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Instructor - Extension Services


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Center for Manufacturing Excellence(CME) (11063964)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)
Position Description

Job Description:

The Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME) at The University of Mississippi is accepting applications for the position of Instructor – Extension Services. This is a full-time non-tenure track teaching position within the CME. One of the primary duties of the instructor position will be teaching lean manufacturing.


This is a professional position in which the instructor teaches undergraduate coursework related to lean manufacturing subject matter. The incumbent also visits and identifies business needs of companies and determines potential CME collaboration based on the mission and vision of the CME, works with companies to prepare for lean/experiential manufacturing courses with follow-up after the course, works to develop various continuous improvement activities, and coaches and mentors CME students throughout the CME program. The incumbent exercises discretion and judgment in developing student/company interaction, coordinating company/CME events and programs, and providing support to companies.


This individual will also propose and create training in manufacturing for CME students. This training will also necessitate that the instructor act as a coach and mentor to CME students through the educational program offered.


Job Responsibilities:


1. Teach lean manufacturing courses at the undergraduate level.

2. Coach and mentor CME students throughout the CME program.

3. Work with a company to prepare for manufacturing courses.

4. Identify business needs of a company and potential involvement based on the mission and vision of CME.

5. Work with key people in various continuous improvement activities.

6. Coordinate and support CME visits by and to manufacturing companies.

Position Details

Appointment: 12 Month

Assignment Type: Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Master’s degree at time of employment


Experience: 5 years experience in manufacturing


Knowledge of lean manufacturing philosophy and practices, skills in organization and administration, ability to identify potential business needs of manufacturing companies and also teach, coach, and mentor students in training in a manufacturing environment.

Application Procedures

Please attach a document describing your professional work; manufacturing experience; teaching interests; experience, and philosophy. Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded with your application.

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.


Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi