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Open Rank Professor of Mechanical Engineering

North Park University
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Nov 11, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering, Physics & Space Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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About North Park: 

Founded in 1891, North Park University is a Christian university affiliated with the Evangelical Covenant Church of over 3,200 students from around the country and world. Located for over 125 years on the land of the Miami and Potawatomi tribes in what is today Chicago’s northside, NPU has recently been designated a Hispanic Serving Institution and is committed to serving diverse populations. Elevating North Park University’s core distinctives of Christian, city-centered, and intercultural, NPU values diversity among its faculty and is committed to building a racially and culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages the nomination and candidacies of persons who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color regardless of gender. 

Position Summary/Purpose:

The College of Arts and Sciences at North Park University seeks applications for an open rank full-time tenure-track position for Mechanical Engineering in the Department of Physics and Engineering to begin in August 2022. Spurred by growth in the new Mechanical Engineering program launched in 2018, the department is seeking a candidate who will contribute to the development of the program as it seeks ABET accreditation.

The successful candidate will teach 24 semester hours per year in engineering based on their qualifications and needs of the department. Additional responsibilities include advising and mentoring undergraduate students, implementation of a scholarly agenda, and participation in university-wide service. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Essential Qualifications:

  • D. in Mechanical Engineering or a related field.
  • Commitment to undergraduate education that focuses on relationships with industry.
  • Evidence of a professional practice of engineering.
  • Possess a clear understanding of and personal commitment to North Park University’s mission of Christian higher education and intercultural values.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Licensure as a Professional Engineer.
  • Experience in the areas of product design, Thermal and fluid mechanics, or controls.
  • Experience using machine shop tools in teaching will be an advantage.
  • Active participation in professional societies and organizations.

Effective Date: August, 2022 (Nine-month position)

Application Instructions:

In order to be considered for this position, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 3 letters of recommendation, and statement of teaching philosophy to:

Dr. Libin Babu, – Search Chair

Assistant Professor

Department of Physics and Engineering

North Park University

3225 W. Foster Ave.

Box 57

Chicago, IL 60625

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled with full consideration given to those who apply by January 15th, 2022.

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