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Assistant or Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering - 2 openings

Hardin-Simmons University
Hardin Simmons University, Abilene
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Oct 24, 2022

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The Department of Engineering at Hardin-Simmons University invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Preferred applicants should have an earned doctorate in Mechanical Engineering or an appropriate closely related discipline. Candidates will be considered with experience in all areas of mechanical engineering but those with experience and interests cutting across multiple disciplines are particularly encouraged to apply. 

We seek a creative and collegial faculty member committed to excellence in student-centered, innovative undergraduate teaching. Preferred applicants should either have documented teaching experience or be familiar with curriculum design, implementation of active learning strategies, and assessment of student learning. The successful candidate is desired to be dedicated teacher, embrace cross-disciplinary collaboration, and have a versatile teaching portfolio suitable for a broad spectrum of courses.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a minimum of 12 hours per semester, with the possibility of teaching during the summer terms for additional compensation. Unique research opportunities already exist within the department and participation and expansion of these endeavors will be available and fostered and can offset teaching load where relevant.  Faculty members are expected to advise students academically, to serve on departmental and university committees, to demonstrate cooperation and collaboration with colleagues inside and outside of the department, to support the missions of the Engineering Department and Hardin-Simmons University, and to perform other duties consistent with the faculty job description as stated in the faculty contract.

The Department of Engineering at Hardin-Simmons is newly created and will start offering courses in the Fall of 2023.  The program home will be in Abilene Hall, a central and historic center of campus, but newly and entirely renovated to house engineering.  The facility is being supported by a full array of cutting-edge lab, research, and academic equipment designed to provide the pinnacle educational experience for the engineers of today and tomorrow.  This unique opportunity will provide faculty the opportunity to help shape and guide the development of the new engineering programs at HSU.


Teaches one or more subjects within prescribed curriculum.

Prepares and delivers lectures to students. Stimulates class discussions. Compiles, administers, and grades examinations. Performs related duties such as advising students on academics and curricula. May act as adviser to student organizations.

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