The Department of Physics, Computer Science, and Engineering at Houghton College invites applications at the assistant or associate professor rank in our newly launched program in engineering. The first engineering major, B.S. Electrical Engineering, begins in the Fall of 2019.
Our new engineering program couples rigorous academics with a strong emphasis on active student engagement in real-world collaborative design projects.
We are serious about our mission to provide a Christ-centered education in the liberal arts and sciences, and we see our new 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.
The Department of Physics, Computer Science, and Engineering currently has five full-time faculty members and plans to add four electrical engineers as the new major grows over the next four years. 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 Houghton Summer Research Institute (SRI) and the Center for Data Science Analytics (CDSA), are available for faculty to develop innovative faculty-student collaborative research and experiential learning programs.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses: electrical engineering courses, introductory physics, and general education.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. in electrical engineering is required. Previous teaching experience, experience with the ABET accreditation process, and experience in industry are all desirable. Other important qualities for this position include a commitment to excellence and creativity in undergraduate teaching, strong interpersonal and leadership skills, a mature Christian faith and an interest in integration of faith and learning. Academic rank and salary will be determined based on experience.
Houghton College is a nationally-ranked, selective, Christian liberal arts and sciences institution that attracts students from across the United States and abroad. For more information about Houghton College, visit www.houghton.edu.
Houghton College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.
About Houghton College
Founded in 1883, Houghton College is a Christian liberal arts college in the Wesleyan tradition. Few colleges have so successfully combined the inspiration and strength of the Christian spirit with a contemporary, academically excellent, liberal arts education. The overall student body of 1,100 represents 40 states and Canadian provinces and 25 foreign countries.
Houghton is a member of the American Association of Colleges & Universities, the Annapolis Group and the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities. US News & World Report's “America's Best Colleges" Guide has ranked Houghton among the Tier 1 National Liberal Arts institutions. Houghton is also ranked in the top 3 percent of colleges nationwide according to the fourth-annual ranking of America's Best Colleges, compiled by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. Additional information on Houghton College can be found at: www.houghton.edu.
The college has an operating budget of $35 million.