Westmont College is seeking its founding faculty member for a new engineering major. Candidates must hold a PhD in engineering and have training or significant experience in mechanical engineering. A strong commitment to shaping an engineering curriculum to fit a Christian liberal arts context is essential. Candidates should also have a desire for interdisciplinary collaboration and have a track record of excellent and innovative teaching.
Westmont seeks faculty who are committed to teaching and mentoring undergraduates, to advancing a program of scholarly activity and collaborative research with students, and advancing our mission of Christian liberal arts education. We are especially interested in faculty who are able to support and encourage students of color and first-generation students. This is a tenure-track position.
The faculty member will also serve an administrative role as the Director of Engineering program, with a lighter teaching load to allow time to refine the engineering curriculum, design new courses, and recruit additional engineering faculty and technical support. Candidates with an active research program are desired; a regular professional presence in engineering could also serve as scholarly activity.
Candidates should complete the Westmont faculty application found here. Nominations and inquiries can be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Eileen McMahon McQuade, Associate Dean of the Faculty, at email@example.com
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Westmont College
A nationally ranked liberal arts college in Santa Barbara, Westmont provides a rigorous academic program in a residential Christian community and seeks to cultivate thoughtful scholars, grateful servants and faithful leaders for global engagement with the academy, church and world. Undergraduates on the wooded, ocean-view campus choose from more than 100 majors, programs and concentrations. With a low student-to-faculty ratio and small classes, students develop close relationships with outstanding faculty. The college offers numerous overseas programs, up to 12 units for internships, and an elementary and secondary credential program. Vibrant arts activities, a tradition of volunteer service, and strong intercollegiate and intramural sports enrich the college experience. U.S. News & World Report includes Westmont in the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the nation. In 2015, Forbes Magazine ranked Westmont No. 10 on a list of the 50 most entrepreneurial colleges and as No. 64 in its survey Grateful Grads: Top Return-on-Investment. Princeton Review has recognized Westmont in three different categories: Best Western, Colleges That Pay You Back, and Private Schools. Westmont is an EEO employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission.