Assistant/Associate Professor of Engineering

Westerville, Ohio
Aug 15, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant/Associate Professor of Engineering, Tenure Track.  Otterbein University, a comprehensive liberal arts institution in the suburban Columbus area, invites immediate applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Engineering, with the appointment beginning in August 2018.  This is a tenure-track position with commensurate expectations for teaching, scholarship and service.

Responsibilities: Primary duties are for curriculum and laboratory development that combines mechanical and electrical engineering principles, teaching small classes that focus on interdisciplinary problem solving techniques, and supervising student projects.  In addition, opportunities exist to develop and work with collaborating industrial partners to secure research funding and internship opportunities.

Qualifications:  Candidates must have a doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related engineering field.  In addition, candidates should have prior teaching experience in baccalaureate programs.  Experience in curriculum development is highly desirable.  The ideal candidate must possess superior communication, leadership and organizational skills, and an ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse communities and cultures. 

Application: To apply, send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, a statement of research interests to: Dr. Barbara Schaffner, Dean of the School of Professional Studies, Otterbein University, One South Grove Street, Westerville, OH 43081.  Applicants should also request that three (3) current letters of reference be sent directly to Dean Schaffner, separate from the initial application packet.  Email submissions to  Note that we are leaving the position open until filled, but candidates who apply before October 15, 2017 will have the best opportunity for consideration.  Finalists for the position will be asked to submit official transcripts for their highest degree earned.  To learn more about the School of Professional Studies, please visit us at studies.

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