Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Location
Iowa, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
Oct 14, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Beginning August 19, 2021

POSITION SUMMARY. The Engineering program at Loras College announces a full-time, tenure track, position.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching a range of courses for the undergraduate major, including machine design, heat transfer, material science, and instrumentation, as well as courses in his or her specialty. Candidates should also demonstrate a willingness to teach in the general education curriculum at Loras, provide academic advising to students, and supervise undergraduate research.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE. A Ph.D. in mechanical engineering is required.  Demonstrated excellence in teaching is preferred.  Ability to demonstrate knowledge of and a willingness to communicate current trends in the field to students and a variety of other constituencies is also highly desirable. Candidates will be expected to support the mission of the College and respect the College's Catholic tradition. 

COMPENSATION. Commensurate with qualifications, education and experience. Fringe benefits include medical/dental/life/disability insurance, flexible spending plan, TIAA retirement plan, tuition remission program, family membership in Graber Sports Center/San Jose Pool, free admission to many college events and free off-street parking.

DIVISION OF MECS. The Division of Mathematics, Engineering, and Computer Science consists of 11 full-time faculty members and offers majors in Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science, and Mathematics. The Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.  This position will support the effort of developing a major in Mechanical Engineering. 

THE COLLEGE. Founded in 1839, Loras College is a Catholic, primarily undergraduate, liberal arts institution that includes pre-professional and career preparation programs, as well as several graduate programs. The Loras College community embraces the core values of truth, respect, responsibility, excellence, and service that define the way we work, behave, and relate with others. These values align with our college mission: Loras, as a Catholic liberal arts college, creates a community of active learners, reflective thinkers, ethical decision-makers and responsible contributors in diverse professional, social and religious roles.  The student body consists of approximately 1,500 students, over 90 percent of whom are full-time undergraduates. The college is a wireless, laptop campus and there will be opportunity for developing technology-rich, interdisciplinary courses for the general education curriculum. 

THE COMMUNITY. Loras College’s 60-acre campus is located on one of Dubuque’s highest bluffs, overlooking the Mississippi River at the junction of the states of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin, about 3 hours west of Chicago. Dubuque’s population is approximately 60,000 and its nineteenth century architecture is woven into limestone bluffs and provides a picturesque backdrop to the river landscape. Many residential and commercial areas have been designated as historical districts to preserve Dubuque’s unique heritage. Its strong education base supports numerous cultural activities, and in addition, there are sporting events, shopping facilities, schools, and churches that are convenient to its residents. The climate has marked seasons with a comfortable summer, cool spring and fall, and a winter that encourages a variety of sports that have in recent years attracted a growing tourism industry.

APPLICATION DEADLINE.   Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.  For more information contact the Engineering Search Committee chair, Kristen Thompson, kristen.thompson@loras.edu, 563-588-7122.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE.  Applicants must go to: https://loras.applicantpool.com/jobs/ to apply.  Please upload your letter of application, unofficial transcripts from advanced degree(s) awarded, and a curriculum vitae. Have three letters of recommendation mailed directly to: Engineering Search Committee, c/o Human Resources, Loras College, 1450 Alta Vista, Dubuque, IA 52001 or email hr@loras,edu. The finalist will need to pass a background check before receiving a written employment offer.

Loras College is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an educational and work environment that is inclusive, rich in diversity, and supportive of all students, faculty and staff. Individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.  Please visit www.loras.edu for additional information about Loras College.                

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