The Department of Engineering at Swarthmore College invites
applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant or
Associate level beginning in Fall 2022.
We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching
and scholarship incorporates the cross-cutting focus areas of
sustainability, social impacts of technology, engineering design,
Specializations can range across the spectrum of engineering
subfields, with particular interest in the areas of Civil and
Environmental, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering. We seek
candidates with the ability to teach talented undergraduates from
diverse backgrounds in introductory core courses as well as mid- to
upper-level elective courses in the candidate’s area of
specialization – see https://catalog.swarthmore.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=7&poid=262 for
Swarthmore’s Department of Engineering provides an
ABET-accredited general Engineering major, with faculty distributed
across the subfields listed above plus Computer Engineering, as
well as a growing focus on Biomedical Engineering. All courses that
count for our major have an attached laboratory component, and we
place a strong emphasis on undergraduate research conducted with
faculty. The department is housed in a brand-new building with
dedicated laboratory space for new faculty.
Located in the suburbs of Philadelphia and near Wilmington DE,
Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college whose
mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility.
Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, and
actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with
exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable
commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Applicants from
traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to
apply. For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at
Swarthmore, see http://www.swarthmore.edu/faculty-diversity-excellence/information-candidates-new-faculty
For the Assistant Professor rank, the successful candidate will
have completed their PhD by January 2023. For the Associate
Professor rank, the candidate must be a tenured Associate Professor
at their current institution. Previous teaching experience is
highly valued. The strongest candidates will be expected to
demonstrate a commitment to creative teaching and an active
research program that speaks to and motivates undergraduates from
Candidates must submit a cover letter that addresses their
interest in teaching at a liberal arts college and their
preparation to teach and mentor undergraduates from diverse
backgrounds. Cover letters should also highlight any aspects of
candidates’ research or teaching that address the cross-cutting
focus areas of sustainability, social impacts of technology,
engineering design, or bioengineering.
Additional application materials include a CV, a research
statement, a teaching statement, and the names and contact
information for three references.
We understand the pandemic has affected the way scholars
contribute and publish, so applicants should feel free to discuss
work in progress as well as research disseminated in both
non-traditional venues and peer-reviewed publications.
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We will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2021 and
continue until available positions are filled. Feel free to address
any questions to Matt Zucker, Associate Professor and Search
Committee Chair (email@example.com).
This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct
this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier
account and can send all application materials, including
confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.