Messiah College Messiah College, College Avenue, Mechanicsburg, PA, United States
Sep 22, 2017Full time
Engineering Faculty Messiah College The Department of Engineering in the School of Science, Engineering and Health at Messiah College invites applications for the position of Engineering Faculty. The successful candidate will be hired into a Term-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Visiting Assistant Professor, or Lecturer position depending upon qualifications. Responsibilities: Teach introductory to advanced undergraduate engineering classes, in the candidate’s area of expertise as well as foundational engineering courses such as Introduction to Engineering and Engineering Economics. The department has particular need for support in teaching subject areas such as Instrumentation and Measurement, Control Systems, Materials Engineering, Manufacturing Processes and Solid Mechanics. In addition to these traditional teaching responsibilities the successful candidate will be expected to pursue scholarship in collaboration with undergraduate students on projects consistent with the mission of the Collaboratory at Messiah College (www.messiah.edu/collaboratory). This scholarship involves working with students to pursue applied research and engineering design with an emphasis on support for internationally diverse underserved communities. Qualifications: PhD in Mechanical, Electrical or Biomedical Engineering or notable experience in place of advanced degrees. Candidates must evidence the potential for strong classroom teaching and a commitment to pursuing their ongoing scholarship in partnership with students within the Collaboratory at Messiah College. As many of the department’s applied research programs involve applications in developing countries, international development experience is a plus. The Program: Messiah College’s Engineering department offers an ABET accredited Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree with concentrations in Biomedical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering. The College is currently considering a program restructure that would move towards offering discipline-specific Engineering degrees. The Department: Our eleven faculty, three full time technicians and over 280 students work on projects related to clean water access, alternative energy, technical resources for people living with disability, transportation, communications and biomedical instruments and processes in over eight developing countries in Africa, Central and South America. The College: Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of approximately 2,800 undergraduate students including 12.8% of under-represented and 4.6% international students from 29 countries and over 600 graduate students including 11.3% of students from under-represented populations. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Messiah College is a teaching institution that emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty development in teaching and scholarship. Diversity: The College seeks to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflects and appreciates the uniqueness that the individual brings to the workplace while striving to provide an atmosphere of success. Messiah’s strategic plan includes a commitment to community engagement in diverse settings and the development of cross-cultural competencies as well as a commitment to developing a comprehensive and integrated approach to global engagement. As such, Messiah College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments. Starting Date: January 1, 2018 or August 1, 2018 depending on candidate availability Compensation: Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications and Nominations: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should electronically submit a letter of application indicating areas of specialization, a brief statement of research interests (preferably consistent either with current projects in the Collaboratory for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research or with the potential to form the basis of a new project within the Collaboratory http://www.messiah.edu/collaboratory), their curriculum vitae, a copy of official transcripts, contact information for three references and a completed Faculty Application Form. Please provide a letter of interest that clearly explains how your Christian faith represents a strong fit with the mission of Messiah College, which is “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Brian Swartz, Engineering Department Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Vitae Instructions to Applicants: Curriculum Vitae must include: (1) education, (2) previous employment history, (3) scholarly and professional accomplishments (e.g., papers, publications), (4) membership in scholarly, professional, or honor societies, and (5) awards and honors received. Please apply via the following link: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/11643 Messiah College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran’s status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the College does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the College. This includes, but is not limited to, vendors, contractors, and guests on the basis of, but not limited to, any of the above categories.