Taylor University is seeking applications and nominations of distinctive candidates for a faculty appointment to a tenure track position in the Department of Physics and Engineering beginning in August 2019, teaching primarily in the area of Mechanical Engineering. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Candidates must also have a personal, vibrant faith and Christian walk and be strongly committed to the educational mission and evangelical Christian orientation of the University. Taylor University is a Christ-centered educational institution, and an evangelical, interdenominational covenant community committed to advancing life-long learning and ministering the redemptive love and truth of Jesus Christ to a world in need. Candidates will be expected to affirm the Taylor University Life Together Covenant, Statement of Faith, and essential documents.
An earned doctorate from an accredited institution in mechanical engineering or related field is required. The primary teaching load will be in courses related to mechanical engineering. However, in keeping with the multi-disciplinary nature and available tracks of the engineering program, the successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of engineering that is broader than her/his primary discipline, and may teach engineering courses and engage students in engineering projects outside his/her area of expertise. Experience as a practicing engineer, “hands-on” design and project experience, a record of successful college teaching, the Professional Engineer designation, experience with ABET accreditation, and the ability to obtain outside funding will be favorably considered. Active support of and participation in the department’s ongoing ABET accreditation process is expected. Of particular interest, though not required, is the ability and willingness to lead our undergraduate nano-satellite and astronomy programs.
Teach courses and associated laboratory sections and lead engineering design projects. Active “hands-on” participation in the supervision of junior and/or senior engineering design projects is expected. Student advising and other service is expected after the first year. Provide undergraduate research and/or design experiences to our students through traditional or innovative means. Involvement in scholarly activities and research, preferably involving students, is required. Opportunities exist for collaboration on research and engineering projects with students and faculty. Qualified candidates will also be considered for the position of department chair.
The Physics and Engineering Department consists of six faculty and two support staff who serve over 50 students majoring in three programs. Majors offered are Engineering (ABET accredited), Physics, and Physics Education. Two additional majors are offered with the Computer Science and Engineering Department – Computer Engineering (ABET accredited) and Systems Engineering. A minor in Physics is also offered. The department is housed primarily in the 127,000 square foot LEED Gold certified Euler Science Complex that opened in 2012.
Taylor University is an evangelical Christian liberal arts university in which all programs are shaped by a Christian worldview and the integration of faith, learning and living within a community of intentional Christian nurture and relationships. Taylor is distinctive in its commitment to the spiritual and intellectual development of its students as well as of its faculty members. Academic pursuits at Taylor are rigorous, demanding imagination, dedication and integrity from both students and faculty. As a Christian institution, Taylor University has highly capable, supportive faculty who recognize that all truth has its source in God. Taylor University carries out its mission and purposes primarily by offering undergraduate programs in its residential campus setting. The University also offers focused graduate programs that expand and complement curricular and institutional strengths.
The University is located in the small town of Upland, IN, which is 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis and 50 miles south of Fort Wayne. The combination of rural location and proximity to metropolitan areas provides numerous benefits.
Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vitae, and a completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application is available at http://www2.taylor.edu/provost/facultyapplication.doc. Material should be addressed to Dr. Grace Ju Miller, Dean of the School of Natural and Applied Sciences. All materials will remain confidential. The University and Department are keenly interested in diversifying its faculty and strongly encourage women and members of minority groups to apply. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Taylor University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.
About Taylor University
Taylor University, a Christian liberal arts college with a student body of 1,870 on its Upland, Indiana, campus, is known for its distinctive community of scholarship and faith. In addition to a concerned, competent faculty and modern facilities, the University cherishes an atmosphere of uncommon quality, which inspires personal participation and spiritual growth as well as intellectual development. Graduate program in higher education is offered. In addition, Taylor Online serves over 1,200 adult students through degree and non-degree offerings in credit and non-credit formats in distance/distributed learning environments.