166 of 2000; Massachusetts Civil Rights Act; Massachusetts General Laws Chapters 151B, 151C, and Chapter 149; directives of the BHE, the Boards of Trustees of the Community Colleges and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and other applicable local, state and federal constitutions, statutes, regulations and executive orders.


STCC's personnel and academic decisions, programs and policies are formulated and conducted in a manner, which will ensure equal access for all people and prevent discrimination. As part of this effort, a College will ensure that employment and academic decisions, programs and policies will be based solely on the individual eligibility, merit or fitness of applicants, employees and students without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, military service, gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation or political or union affiliation.

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