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Mechanical Engineering Faculty

Messiah University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Salary Band
Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Engineering at Messiah University invites applications for a Mechanical Engineering faculty position in the School of Science, Engineering and Health. The successful candidate will be hired into a Term-Tenure Track Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Visiting Assistant Professor, or Lecturer position depending on qualifications. The position includes teaching introductory to advanced undergraduate engineering classes in the candidate’s area of expertise, as well as foundational engineering courses. The department has particular need for support in teaching subject areas such as Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Heat Transfer, Instrumentation and Measurement and Control Systems.  In addition to these traditional teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate will have an opportunity to pursue scholarship in collaboration with undergraduate students on projects consistent with the mission of the Collaboratory at Messiah University ( This scholarship involves working with students to pursue applied research and engineering design with an emphasis on supporting internationally diverse under-served communities, typically in a missions context. 

Qualifications: Successful candidates for hire into a Term-Tenure Track position are expected to have a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or related field.  A Master’s degree with suitable experience would qualify candidates for a Lecturer appointment. Candidates must evidence the potential for strong classroom teaching, a desire to pursue their ongoing scholarship in partnership with students within the Collaboratory at Messiah University, and a Christian faith commitment consistent with Messiah University’s Confession of Faith.

The Program: Messiah University’s Engineering department offers an ABET accredited Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree with concentrations in Biomedical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical and General Engineering.  The University is presently offering discipline-specific majors in Biomedical, Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering with the initial accreditation review anticipated during the 2022-2023 academic year.

The Department:  Our eleven faculty, three full time technicians and over 230 students work on projects related to clean water access, alternative energy, technical resources for people living with disability, transportation, communications and biomedical instruments and processes in over eight developing countries in Africa, Central and South America.

The University: Messiah University is a Christian university of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of over 2,700 undergraduate students including 14.4% under-represented and 4.1% international students from 28 countries and over 900 graduate students including 16.4% of students from under-represented populations.

The University is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Messiah University is a teaching institution that emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty development in teaching and scholarship.

Diversity: Messiah University’s commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence draws inspiration from its mission “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.” The university has pursued this vision through a strategic planning process that encourages diversity through employee and student composition, campus climate, and an educational program that enables educators and students to embrace diversity. Candidates should clearly articulate why diversity and cultural intelligence matter to them as persons of faith as well as in their profession. Candidates will speak to how as a potential employee, they will contribute to the advancement of this vision through their teaching-learning, research, institutional service, and public engagement.

Starting Date for Position: Fall 2022

Compensation: Messiah University offers a strong benefits package in addition to salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please provide the following:

Cover letter that outlines your interest in the position, College/University Transcript(s), Curriculum Vitae or resume, Personal Statement of Faith that details how your Christian faith is a strong fit with the mission and identity of Messiah University and how your faith impacts your teaching, and a statement that demonstrates your commitment to diversity and inclusion that is consistent with Messiah University’s goals.

Curriculum Vitae must include: (1) education, (2) previous employment history, (3) scholarly and professional accomplishments (e.g., papers, publication, recitals, showings), (4) membership in scholarly, professional, or honor societies, and (5) awards and honors received.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Questions regarding the position may be directed to Brian Swartz, Engineering Department Chair, at

Please apply via the following link:

Messiah University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color,  sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran’s status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the University does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the University. This includes, but is not limited to, vendors, contractors, and guests on the basis of, but not limited to, any of the above categories.

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