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The Department of Engineering at Wake Forest University invites faculty applications for Assistant Teaching Professor or Assistant Professor of Practice with expertise in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, systems engineering, and/or related fields to begin in the fall semester of 2022. Faculty members with the title of Teaching Professor hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree in the discipline, while faculty members with the title of Professor of Practice have at least a Master’s Degree in the discipline along with relevant experience different from that achieved through traditional graduate and professional study. The contributions of teaching professionals are significant and cover a broad range of areas, which include teaching, advising and service to the department, the College, and the University. The successful candidate will diversify our team through their engineering expertise and will provide significant educational contributions in support of our students’ development as engineers. We seek a colleague who is excited about growing and sustaining a program that embodies the values of empowerment, integrity, inclusion, compassion, growth, and joy in every layer of our fabric (i.e., faculty-student interactions, faculty-faculty interactions, promotion guidelines, curriculum development, space design, etc.). Further information is available at https://engineering.wfu.edu/.
Wake Forest University (WFU), a top-30 nationally ranked university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, welcomed its inaugural class of engineering students in August 2017. As a collegiate university, WFU combines the tradition and intimacy of a small liberal arts college with the innovation and vitality of a research university. The Department of Engineering is the anchor program at the new Wake Downtown campus, located in WFU’s Innovation Quarter in downtown Winston-Salem, which serves as a convenient extension of the main WFU Reynolda campus with frequent shuttle service linking the campuses. Embracing WFU’s culture as a leading collegiate university in the US [http://www.wfu.edu/visitors/quickfacts.html], the Department of Engineering is part of the undergraduate College, which prides itself in realizing the university motto of Pro Humanitate (for humanity) through its commitment to the engaged liberal arts and the teacher-scholar ideal.
Who We Are – The Wake Forest Engineering Department was established in 2017. In the nation, we are the only BS Engineering program (with undergraduate students only), grounded in the liberal arts at a research university. This unique combination not only defines who we are, but defines our unique characteristics. Our students graduate with a BS in Engineering and have an exemplary undergraduate experience infused with the liberal arts. We strive to be a leader in undergraduate education with primary motivations being: innovation in the curriculum, effective learning methods, and an authentic liberal arts curriculum to educate the whole person, featuring a project-based curriculum that emphasizes creative design and community partnerships. Currently, the department has 14 faculty (10 of whom are permanent) and about 200 students (42% female and 20% minority). Our vision for our engineering students is to help them become (a) leaders and agents of change embodying the WFU motto of Pro Humanitate (for humanity), (b) active seekers and creators of knowledge, (c) empowered with the engineering fundamentals but also strengthened with the breadth of an exceptional liberal arts education, (d) adaptive experts who recognize the strengths and limits of their knowledge and their team, (e) innovators by embracing inclusion, diversity, and equity, and (f) fearless in the face of complex problems.
Who We Want - We are seeking a colleague who shares this vision, who embodies the same attributes we desire in our students, and who wants to contribute to an educational environment that emphasizes excellence in engineering, creative design and problem solving, and broad societal impact. Faculty members are expected to: (1) teach introductory and advanced engineering classes at the undergraduate level (including technical elective courses); (2) teach first-year and upper-level interdisciplinary topical courses to majors and nonmajors alike; (3) support a vigorous capstone design experience and other meaningful project experiences by building partnerships with industry and other community partners; (4) serve the department and university through student advising, undergraduate mentoring, active participation in faculty governance, and establishing links to industrial and community partners. All faculty are expected to participate in and support the department’s curriculum and program design, space and laboratory design, and assessment and accreditation efforts.
What To Submit - Interested applicants should apply via the University’s career website at: http://www.wfu.careers/. The application should be submitted as ONE PDF file and include the following: (1) a cover letter that addresses the applicant’s motivation to be a founding faculty member, personal values in alignment with the department values, and vision for building a modern, interdisciplinary engineering program; (2) a CV with an accompanying list of 3-5 references representing supervisors, students, and staff; (3) a teaching statement that addresses the candidate’s philosophy on teaching and learning as well as a plan to establish an inclusive classroom culture and one that infuses the liberal arts; (4) an engineering expertise statement that describes the candidate’s ideas and plans for leveraging their expertise to develop projects, courses, and professional growth opportunities for undergraduate engineering students; and (5) a professional service statement that describes the candidate’s interests and plans in serving the department, university, profession, and society. Aside from the CV, all other documents should not exceed 2 pages each. References will only be contacted with prior approval of the applicant. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled with new applications reviewed on a regular cycle. Further information is available at college.wfu.edu/engineering/.
Inquiries about the application process and document submission may be addressed to email@example.com. Inquiries about the position in general can be directed to Dr. Patricia Clayton (Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org).Additional Job Description
Wake Forest University is a highly ranked, private university with 5400 undergraduates and 3200 graduate and professional students in the Schools of Medicine, Law, Divinity and Business. Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate. The Engineering Department welcome individuals of all ages, backgrounds, beliefs, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, gender expressions, national origins, religious affiliations, sexual orientations, ability, veteran status – and other visible and nonvisible differences. We seek faculty who are committed to creating a respectful, welcoming and inclusive environment for all community members.
In furtherance of the University’s commitment to resuming operations in a manner consistent with or similar to how those operations were conducted prior to the pandemic, and in an effort to protect the health and safety of the campus community, all faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated with an FDA approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine. Faculty and staff with disabilities or sincerely held religious beliefs that preclude vaccination should contact Human Resources to request a reasonable accommodation. Time Type Requirement
Full timeIn order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.