Tenure Track in Mechanical Engineering

Taylor University is seeking applications and nominations of distinctive candidates for a faculty appointment to a tenure track position in the Department Physics and Engineering beginning in August 2018, teaching primarily in the area of Mechanical Engineering. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.


Personal commitment to Christ as Savior and Lord, a Christ-centered, vibrant faith, and passion for the mission and educational philosophy of Taylor University are required.

An earned doctorate from an accredited institution in mechanical engineering or related field is required. The primary teaching load will be in courses related to mechanical engineering. However, in keeping with the multi-disciplinary nature and available tracks 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 expected.


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. Provide undergraduate research and/or design experiences to our students through traditional or innovative means. Involvement in scholarly activities and research, preferably involving students, is required.  Opportunities exist for collaboration on research and engineering projects with students and faculty.


The Physics and Engineering Department consists of six faculty and two support staff who serve over 50 students majoring in three programs.   Majors offered are Engineering (ABET accredited), Physics, and Physics Education. Two additional majors are offered with the Computer Science and Engineering Department – Computer Engineering (ABET accredited) and Systems Engineering. A minor in Physics is also offered.

The department is housed primarily in the 127,000 square foot LEED Gold certified Euler Science Complex that opened in 2012.


Taylor University is a nondenominational evangelical Christian liberal arts university. Programs are shaped by a Christian worldview and the integration of faith and learning.

Taylor is distinctive in its commitment to the spiritual and intellectual development of its students as well as of its faculty members. The University carries out its mission and purposes primarily by offering undergraduate programs in its residential campus setting.                                                                                                  

The University is located in Upland, IN, which is 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis and 50 miles south of Fort Wayne.

Start Date

August 2018


Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vita, and a completed application to academics@taylor.edu. The application is available at http://www2.taylor.edu/provost/facultyapplication.doc. Material should be addressed to Dr. Bill Toll, Dean of the School 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.