The Department of Physics, Computer Science, and Engineering at Houghton College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, faculty appointment at the assistant or associate level starting in the fall semester of 2019.
Houghton College has a well-established physics program and, starting in the Fall of 2019, is introducing electrical engineering as the first major in our new engineering program. Our physics and engineering programs couple rigorous academics with a strong emphasis on active student engagement in real-world collaborative research projects.
We are serious about our mission to provide a Christ-centered education in the liberal arts and sciences that prepares graduates who can serve the world in ways that honor God and improve the human condition.
This position is a replacement hire in the Department of Physics, Computer Science, and Engineering, which currently has five full-time faculty members and plans to further add four electrical engineers 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 may expect to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses, including introductory physics, upper-level physics, select engineering courses, and general education in physics. A program of research suitable for undergraduate participation and which includes the development of external research collaborations is required.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. in physics, applied physics or an applicable engineering subdiscipline is required. Previous teaching experience, experience with the ABET accreditation process, and experience in industry are all desirable. 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.
To apply, visit http://www.houghton.edu/campus/human-resources/employment/faculty-openings and follow the PROCEDURE FOR APPLICANTS.
About Houghton: Founded in 1883, Houghton College is a Christian liberal arts college in the Wesleyan tradition with an overall student body of 1,100 representing 40 states and Canadian providences and 25 foreign countries. US News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” Guide has ranked Houghton among the Tier 1 National Liberal Arts institutions. Additional information on Houghton College can be found at: www.houghton.edu.
Houghton College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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.