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Bridgewater College
Bridgewater, Virginia
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Feb 17, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time


The Department of Engineering and Physics at Bridgewater College invites applications from engaged teacher-scholars with expertise in mechanical engineering for the full-time faculty position of Assistant Professor of Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering. The duties are as follows: Teach undergraduate Mechanical Engineering courses at all levels, including but not limited to Statics, Dynamics, and Fluid Mechanics. Develop undergraduate engineering lab courses. Assist with program development and design of laboratory and fabrication spaces. Advise and mentor students and maintain an active research agenda.


QUALIFICATIONS: PhD in Mechanical Engineering. A strong commitment to teaching undergraduates in an engineering program at a liberal arts college. Experience with the development or implementation of ABET-accredited engineering programs is preferred but not required.

MISSION:  Bridgewater College is a residential liberal arts college of about 1600 students with a vibrant core curriculum and a growing focus on undergraduate research. The College emphasizes creativity and innovation in pedagogy and research. Successful faculty members are dedicated to advising and mentoring students, contributing to campus-wide faculty initiatives, and maintaining an active research agenda. Bridgewater seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our commitment to the breadth and depth of learning as well as diversity and inclusion. Therefore, application materials should address how you might contribute to the College’s liberal arts mission or ways that this mission informs your vocation as teacher and scholar.


GENERAL INFORMATION: Bridgewater College was founded in 1880 as the first coeducational college in Virginia. Bridgewater offers bachelor’s degrees in approximately 60 majors and minors, along with four graduate programs, pre-professional programs such as medicine and law, and teacher licensure. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, with 23 intercollegiate athletic teams. The vibrant residential campus is located in the town of Bridgewater, Virginia, near the city of Harrisonburg in the center of the Shenandoah Valley. An excellent school system, healthy business environment, numerous arts and cultural events, one of the state's lowest crime rates, and a variety of outdoor opportunities and historic attractions draw many to the region.




APPLICATION: Please complete the online application at and include a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and a list of three references willing to submit letters on your behalf.

COMMITMENT TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: Bridgewater College, an equal opportunity provider and employer, is a welcoming and vibrant community committed to supporting a diverse workforce and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation or any characteristic protected by law.

 ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT AND ANNUAL FIRE SAFETY REPORT: The Bridgewater College Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report summarizes policies on campus security and personal safety, crime prevention, fire safety, and crime reporting, and includes crime and fire statistics for the past three years:

Annual Security Report

To request a printed copy, please call 540-828-5761



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