The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Gonzaga University in
Spokane, WA, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track
faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor beginning Fall
2022. Expertise is sought in mechanics with applications in
biomedical and/or biomechanical engineering. The successful
candidate will join a department within the School of Engineering
and Applied Science (SEAS) that offers an ABET-accredited
undergraduate program in Mechanical Engineering and that is
committed to a rigorous curriculum, excellent facilities, small
classes, attentive advising, and close and congenial contact with
The successful candidate will be participating in department
initiatives to develop a biomedical engineering emphasis within the
mechanical engineering program. This could leverage the University
of Washington School of Medicine - Gonzaga University Health
Partnership medical school program which is located on the Gonzaga
campus (for additional information, see https://www.gonzaga.edu/academics/regional-health-partnership).
Their responsibilities would include teaching, professional
development, advising, and academic citizenship and service.
Promotion and tenure are based on demonstrated and continued
excellence in these four evaluation categories.
Faculty are expected to engage in the continuous pursuit of a
scholarly research agenda within their technical field that leads
to externally peer-reviewed work. As stated in the School’s
policy for faculty evaluations: “Continuous professional
development throughout one’s academic career is required to
maintain a faculty member...at the forefront of their field in
order to be a relevant participant in their profession and
effective in the classroom.” Thus, the department seeks
applicants who have the mindset of a teacher-scholar and who are
committed to pursuing scholarly works throughout their careers.
- Teaching undergraduate courses with a normal load equivalent to
three, three credit lecture courses per semester. These may include
a mixture of lecture courses, laboratory sections, and/or senior
design projects. Teaching courses in mechanics such as dynamics and
machine design, as well as technical electives in biomedical and/or
- Conduct research in their technical area of expertise,
collaborating as needed with colleagues in other areas of
engineering, in the sciences, in mathematics, and in the University
of Washington or other schools of medicine.
- Advise undergraduate students in their course selection and in
their career path choices.
- Work on department, school, and university committees.
Minimum qualifications include:
- D. in mechanical engineering or a closely related
technical field such as, among others, Biomedical Engineering,
Bioengineering, etc., with at least one degree in Mechanical
Engineering; ABD considered, with expectation that the
candidate will have degree in hand by July 15, 2022.
- Evidence of expertise in mechanics with applications in
biomedical and/or biomechanical engineering.
- Evidence of an ongoing and successful research program.
- Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, especially
at the undergraduate level, and to continuous pedagogical
- Demonstrated ability and willingness to occasionally teach
courses across the curriculum that are outside their immediate area
of expertise, and to participate in laboratory development.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English in
both oral and written forms.
- Demonstrated commitment to careful and formal advising of
students, willingness and ability to advise student chapters of
- Demonstrated commitment to involvement in shared governance
roles which contribute to the overall well-being of the
institution, the school, and the department.
- E. license.
- 1 year relevant teaching experience in mechanical engineering
or other closely related field.
- 1 year engineering experience in industry or government.
- Evidence of creating inclusive learning environments that
address the needs of diverse learners, including students from
groups that have been traditionally underrepresented or
marginalized in STEM.
To apply, please visit our website at www.gonzaga.edu/jobs. Applicants are required to
complete an online application and submit (1) a cover letter, which
should include details of employment objectives and a brief
statement of how the applicant's work can contribute to the mission
of the University, (2) a detailed curriculum vitae, (3) a research
statement, which should include a description of how the applicant
plans to engage undergraduate students in research, (4) a teaching
philosophy statement that includes information about how the
applicant creates inclusive learning environments, and (5) names
and contact information for three (3) professional references
(letters will be requested when semi-finalist are selected).
Questions about this position may be directed to Dr. Max
Capobianchi, firstname.lastname@example.org. The
position closes 3/14/2022, at midnight, U.S. PST. For assistance
with your online application, please call 509-313-5996.
Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic
institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will
contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a
committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged
to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to their disability status and/or
protected veteran status.