Carthage College seeks an engineer educator with broad industry
experience and academic expertise in curriculum and program
development to serve as the architect of a new undergraduate
engineering program. These programs will build on Carthage's
multi-disciplinary strengths in the sciences and on a
re-invigorated commitment to entrepreneurship education.
The Engineering program will be housed in the recently renovated
and expanded David A. Straz Science Center, home to NASA's
Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium. The Physics & Astronomy
Department is home to the College's new engineering science major.
The position will be appointed in this department and provide
leadership for the engineering science major, working
collaboratively with the existing physics faculty and the Dean to
establish the full scope of engineering programs. Responsibilities
include teaching two courses per year in the program, recruiting
faculty and staff, developing laboratories and teaching facilities;
building collaborative relationships with external partners
including regional companies and organizations to develop student
internship and project opportunities. The new position will be
responsible for recruiting students, managing for their success,
and shepherding the program through ABET accreditation when
enrollments have grown sufficiently.
A primary goal of engineering at Carthage is to achieve gender
and racial equity in student recruiting and completion. Carthage
College has made closing equity gaps an institutional priority and
has joined the "Moon
Shot for Equity" initiative that strives to remove systemic
barriers to student success in higher education. The successful
candidate will demonstrate an ongoing commitment to this goal and
shape the new engineering program in alignment with disciplinary
best practices, the mission of the College, and the existing
curricular strengths of the College. These strengths include a
history of fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, a strong
physics program that is nationally recognized for its career
placements, an active space technology development and
demonstration program, and significant extramural departmental
funding that supports undergraduate scholarships and research
Tenure-track or multi-year contractual appointments will be
considered for this full-time position to begin as early as
February 1, 2022. Rank and salary will be determined based on
qualifications and experience.
- Advanced degree in engineering or closely related field.
- Administrative leadership experience.
- Evidence of innovation in engineering education and commitment
to program development.
- (For appointment to tenure-track) Ph.D. in engineering or
related field with a demonstrated record of scholarship, teaching,
- A strong record of commitment to diversity and equity in
admission, hiring, and educational practices.
- Certification in an applicable area of engineering.
- Experience establishing internship programs and engaging with
community and businesses.
- Experience with ABET accreditation.
- Academic administrative and leadership experience.
- Several years of teaching in a college/university
The Carthage Physics & Astronomy Department is housed in a
recently expanded and renovated science center that includes more
than $1.5 million in instrument and equipment investments. The
College offers small class sizes and opportunity to work closely
with undergraduates in both the classroom and laboratory.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a single PDF file
including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching
philosophy and the names and contact information of three
professional references to
Additional questions about this position can be directed to Dr.
Julie Dahlstrom email@example.com
Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis until the
position is filled. The first round of evaluations will occur in
early November 2021.
Founded in 1847, Carthage combines an environment of reflection
and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our
students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year
private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition,
we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values.
Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago
and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a
professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on
the shore of Lake Michigan, is home to 155 full-time faculty, 2600
full-time students, and 900 part-time students. Our rich academic
experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skill,
preparing graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead meaningful,
Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE)
dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community.
We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including
members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with
disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation,
national origin, protected veteran status or status as an
individual with a disability.