Assistant/Associate Professor of Engineering

Virginia, United States
Competitive Salary
Aug 12, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Washington and Lee University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Engineering at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, commensurate with experience. The appointment begins July 1, 2021. Candidates should be prepared to teach across the engineering curriculum, including solid mechanics, introductory and senior design, and topical courses at the upper-level. Candidates should also be prepared to mentor undergraduates in a productive research program; engineering-related area of research is open. Startup funds and laboratory space are available; equipment to support solid mechanics research already exists.

W&L is ranked in the top ten liberal arts institutions with a thriving engineering degree program in the Department of Physics and Engineering. The department mentors a very active and talented group of students, averaging about 15-20 engineering majors per year. We are committed to the development of a dynamic and inclusive environment that allows students and employees of multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work, and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that environment and exhibit potential for excellence in teaching and for vigorous scholarship. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we welcome applications from underrepresented minority candidates and members of other communities that are traditionally underrepresented in academia. 


Ph.D. in a field of engineering, or an M.S. or M.E. with relevant industry experience is required. Undergraduate teaching or professional engineering experience is highly desirable.

Application Instructions

 Candidates should submit:

  • letter of application summarizing current and future scholarship, teaching interests and experience, and demonstrating the ability to work with a diverse student population
  • brief statements of teaching philosophy and research plans
  • CV
  • three confidential letters of recommendation

All materials should be submitted via Interfolio at

Application review will begin 15 Sep 2020, but the search will remain open.  We expect to invite semi-finalists for Skype/Zoom interviews in late September, and finalists will be contacted beginning late-October.

For more information, please contact the search chair: Associate Professor Jon Erickson

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue. 

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