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Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Engineering

Elizabethtown College
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
salary will be commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Aug 21, 2023

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Elizabethtown College is looking to hire an innovative and engaging faculty member to support our growing programs and increasingly diverse student body. We invite applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Engineering position to begin in August 2024. The School of Engineering and Computer Science offers an ABET ( accredited program in Engineering with eight concentrations. We are seeking a candidate who has a multidisciplinary background and can teach a variety of courses across mechanics, thermal-fluid sciences, introductory and capstone design, and potentially chemical engineering. The ideal candidate is passionate about undergraduate teaching, embraces innovative pedagogies, mentors undergraduate students in research, and contributes to an environment that fosters diversity, collegiality, and teamwork. Our broad-based liberal arts education combined with robust engineering science and design skills produces cross-disciplinary thinkers and socially responsible influencers to tackle the biggest problems facing our local and global communities.
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The teaching load is twelve contact hours per week including class sessions, laboratories, and project supervision. This is a full-time, 9-months per year position, starting August 1, 2024.

Job Duties:

- Teaching undergraduate engineering and physics courses that may include Fluids, Thermodynamics, Statics, Dynamics, Introduction to Engineering, Capstone Design, Foundational Math for Engineers, and possibly Chemical Engineering courses.

- Advising and mentoring undergraduate engineering students.

- Maintaining professional development and scholarly activities leading to publication/presentation, particularly work that includes collaboration with undergraduate research students and/or the scholarship of teaching and learning.

- Serving the Department, School, and Institution, including interaction with prospective students, participation in ABET accreditation processes, and engagement with institutional shared governance.

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Mechanical, Civil, Environmental, Biomedical, Industrial, Chemical Engineering, Engineering Education, or a related field. Please note, we are not looking to add expertise in Electrical or Computer Engineering.

For consideration please submit: cover letter, CV or resume, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement, DEI statement, and email addresses for three (3) professional references.


  • The cover letter should detail your specific interest in being part of the Elizabethtown College community, how you will contribute to enhancing a diverse and inclusive environment, and what unique value(s) you would add to our educational experiences.
  • The teaching statement should detail a philosophy of teaching and emphasize strategies you will use to engage students from a variety of backgrounds and create an inclusive classroom. (3 pages maximum)
  • The research statement should address your plans for leading and publishing research at Elizabethtown and how you might involve undergraduate students. (2 pages maximum)
  • The DEI statement should discuss your past work and future plans in areas of teaching/advising, mentorship, research, and/or service to remove barriers and make the department more inclusive and equitable for students from historically marginalized groups. (2 pages maximum)
  • References will be contacted by Elizabethtown College to submit letters of recommendation electronically. ​

Materials received before October 1, 2023, will receive full consideration.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Expertise in Chemical Engineering that could lead to the development of a chemical concentration in the B.S. Engineering degree;

- Engagement with KEEN (Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network) and ASEE (American Society in Engineering Education).

- A multidisciplinary background enabling wide coverage of engineering courses;

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a commitment to collaboration;

- Experience with or demonstrated ability to teach, mentor, and support students from historically underrepresented groups in science, engineering, and technology;

- A demonstrated ability to incorporate innovative pedagogies and technologies in teaching;

- A demonstrated ability to mentor undergraduate students in research;





Elizabethtown College, located in southcentral Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is a private coed liberal arts institution offering more than 60 health, science, engineering, political science business, communications, fine art and music, humanities, and education degrees. Discover more at

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