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Mechanical Engineering Professor

Department: Engineering
Time Status: Full Time
Reports To: Chair, Department of Engineering

General Summary:
Olivet Nazarene University seeks a full-time undergraduate faculty member in Engineering. 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsibilities consist primarily of teaching a broad variety of core engineering and mechanical concentration courses as part of a growing and dynamic engineering program. Other responsibilities include advising and mentoring students, supervising senior design projects, writing grant proposals, and serving on University committees. Scholarly research, consulting, and presentation at technical conferences are encouraged.  

Knowledge Skills and Abilities Required:
Candidates should hold an advanced degree in Engineering with PE certification desirable; an earned Ph.D. or Doctorate of Science in Engineering is preferred. An undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or a closely related field is required. Industry experience, as well as expertise in materials, solid mechanics, manufacturing, and design is particularly desirable. Effective teaching experience, evidence of scholarly competence, passion for teaching undergraduate students, and support of Olivet’s mission are essential. Candidates should be willing to contribute to university life in areas such as academic advising, student organization advising, recruiting for the major, missions, and committee service. The candidate should also be able to clearly articulate the integration of the Christian faith and engineering practice.  

Application Requirements:

Submit the following items via e-mail to Houston Thompson, Dean of the School of Professional Studies at:  

Letter of interest

Curriculum vitae

Personal statement on philosophy of teaching

Personal statement of faith

Submissions will be reviewed until position is filled. 

Directs Work Of: The ONU Engineering program is accredited by the EAC of ABET, Inc., with concentrations in Mechanical, Electrical, Computer, and Geological Engineering. The university has recently opened the Johnson Engineering Technical Center, and the department will move in late summer 2014 into the 28,000 square feet Engineering Addition to Reed Hall of Science.

Screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Olivet Nazarene University operates under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Section 702-703, U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 


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