Tenure Track in Mechanical Engineering
Taylor University is seeking applications and nominations of distinctive candidates for a faculty appointment to a tenure track positon in the Department os Physics and Engineering, teaching primarily in the area of Mechanical Engineering. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.Candidates must have a personal, vibrant faith and Christian walk and be strongly committed to the educational mission and evangelical Christian orientation of the University. Taylor University is a Christ-centered educational institution, and an evangelical, interdenominational covenant community committed to advancing life-long learning and ministering the redemptive love and truth of Jesus Christ to a world in need. Candidates will be expected to affirm the Taylor University Life Together Covenant, Statement of Faith, and essential documents. An earned doctorate from an accredited institution in mechanical engineering or a related field is required. The primary teaching load will be in courses related to mechanical engineering. However, in keeping with the multi-disciplinary nature and available concentrations of the engineering program, the successful candidate will demonstrate a knowledge of engineering that is broader than her/his primary discipline, and may teach engineering courses and engage students in engineering projects outside his/her area of expertise. Experience as a practicing engineer, “hands-on” design and project experience, a record of successful college teaching, the Professional Engineer designation, experience with ABET accreditation, and the ability to obtain outside funding will be favorably considered. Active support of and participation in the department’s ongoing ABET accreditation process is expected.
The candidate will be expected to teach courses and associated laboratory sections and lead engineering design projects. Active “hands-on” participation in the supervision of junior and/or senior engineering design projects is also expected. The candidate should be comfortable with creative pedagogy including online instruction. Student advising and other service is expected after the first year. The candidate will be able to provide undergraduate research and/or design experiences to our students through traditional or innovative means. Involvement in scholarly activities and research, preferably involving students, is required. Opportunities exist for collaboration on research and engineering projects with students and faculty.
The Physics and Engineering Department consists of seven faculty and three support staff who serve over 50 students majoring in three programs. Majors offered are Engineering (ABET accredited), Physics, and Physics Education. A Computer Engineering major (ABET accredited) is offered in the Computer Science and Engineering Department. There is significant course overlap in the two Engineering curricula, and regular cooperation between the departments. A minor in Physics is also offered.
The department is housed primarily in the 127,000 square foot LEED Gold certified Euler Science Complex that opened in 2012.Taylor University is an evangelical nondenominational Christian liberal arts university in which all programs are shaped by a Christian worldview and the integration of faith, learning and living within a community of intentional Christian nurture and relationships. Taylor is distinctive in its commitment to both spiritual and intellectual development. Academic pursuits at Taylor are rigorous, demanding imagination, dedication and integrity from both students and faculty. As a Christian institution, Taylor University has highly capable, supportive faculty who recognize that all truth has its source in God. Taylor University carries out its mission and purposes primarily by offering undergraduate programs in its residential campus setting. The University also offers focused graduate programs that expand and complement curricular and institutional strengths. The University is located 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis and 50 miles south of Fort Wayne. The proximity to metropolitan areas provides numerous benefits, including access to specialized healthcare and cultural and entertainment opportunities including music, theater, art, professional athletics and commerce.
Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vita, and a completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application is available at https://public.taylor.edu/about/services/human-resources/hiring/FacultyApplication.doc. Material should be addressed to Dr. Grace Ju Miller, Dean of Science and Education. All materials will remain confidential. The University and Department are keenly interested in diversifying its faculty and strongly encourage women and members of minority groups to apply. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Taylor University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.
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