Westmont College is seeking its founding faculty member for a new engineering major. Candidates must hold a PhD in engineering and have training or significant experience in mechanical engineering. A strong commitment to shaping an engineering curriculum to fit a Christian liberal arts context is essential. Candidates should also have a desire for interdisciplinary collaboration and have a track record of excellent and innovative teaching. This is a tenure-track position. The faculty member will also serve an administrative role as Director of an Engineering program. While a teaching load of 20-24 units will be required, the first year will involve a lighter teaching load to allow time to refine the engineering curriculum, design new courses, and recruit additional engineering faculty and technical support. Candidates with an active research program are desired; a regular professional presence in engineering could also serve as scholarly activity. Westmont is an EEO employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its Christian mission. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis with the goal of on-campus interviews occurring in February and March.
About WESTMONT COLLEGE
A nationally ranked liberal arts college in Santa Barbara, Westmont provides a rigorous academic program in a residential Christian community and seeks to cultivate thoughtful scholars, grateful servants and faithful leaders for global engagement with the academy, church and world. Undergraduates on the wooded, ocean-view campus choose from more than 100 majors, programs and concentrations. With a low student-to-faculty ratio and small classes, students develop close relationships with outstanding faculty. The college offers numerous overseas programs, up to 12 units for internships, and an elementary and secondary credential program. Vibrant arts activities, a tradition of volunteer service, and strong intercollegiate and intramural sports enrich the college experience. U.S. News & World Report includes Westmont in the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the nation. In 2015, Forbes Magazine ranked Westmont No. 10 on a list of the 50 most entrepreneurial colleges and as No. 64 in its survey Grateful Grads: Top Return-on-Investment. Princeton Review has recognized Westmont in three different categories: Best Western, Colleges That Pay You Back, and Private Schools. Westmont is an EEO employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission.