Visiting Assistant Professor of Engineering

Earlham College
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 23, 2023

Earlham College is a Top 100 National Liberal Arts College located in Richmond, IN, a small city that's just a short drive away from several major metropolitan areas including Dayton, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Chicago.

Richmond and Earlham have a symbiotic relationship. Through research, studies, internships and volunteering, Earlhamites offer Richmond expertise and service as Richmond offers our students the chance to gain valuable, real-world experience. Our community assumes no religious affiliation but follows Quaker principles and practices, which include respect for persons, integrity, a commitment to peace and justice, simplicity, and consensus-based community decision-making. Earlham is committed to and proud of being a diverse and inclusive place most clearly visible in our student body: 20% of our student body are international, coming from 60+ nations in 2022, and 24% are domestic students of color. Faculty and staff also bring tremendous diversity to the College; many have lived and worked outside the United States, and they make a point of drawing on those experiences in their interactions with students. Additionally, Earlham makes it a priority to serve as a safe and welcoming place for LGBTQ+ communities and has a four-star rating on the Campus Pride Index. Our community is characterized by respect for every person and a commitment to social justice. Equity and inclusion are central to Earlham's institutional priorities and our leadership is committed to widening the path to an Earlham education.

Earlham College is seeking a 3-Year Visiting Assistant Professor to join our team!

Earlham College invites applications for a full-time, three-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Engineering beginning in Fall 2024. Earlham is developing a General Engineering program offering two degrees: Engineering Science and Engineering Studies. We are pursuing ABET-accreditation for the Engineering Science Degree. This search invites applicants from all Engineering backgrounds. Please Note: Review of applications will begin on August 31, 2023, and will continue until the position has been filled.

Program Details:

We are building a program (Engineering for Good) that is, from day one, distinctive in its deep integration across our campus and community, both complementing and being strengthened by Earlham’s experience in the liberal arts, as well as its mission grounded in Quaker principles. This is the second in a series of hires we are making as we build up the program (our first professor of Engineering hire being made last fall).

The successful applicant will have strong Engineering credentials and a commitment to modern pedagogy. They will work closely with Earlham’s students, faculty, staff and community to help develop a curriculum that trains engineers committed to social good. The Board, faculty and community are very excited and support this new initiative in the Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy.

  • Teach 3 General Engineering courses per semester. In practice this load will usually be two lectures and two lab sections per semester, although the particulars of any individual’s load depend on the needs and assets of the department during a given term.
  • Help develop Earlham’s new Engineering program. The successful applicant will begin work as the second year of Engineering students arrives on campus. While many decisions about the new program have already been made, as many are yet to be finalized. It is an exciting opportunity for an individual with passion for program design.
  • Support our diverse faculty, staff and student body. Earlham is committed to working toward being a just and equitable campus. Teachers are expected to support all voices and build empowering classrooms, especially for marginalized groups.
  • Be a positive example and resource to all Earlham Students.

  • A PhD in Engineering or a related field by Fall 2024
  • A demonstrated passion for and experience of teaching excellence
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice
Preferred Qualifications:
  • An interest in conducting research with undergraduate students
  • A passion for program design, with attention to the societal impacts of Engineering
  • Experience with accreditation processes
To Apply:
  • Please submit the following application materials through our Earlham Careers Portal :
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial transcripts.
  • Cover letter - Address your interest in the opening explaining your relevant work history as it pertains to this position.
  • A statement of DEI – Submit your thoughts and experience with matters of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, as it relates and specifically pertains to this position, in a 300 – 1000 word statement. (Examples of helpful topics include: your understanding of DEI principles, past experiences with DEI, and/or future plans to contribute to DEI at Earlham.)
  • A statement of your teaching philosophy.
  • A statement addressing your research history and interests.
  • List of three professional references with contact information
Questions can be directed to Seth Hopper at or 765-973-2088

Please Note: Review of applications will begin on August 31, 2023, and will continue until the position has been filled.

Earlham College is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse community, one that reflects the makeup of society at large and that particularly welcomes and supports individuals from groups that have been historically marginalized because of factors such as race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and physical ability. The College strongly encourages applications from women and people of color. As an institution with a Quaker identity, the College also solicits applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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