Assistant/Associate Civil or Mechanical Engineering Professor of Practice

  • Abilene Christian University
  • Abilene, TX
  • Apr 12, 2021
Full time Engineering & Applied Sciences

Job Description

Job no:  492956
Work Type:  Faculty full-time
Categories:  Faculty
About ACU

Abilene Christian University is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All qualified applicants for these positions must be professing Christians and be active, faithful members of a congregation of the Churches of Christ and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of the university.

Department:

Engineering and Physics

Employee Class:

Faculty Full-time 12 mo

Faculty Position Information

Abilene Christian University is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All qualified applicants for these positions must be professing Christians. Preference will be given to active, faithful members of a congregation of the Churches of Christ and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of the university.

Non Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Civil or Mechanical Engineering Professor of Practice

Abilene Christian University is seeking an energetic, talented civil or mechanical engineer for its rapidly growing engineering program. This non-tenure track faculty position offers excellent opportunities to contribute to and shape the program. Applicants should have especially strong skills in mentoring students. Ideal candidates will have a masters degree in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, or in a closely related engineering discipline and 10+ years experience in the engineering industry. Candidates should have demonstrated potential to teach a variety of engineering courses effectively in our program's curriculum. Interested persons should apply as soon as possible. Full consideration will be given to applications received by April 12th, applications will be accepted until filled. Anticipated start date is August 2021.

ACU's engineering program started in the fall of 2012 and currently has approximately 160
students. The program is ABET/EAC accredited under "General Engineering." The program offers a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree with concentrations in civil, electrical, industrial, and mechanical. More than 50,000 square feet of class and lab space was recently renovated for the department. Additionally, for the second year, Abilene Christian University is the highest-ranking university in Texas in a U.S. News & World Report benchmark focused on student success. ACU achieved Top 10 status in three of eight high-impact categories among 1,500 universities evaluated for "A Focus on Student Success" and is the only Texas institution to be ranked in four of the categories (including service learning and undergraduate research). Applicants must convincingly demonstrate how they can mentor ACU students toward entering and leading in the engineering workplace from day one. Candidates should also demonstrate how they can be flexible, adaptable, and resourceful in supporting this fast growing program.

Typical Duties:
Effectively teach a variety of courses including lower level engineering courses, project management, as well as discipline specific (civil or mechanical) engineering courses.
Mentor engineering students.
Partner in continuously improving teaching, courses, and labs to support the curriculum.
Participate in assessment efforts to support curricular development and ABET accreditation.
Develop, encourage, and participate in engineering experiential learning activities.
Serve as advisor to student professional groups.
Develop instructional methods that will reflect best practices in engineering pedagogy.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications
Masters degree in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field.
Past record of effective communication, teamwork, and planning skills.
10+ years of engineering industry experience.
Preferred Qualifications
Classroom teaching experience at the University level.
Coursework or formal training in education pedagogy.
Experience in course and curriculum development.
Professional engineering licensure or ability to obtain one.

Additional Information:

ACU does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law.

ACU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets.  Therefore, Abilene Christian University conducts background checks on all candidates for employment in security sensitive positions.

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