Assistant/Associate Professor of Engineering-Multiple Focus Areas

Employer
Swarthmore College
Location
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

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Engineering & Mathematics, Other Engineering Faculty Jobs

Job Details

The Department of Engineering at Swarthmore College invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant or Associate level beginning in Fall 2022.

We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching and scholarship incorporates the cross-cutting focus areas of sustainability, social impacts of technology, engineering design, or bioengineering. Specializations can range across the spectrum of engineering subfields, with particular interest in the areas of Civil and Environmental, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering. We seek candidates with the ability to teach talented undergraduates from diverse backgrounds in introductory core courses as well as mid- to upper-level elective courses in the candidate’s area of specialization – see https://catalog.swarthmore.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=7&poid=262 for current offerings. Swarthmore’s Department of Engineering provides an ABET-accredited general Engineering major, with faculty distributed across the subfields listed above plus Computer Engineering, as well as a growing focus on Biomedical Engineering. All courses that count for our major have an attached laboratory component, and we place a strong emphasis on undergraduate research conducted with faculty. The department is housed in a brand-new building with dedicated laboratory space for new faculty.

Located in the suburbs of Philadelphia and near Wilmington DE, Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, and actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore, see http://www.swarthmore.edu/faculty-diversity-excellence/information-candidates-new-faculty

Qualifications

For the Assistant Professor rank, the successful candidate will have completed their PhD by January 2023.

For the Associate Professor rank, the candidate must be a tenured Associate Professor at their current institution. Previous teaching experience is highly valued. The strongest candidates will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to creative teaching and an active research program that speaks to and motivates undergraduates from diverse backgrounds.

Application Instructions

Candidates must submit a cover letter that addresses their interest in teaching at a liberal arts college and their preparation to teach and mentor undergraduates from diverse backgrounds. Cover letters should also highlight any aspects of candidates’ research or teaching that address the cross-cutting focus areas of sustainability, social impacts of technology, engineering design, or bioengineering. Additional application materials include a CV, a research statement, a teaching statement, and the names and contact information for three references.

We understand the pandemic has affected the way scholars contribute and publish, so applicants should feel free to discuss work in progress as well as research disseminated in both non-traditional venues and peer-reviewed publications.

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We will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2021 and continue until available positions are filled. Feel free to address any questions to Matt Zucker, Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair ([email protected]).

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Organization

Swarthmore College, a highly selective college of liberal arts and engineering, has supported thinkers and doers for more than 150 years. Since 1864, it has lifted students to their full intellectual and personal potential so they can apply their knowledge with meaning and purpose.Swarthmore college main

Located 11 miles southwest of Philadelphia in the borough of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, Swarthmore has been co-educational since its founding by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Our Quaker founders believed in the practical application of knowledge for the common good. While Swarthmore is no longer a religious institution, these Quaker roots anchor and inform how Swatties learn and work. 

The College offers two degrees: the B.A. in the arts and sciences and the B.S. in engineering. With a student/faculty ratio of 8:1, Swarthmore ensures that its students have close and meaningful contact with their professors.

Swarthmore’s alumni body is small (about 20,000 living alumni) but distinguished. Five Swarthmore graduates have won the Nobel Prize; Swarthmore is also among the top five highest producers of doctorate recipients in the humanities, life sciences, and all sciences combined, with 20 percent of Swarthmore graduates going on to earn a doctorate degree. Some prominent Swarthmore alumni are acclaimed artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby ‘04, novelist Jonathan Franzen ’81, Ashesi University founder Patrick Awuah ’89, Chris Van Hollen ’83, U.S. Senator from Maryland, fashion designer Joseph Altuzarra ’05, and noted sociologist Sarah Lawrence-Lightfoot '66.Swarthmore college main

As of June 30, 2016, the College has an endowment of approximately $1.7 billion. Swarthmore's robust financial aid program ensures the College’s commitment to providing access to an exceptional liberal arts education for all qualified students without regard to their ability to pay and allows the College to meet each admitted student's demonstrated financial need. With one of the most generous financial aid programs in the country, Swarthmore awards aid -- without loans -- to more than half of its students.

True to its Quaker heritage, Swarthmore maintains a commitment to service and the common good. Students find support for service projects through the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility and in the nearby communities of Chester and Philadelphia and around the world. In addition, Swarthmore is one of 10 charter members of Project Pericles, which supports students who propose and implement projects to identify issues and advance solutions.

Swarthmore's residential campus features more than 425 wooded acres, including rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails which are maintained by staff horticulturists as the nationally registered Scott Arboretum.

Swarthmore College, a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, has supported thinkers and doers for more than 150 years. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices and actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.

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