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.
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.
- 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
- 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
- Active participation in professional societies and
Effective Date: August, 2022 (Nine-month position)
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
Department of Physics and Engineering
North Park University
3225 W. Foster Ave.
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.