Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

  • North Central College
  • Naperville, IL
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full time Engineering & Applied Sciences

Job Description

The Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering in the College of Arts and Sciences at North Central College invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track position in Mechanical Engineering, beginning August 1, 2021. The successful candidate will teach a Robotics course, as well as other core courses (Engineering Method, Engineering Calculations) and courses in their area of specialization. We are particularly interested in applicants in the area of robotics, automation, and process control areas, especially those who will advance initiatives in community-engaged or service learning, undergraduate research and other inquiry-based learning, and global and diversity learning.

Candidates will have opportunities to contribute to an interdisciplinary general education program and other interdisciplinary majors and minors. Faculty work with students in a variety of state-of-the-art settings, including the Harting Electronics Lab, Omron Design and Automation Lab, Molex Advanced Electronics Lab, Metrology Lab and our brand new, 6,000 square-foot Manufacturing Processes Lab.
  • Ph.D. is preferred. ABDs within one year of degree completion will be considered.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring, as well as a commitment to scholarship that includes collaborative research with undergraduates.
  • Applicants must demonstrate commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring of students, and ongoing scholarship.
Founded in 1861, North Central College is a selective, comprehensive liberal arts institution of about 3000 students, located 28 miles west of Chicago in Naperville. The College is in a period of growth with the addition of a $60 million Science Center opened in March 2017. The college is within walking distance of the Naperville Metra station and is next to downtown Naperville. The Naperville area is home to many excellent school districts and Naperville, IL has been ranked as one of the best places to live by Money magazine. For more information, please visit: North Central College is an EEO Employer.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests and plans, unofficial graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation in an electronic format to . For further information, please email Frank Harwath, Chair, Engineering, at Central College values diversity and is committed to social justice, equity and inclusiveness. Experience working with diverse student populations and communities will be weighed in the candidate's favor.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. The department strongly believes in work-life balance and a non-competitive, collaborative work environment.

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