Assistant or Associate Professor of Engineering

California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 13, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant or Associate Professor of Engineering

Department of Sciences and Mathematics

Simpson University

Redding, California

Effective Date: August 15, 2021

The Department of Sciences and Mathematics at Simpson University has launched a new and vibrant program in engineering, to provide general engineering curriculum within the context of Christian higher education.  Students will participate in a 3+2 pre-engineering program with links to another university offering more specialized, upper division engineering courses.  In addition, students will have the opportunity to specialize in systems engineering, a program offered exclusively at Simpson.

Simpson University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission.  Simpson is a private, liberal arts university offering a diversity of sciences and mathematics and associated programs including kinesiology, biology, nursing, mathematics, mathematics for educators and outdoor leadership.  Our curriculum is rapidly expanding to include additional STEM-related opportunities in engineering, computer information systems and digital media.  Simpson University is a Christ-centered learning community committed to developing each student in mind, faith and character for a lifetime of meaningful work and service in a constantly changing world.

All employees of the university sign a Statement of Faith consistent with the values and expectations of the Christian & Missionary Alliance and the University.


We are seeking an enthusiastic and energetic individual with an abiding faith in Jesus Christ and a strong commitment to teaching excellence, scholarship, university and community service and program development.  The new faculty member will be responsible for teaching and advising undergraduate students in our general and systems engineering programs. The general engineering program has specializations in mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering.  This individual will be responsible for curriculum design, assessment and evaluation for these programs.  Additional responsibilities will include service to the department and the university.


Applicants should have at least a Master's degree in engineering or a related field with emphasis in engineering fundamentals, physics and mathematics.  Preference will be given for PhD applicants in the appropriate fields of study as well as those applicants with prior teaching experience as well as employment experience as engineering professionals.   All candidates should have the ability to teach circuits and devices coursework and laboratories.  All candidates should have a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity.

General Expectations:
1. Personal relationship with Jesus, a vibrant Christian faith, and a commitment to Christian community; capable of sharing faith and engaging in conversations about Christ.
2. Demonstrate Simpson University Values in the performance of all duties
3. Maintain lifestyle in accordance with Simpson University Lifestyle Policy in Staff Handbook
4. Maintain the confidentiality of information, data and records. Properly use tact, diplomacy, discretion and judgment
5. Demonstrate strong customer service skills in the performance of job duties
6. Demonstrate good organizational and communication skills in the performance of job duties
7. Supervises employees in accordance with Simpson University policies and procedures (for supervisory positions)
8. Support the overflow needs of other departments within the respective university area
9. Perform other duties in accordance with this position as deemed necessary by the immediate supervisor


Please follow the online application form at the Simpson University Employment website ( and submit your curriculum vita, faith statement and a statement of teaching experience and how faith may be integrated into curriculum.  We will consider applications submitted up to the deadline of December 15, 2020.