Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Position Title:

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Job Description:

As a part of a diverse community of faculty and staff who represent many faith systems and worldviews, Marian University seeks a full-time, tenure-track, assistant professor in mechanical engineering to promote our Catholic Franciscan mission and identity through teaching, research and service. We invite applicants in all fields related to mechanical engineering including, but not limited to, controls, robotics, mechatronics, advanced manufacturing, renewable energy, engineering mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermal sciences, and materials science. The start date for this position is August 2024. Preference will be given to applicants showing a dedication to student learning and the ability to develop a productive research program.

Marian University is a Catholic, comprehensive, national institution of higher education dedicated to excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts traditions and offers a multitude of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. The university has experienced significant growth over the last decade and continues to expand its academic offerings. The E.S. Witchger School of Engineering is Marian University’s latest, bold endeavor. The first engineering class was enrolled in Fall 2022 and a new, state-of-the-art engineering building was opened in August 2023. Indiana is annually ranked in the top 5 states for manufacturing per capita and faculty have a tremendous opportunity to collaborate with nearby industry such as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Allison Transmission, and others. Prospective faculty are invited to join this exciting and growing venture.

Indianapolis, the state capital and most-populous city in Indiana, is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city offering numerous cultural, dining and sporting activities. Indianapolis has been named Time Magazine’s “World’s Greatest Places” and regularly tops Money Magazine’s list of “Best Places to Live.”

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Actively engage the Catholic Franciscan mission and identity of Marian University by modeling the Franciscan Sponsorship Values and honoring the legacy of the founding congregation through transformative education, unity in diversity, leadership through service, integrating faith and life, and institutional policies.
  • Teach up to 12 credit hours per semester in engineering. Course releases may be available for those participating in research, developing innovative pedagogy, or other duties.
  • Demonstrate academic excellence, the potential for distinctive contributions to the holistic development of students and help advance the mission and values of the university.
  • Engage students in research, scholarship and other professional activities.
  • Mentor and advise students through academic advising, clubs, research and internship opportunities.
  • Participate in the life of the campus including participation in faculty governance and co-curricular programs within the engineering school and across the university.
  • Contribute to curriculum development and assessment within the department.

Required Qualifications:

Required Qualification:

  • Knowledge of and commitment to the mission and strategic vision of Marian University.
  • A Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or closely related field.
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence and innovation in student-centered instruction of students of varying abilities at the university level.
  • Demonstrated interest in science teaching pedagogy, curriculum and program development. Experience with online teaching is preferred.
  • Potential for ongoing research, publication and activity in professional association.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues or diverse backgrounds.

Review of applications will begin November 10th continue until the position is filled. Applications require a cover letter stating the courses that the candidate can teach, current CV, teaching statement, research statement, contact information for 3 professional references, and responses to supplemental mission questions.

Please Review Marian University’s Vision, Mission, and Values before responding to the supplementary questions on your application. Information requests should be sent to Dr. Jeff Carvell (jcarvell@marian.edu), chair of the mechanical engineering search committee.

Marian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications:

Please Review Marian University’s Mission & Identity Statement before responding to the supplementary questions on your application:

https://www.marian.edu/faith

Posting Number:

P128F

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please Review Marian University’s Mission & Identity Statement before responding to the supplementary questions on your application:
https://www.marian.edu/faith

Quick Link for Internal Postings:

https://marian.peopleadmin.com/postings/3235

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