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Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering

Taylor University is seeking applications and nominations of strong candidates for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Engineering, beginning in January or August 2015, teaching primarily in the area of mechanical engineering.  Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 


An earned doctorate in mechanical engineering, mechatronics or closely related field is required by the start date.  The primary teaching load will be in courses related to mechanical engineering.  However, in keeping with the electro-mechanical multi-disciplinary nature of the engineering program, the successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of engineering that is broader than her/his primary discipline, and may teach engineering courses and engage students in engineering projects outside his/her area of expertise. Experience as a practicing engineer, “hands-on” design and project experience, a record of successful college teaching, the Professional Engineer designation, experience with ABET accreditation, and the ability to obtain outside funding will be favorably considered.  Active support of and participation in the department’s ongoing ABET accreditation process is required.  Candidates must be strongly committed to the educational mission and evangelical Christian orientation of the University.  Taylor University is a Christ-centered educational institution, and an evangelical, interdenominational covenant community committed to advancing life-long learning and ministering the redemptive love of Jesus Christ to a world in need. 


Teach courses and associated laboratory sections and lead engineering design projects.  Active “hands-on” participation in the supervision of junior and/or senior engineering design projects is expected.  Student advising and other service is expected after the first year. Providing undergraduate research and/or design experiences to our students through traditional or innovative means is required.  Involvement in scholarly activities and research is required for tenure.  Opportunities exist for collaboration on research and engineering projects with students and faculty.


The Physics and Engineering Department offers BS and BA degrees, has six full-time faculty, two support personnel, and over 50 majors in four programs offered by the department - engineering physics (ABET accredited), physics, environmental engineering, and physics education - and two programs offered with Computer Science and Engineering – computer engineering (ABET accredited) and systems engineering.  A minor in physics is also offered.  The department contributes significantly to the general education curriculum, primarily through general physics and astronomy courses.


Taylor University is an evangelical, independent, interdenominational Christian liberal arts university in which all programs are shaped by a biblical, Christian worldview and the integration of faith, learning and living within a community of intentional Christian nurture and relationships.

The University is located in the pastoral, small town environment of Upland, Indiana, seventy miles north of Indianapolis and fifty miles south of Fort Wayne.  The proximity to metropolitan areas provides numerous benefits, including access to specialized healthcare and cultural and entertainment opportunities including music, theater, art, professional athletics and commerce.

Start Date

January or August 2015


Inquiries, credentials and supporting materials should be addressed to:  Dr. Bill Toll, Dean of the School of Natural and Applied Sciences at academics@taylor.edu.  Likely candidates will be sent an appointment questionnaire for completion and return.  All materials will remain confidential.  Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.  Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled