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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 2024, teaching primarily in the area of Electrical Engineering. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.
A PhD in Electrical Engineering or a closely related field is required.
Candidates with a MS in Electrical Engineering and significant electrical engineering work experience may be considered for a non-tenure track faculty position.
A personal commitment to Christ as Savior and Lord, a Christ-centered, vibrant faith, and commitment to the mission and educational philosophy of Taylor University are required. Candidates will be expected to affirm the Taylor University Life Together Covenant, Statement of Faith, and essential documents.
NCEES Professional Engineer (PE) licensure is favorable but not required.
Candidates in all focus areas are considered, with preference given to those who compliment the expertise of the department and have multidisciplinary work experience. A successful candidate demonstrates excellence associated with an ability and desire to teach a variety of undergraduate electrical engineering courses with associated laboratory sections, such as circuits, microcomputer interfacing, digital systems, and applied electromagnetics, co-lead junior/senior engineering capstone, assist in the procurement of supplemental funding for capstone, and mentor undergraduate students. Service to the community and the profession, scholarship, and undergraduate research is also expected. Previous experience integrating faith and learning is a plus.
The Department of Physics and Engineering (ENP) is primarily housed in the 127,000 square foot LEED Gold certified Euler Science Complex, opened in 2012. The department hosts a full machine shop, a rapid prototyping lab with three 3D printers and an LPKF printed circuit board machine, a drone room, and multiple research spaces. Under the direction of faculty and staff, ENP students participate in curricular and co-curricular research in areas including small satellites, 3D printing for Mars habitation, virtual reality, and international, missions-based water treatment.
The Department of Physics and Engineering faculty and support staff serve traditionally high achieving students in the following academic majors: Engineering (ABET accredited) with Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, and General Engineering tracks, Computer Engineering (ABET accredited), Physics, and Physics Education. A minor in Physics is also offered. Taylor University and the ENP Department are committed to providing new and seasoned faculty with an environment to serve, integrate faith and learning, thrive, and succeed.
Housed in Upland, Indiana since 1893, Taylor University is one of the oldest nondenominational, evangelical Christian universities in the country. Taylor University was first established in 1846 as Fort Wayne Female College by the North Indiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. This long tradition of over 175 years illuminates the intentional, Christ-centered, campus community for which Taylor University is known. As a testament to God’s work, Taylor University holds multiple #1 Best Midwest College rankings by U.S. News & World Report; Taylor is also second among all Indiana schools and all nationally recognized Council for Christian Colleges and Universities schools for average incoming freshman SAT score.
Statement of Teaching Philosophy (include your understanding of the task of a Christian liberal arts university)
Statement on the Integration of Faith and Discipline
Graduate and Undergraduate Transcripts (may initially be unofficial)
Three reference letters will be required for an on-campus interview, one from an employer, one from an academic advisor or colleague, and one from a member of the clergy, but are not required for initial review.
After relevant applications have been received, candidates will be asked to provide three reference letters: employer, academic, and clergy. Material should be addressed to Dr. Matt Renfrow, Interterm Dean 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.
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.