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Engineering Faculty and Program Director

Northwestern College
Named after William of Orange, the community maintains its Dutch settler traditions visibly
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Oct 4, 2022

Northwestern College seeks an ambitious and experienced engineering educator to be the founding program director of its undergraduate engineering program. This new position is an exciting opportunity to develop a program from its inception; the director will cast the vision, structure the curriculum, participate in hiring faculty, design teaching spaces, lead the college in accreditation, and oversee the program. The program director will have successful experience in teaching, administration, program assessment and budgeting.

Northwestern College intends to pursue accreditation from Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The program director will be instrumental in developing the application and leading the college through accreditation. 

Northwestern enjoys a strong reputation in the sciences based on the career accomplishments of our faculty and graduates, and on the college’s commitment to courageous and confident inquiry, exploration and discovery of God’s truth as it is revealed through the natural world. Our DeWitt Family Science Center, opened in 2019, is testimony to our investment in the sciences. Expansion of our academic offerings to include engineering is an extension of that commitment to preparing graduates to influence our world in faithful and courageous obedience to God’s calling in their lives.

Required Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in engineering and experience with ABET accreditation processes and expectations. Candidates will exhibit a love of Christ, an embrace of the Gospel, and support the college’s mission as expressed in our Statement of Christian IdentityVision for Learning and Vision for Diversity. Northwestern identifies as Reformed in commitment, evangelical in engagement and ecumenical in spirit. We view these Christian theological perspectives as complementary and draw from the strengths of each perspective in fulfilling our mission. We seek faculty invested in teaching, a program of scholarly activity, and the mission of excellence in the liberal arts, as a vital expression of commitment to Christ’s redemptive work in the world.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred candidates will have demonstrated experience in engineering education and research interests conducive to student involvement. Enthusiasm, experience and energy for the development of a new academic program is desirable.

Northwestern College seeks to more fully reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ in its faculty, staff, administration and students. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are enthusiastically encouraged to apply.

Apply online below and send a letter of interest in which you (1) describe your teaching experience and (2) scholarly trajectory; and (3) discuss how the following statements would inform and shape your teaching and scholarship: our Statement of Christian IdentityVision for Learning and Vision for Diversity. Include a current curriculum vitae/resume and send to

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

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