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Teaching Faculty - School of Engineering and Physics

Collegedale, Tennessee

Location: School of Engineering and Physics

Hours: Full-time, Salary

To Begin: Fall 2024

Job Description: The School of Engineering and Physics is seeking a full-time teaching faculty member in the area of mechanical engineering. The ideal candidate will be proficient in developing and teaching undergraduate engineering courses, including both lecture and laboratory components. In addition, the successful candidate will be committed to mentoring advisees, nurturing student learning both in and out of the classroom, and discipling students in Jesus Christ.

  • Develop and teach general and specialized undergraduate engineering courses within the faculty member’s areas of qualification.
  • Appropriately integrate Christian faith and biblical principles as reflected in Seventh-day Adventist beliefs in course content and by personal interactions with students and colleagues.
  • Maintain assigned engineering laboratories, develop safety protocols and a training program for equipment use, and support students’ use of laboratory equipment for course and capstone projects.
  • Advise and mentor students in the areas of academic, spiritual, and career development.
  • Sponsor student clubs, tours/trips, senior capstone projects, and special projects.
  • Nurture a culture of collaboration within the School of Engineering and Physics and across the university through meaningful service on departmental and university committees.
  • Practice professional and scholarly engagement.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Special Requirements: Must have an expressed commitment to Jesus Christ and the teachings and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, be an SDA church member in good and regular standing, and desire to serve.

Qualifications: Master's degree in mechanical engineering or related area required. Doctorate preferred. Prior higher education teaching experience and/or relevant industry experience preferred. Be able to write and speak English fluently.

Typical Physical Demands: Requires sitting, standing, bending and reaching. May require lifting up to 30 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, calculators, telephone and other office equipment.

Working Conditions: Essential tasks are performed under normal office/school conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort. Work area is well lighted and ventilated.

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