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 2024. Carthage College admitted its first cohort of engineering students Fall 2024. We seek a teacher-scholar to contribute to our new non-disciplinary engineering programs.
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 14 contact hours per semester in the program and developing curriculum for others. Applicants with background in electronics, controls, internet of things, manufacturing, and systems analysis are of particular interest, though 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.
Fall 2023 engineering moved into phase 1 of 9000 sq. ft. of newly renovated Engineering Center on the first floor of Carthage’s Lentz Hall. Phase 2 opens Fall 2024. The Engineering Center will include 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 2024
- 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
Interested candidates should submit a single PDF file including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 1-3 page statement of teaching philosophy, 1-3 page statement of scholarship, and the names and contact information of three professional references with your application. 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, 2023.
Located on the shore of Lake Michigan in the thriving Chicago-Milwaukee corridor, Carthage College blends the best liberal arts traditions with desirable degree programs, transformative learning opportunities, and personal attention from dedicated faculty and staff. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum with stunning lake views, is home to 2,600 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students. Founded in 1847, Carthage is consistently named a Best Midwestern College by The Princeton Review and a Most Innovative School by U.S. News & World Report. All Carthage employees play a vital part in the success of our students, as we work together to create an environment where all can achieve their true potential. Grow with Carthage.
Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community. We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability