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Whitworth University
Washington, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Whitworth University

Since 1890, Whitworth University, a private, residential, comprehensive, master’s-level, liberal-arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian church, has held fast to its founding mission to provide its students an education of mind and heart characterized by rigorous and open intellectual inquiry and the integration of Christian faith and learning.

STARTING DATE: July 1, 2022


The successful candidate will demonstrate a clear commitment to Whitworth’s mission, strong teaching skills, an emerging record of scholarship and/or significant industry experience, and a commitment to institutional service. Teaching responsibilities for this position will primarily focus on the department’s offerings in mechanical engineering, engineering design, and other required courses in our B.S. in Engineering. The typical teaching load is two courses and two associated laboratories per semester, and a January term course.


  • Evidence of promise in effectiveness at college-level teaching (demonstrated effectiveness preferred)
  • A personal commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith and learning
  • Ability and initiative to engage in scholarly activity that will result in life-long learning in engineering
  • Demonstrated growth in cultural competence
  • A commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth University as a comprehensive Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church
  • Must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States by July 1, 2022
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or ABD in Mechanical Engineering or a related field

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

For a full job description, please visit,%20Engineering%2021-22.pdf

TO APPLY: Please submit to 

  • a letter of application addressing your qualifications for the position and interest in teaching at a Christian liberal arts university with an increasingly diverse student body,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • three most recent student feedback surveys,
  • names, addresses, email address and phone numbers of at least three academic references (one or more additional non-academic references who are able to speak to your qualifications for the position may also be included).
  • a short personal essay describing your personal Christian faith. This essay is intended to be a statement in your own words that will help the committee to understand your interest in joining Whitworth’s community of Christian scholars. (Click here for guidance on writing the faith essay),
  • Your graduate and undergraduate transcripts (may be unofficial)
  • A statement of plans for scholarly activity
  • A short essay describing evidenced-based practices for increasing the numbers of underrepresented students in engineering


ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: A background check, sexual misconduct check, and confirmation of degrees earned will be required of the successful candidate. All Whitworth University employees are required to comply with the university’s COVID-19 vaccination policy.


DEADLINE: Application materials will be received until the position is filled. Initial screening of applicants will begin immediately.


Please direct questions to the search committee chair, Dr. Kamesh Sankaran (


Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our Christ-centered commitment to building a diverse and inclusive community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.

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