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Saint Vincent College (SVC) seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Engineering Science beginning August 2014. Applicants are sought who are dedicated to student learning and growth and who can teach a broad range of undergraduate engineering courses.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Engineering Science, Civil Engineering, or related field; excellent oral and written communication skills; the potential for outstanding teaching; experience with engineering design either through thesis work or through industrial experience; broad interest in the engineering discipline at the undergraduate level and the ability to teach courses related to engineering design, engineering project management, and engineering computation; research interests in engineering or applied science; and ability to mentor students in Capstone design projects. Candidates with industrial experience are encouraged to apply.
Duties: The faculty member is primarily responsible for teaching courses required for the new Engineering Science degree program at SVC. Teaching assignments are expected to be on courses related to engineering design, engineering computation, engineering project management, capstone design, and Engineering electives but the teaching of other engineering courses may also be required. In addition, the faculty member will be responsible for working with students to encourage professional development; advising students during their four years at SVC and ensuring that their academic progress meets requirements set by the institution; working with upper level students on their senior Capstone design projects; preparation of proposals for external support of research and equipment; participating with the broad SVC community on academic committees, service projects, and the goals and objectives defined by the college's strategic plan.
About Us: Saint Vincent College is a Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts and sciences college of approximately 1650 students located thirty-five miles southeast of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The College maintains a strong commitment to the liberal arts and sciences that grows out of a 1500 year old Benedictine educational tradition. The Engineering Science program is housed in the Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Computing is one of our schools within the college. The School offers degrees in Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biology, Chemistry, Computing and Information Science, Engineering Science, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Mathematics / Engineering, and Physics / Physics Education. The college maintains a cooperative 3+2 Engineering Program with partner institutions for students desiring an engineering degree in a specific engineering discipline. The four year Engineering Science degree is tailored for students desiring broad exposure to the engineering discipline preparing them for employment or pursuit of an advanced degree. The College welcomes applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to its educational mission.
To apply: Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation by December 16, 2013. Address all items to Director, Office of Human Resources, Saint Vincent College, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650-2690. Electronic submissions are preferred and can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on December 17 and continue until the position is filled.
All positions require the incumbent to be able to fully embrace the unique mission and identity of the College as a Catholic, Benedictine liberal arts institution. Saint Vincent College is committed to diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. EOE
PLEASE NOTE: Background checks will be performed on all new faculty, staff and adjunct positions. Employment is conditional upon satisfactory background checks and clearances.