Assistant Professor of Engineering
Carthage College seeks a dedicated and experienced engineering educator to join the faculty as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Engineering starting August 2023. We seek a teacher-scholar to contribute to the development of our new interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts in Engineering Science and our forthcoming Bachelor of Science in Engineering.
Engineering at Carthage is a design and practice-based program with an emphasis in community-focused engineering. Students learn engineering through real projects partnered with real stakeholders to address real needs for our community.
Engineering at Carthage joins a vibrant STEM community building on Carthage College’s mission: Seeking Truth, Building Strength, Inspiring Service Together. This academic program is rooted in the liberal arts, designed to emphasize student self-discovery and exploration and provide opportunities to grow in all facets of life. Engineering at Carthage is hands-on and experiential; students learn to become engineers by practicing engineering under the guidance of faculty mentors.
The successful applicant will be involved in shaping a new engineering program at Carthage that is informed by disciplinary best practices, meshes with the mission of the College, and builds on the existing curricular strengths of the College. Successful applicants are expected to contribute to the teaching and advising needs of the undergraduate engineering programs as well as to engage undergraduate students in a collaborative, externally-funded scholarship program. Responsibilities include teaching four to six courses per year in the program and developing curriculum for others. Applicants from all engineering backgrounds will be considered.
Carthage College has a strong history of fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, a strong physics program that is nationally recognized for its career placements, an active space technology development and demonstration program, and significant extramural departmental funding that supports undergraduate scholarships and research projects. Additional opportunities for mentored undergraduate research are available through the College’s Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program.
Beginning Fall 2023, the Engineering program will move into 9000 sq. ft. of newly renovated facilities on the first floor of Carthage’s Lentz Hall. Including design studios, teaching and research labs, and makerspace open to the Carthage community, the space is strategically located adjacent to the David A. Straz Jr. Center, home to NASA’s Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium.
● Meet all requirements for a Ph.D. in Engineering by August 2023
● Commitment to innovative curriculum development in engineering education
● Demonstrated record of or potential for successful undergraduate engineering instruction
● Demonstrated record of or potential for engagement of undergraduate engineering students into scholarly endeavors
● Demonstrated commitment to supporting and improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a single PDF file including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 1-3 page statements of both teaching philosophy and scholarship, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Additional questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Robert L. Nagel, Director of Engineering (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For best consideration, applications should be received by November 10, 2022.
Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.
Carthage College is committed to building a rich and diverse community. Through Carthage’s regional partnership in Moon Shot for Equity and actions guided by our Anti-Racism Plan of Action and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategic Plan, we strive to increase access to higher education. Carthage is committed to the education of individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities. Carthage is an equal opportunity employer.