Date of Hire
Full Time. Spring or Fall 2022.
Houghton College invites applications for up to 3 full-time,
tenure-track appointments in the Department of Physics, Computer
Science, and Engineering at the assistant, associate, or
full-professor level starting in the Spring or Fall of 2022.
Candidates with exceptional qualifications will also be considered
for the Irwin Chair of Engineering, an endowed position that
provides support for salary and a spending allowance for research,
publications, and travel. In addition, the person holding the Irwin
Chair receives yearly release time for the purpose of nurturing and
developing our newly launched program in engineering.
Our new engineering program, which was launched in 2019, couples
rigorous academics in a strong problem-based learning environment
with a strong emphasis on active student engagement in real-world
collaborative design projects. We are dedicated to our mission to
provide a Christ-centered engineering education, anchored in the
liberal arts and sciences, and we see our engineering program as a
strategic next step in preparing graduates who can serve the world
in ways that honor God and improve the human condition.
Houghton College is committed to the success of this growing
program. A recent $3.6 million renovation project remodeled 4,465
sq. ft. in the Paine Center for Science into five separate
electrical engineering laboratories to be used as mixed-mode
engineering lecture-laboratories and student design project
laboratories. The Department of Physics, Computer Science, and
Engineering has ten full-time faculty positions, including four in
engineering, and plans to seek ABET accreditation in 2024.
Houghton College encourages faculty to pursue opportunities in
their field and provides incentives for external collaborations
that can benefit students, including research projects or outside
consulting. Startup funding and other support, from sources such as
the Shannon Summer Research Institute (SSRI) and the Center for
Data Science Analytics (CDSA), are available for faculty to develop
innovative faculty-student collaborative research and experiential
The successful candidate will be expected to lead students in
engineering design projects and teach a broad range of
undergraduate courses in electrical engineering, introductory
physics, and general education. Additional expectations include
academic advising and proactive engagement with students, service
to the College, and scholarly research.
A Ph.D. in electrical engineering is required. Previous teaching
experience, experience with the ABET accreditation process, and
experience in industry are all desirable. Academic rank and salary
will be determined based on experience.
Also required is ability to help students form respectful
attitudes and interactions with people who differ in abilities,
attitudes, and cultural experience, with sensitivity to factors
that affect our own assessment of others.
Other important qualities for this position include a commitment
to excellence and creativity in undergraduate teaching, a mature
Christian faith, and an ability to integrate Christian faith into
and follow the PROCEDURE FOR APPLICANTS. For more information about
Houghton College, visit www.houghton.edu .
For questions related specifically to this position, please
contact Professor Brandon Hoffman, Chair of the Department of
Physics, Computer Science and Engineering: Brandon.Hoffman@houghton.edu
Founded in 1883, Houghton College is a Christian liberal arts
college in the Wesleyan tradition with an overall student body of
1,100 representing 40 states and Canadian provinces and 25 foreign
countries. US News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges”
Guide has ranked Houghton among the Tier 1 National Liberal Arts
institutions. Additional information on Houghton College can be
found at: www.houghton.edu.
Houghton College is fully committed to a culturally diverse
faculty, staff and student body. Successful candidates will
evidence similar commitment