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
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
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
- 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
- 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
- A PhD in Engineering or a related field by Fall 2024
- A demonstrated passion for and experience of teaching
- A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and
- An interest in conducting research with undergraduate
- A passion for program design, with attention to the societal
impacts of Engineering
- Experience with accreditation processes
Questions can be directed to Seth Hopper at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Please Note: Review of applications will begin on August
31, 2023, and will continue until the position has been
- 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
- List of three professional references with contact
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).
Earlham's Work Authorization Policy
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within the United States.