William Jewell College invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the area of geotechnical engineering. This position can be filled with either a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering or a non-tenure-track Engineer in Residence. This is a full-time faculty position beginning in August 2022 with the possibility of starting in January 2023.
For the tenure-track position, a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or a closely related field is required with the ideal candidate qualified to teach courses in geotechnical engineering as well as other introductory civil engineering courses. The successful applicant will have a passion for undergraduate engineering education, assist in program development (course and curriculum development and program assessment), and engage with undergraduate students in scholarly activity such as research or industry and community partnerships.
For the non-tenure track position, registration as a professional engineer and an M.S. in Civil Engineering or a closely related field is required. The Engineer in Residence will teach 6-8 undergraduate courses per year including introductory and design courses in geotechnical engineering. In addition, the successful candidate will mentor engineering students, especially during their capstone design projects, develop and foster relationships with industry, and recruit and advise students.
Preference will be given to applicants with strong leadership skills, the ability to teach a range of undergraduate civil engineering courses, and the desire to integrate fully in a critical thinking college.
- D. in Civil Engineering or closely related field is required for the tenure-track position and an M.S. in Civil Engineering or closely related field for the non-tenure-track position
- Ability to teach across the undergraduate civil engineering curriculum with an emphasis in geotechnical engineering
- For the tenure-track position, the successful candidate will engage undergraduate students in research and scholarly activity
- For the non-tenure track position, the successful candidate will be a licensed professional engineer
- Ability to develop courses, curriculum, and assess and evaluate
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Teaching up to 24 contact hours per year with course reduction for the first year, as appropriate
- Development of curriculum and assessment tools
- For the tenure-track position, develop a program of scholarly activity with undergraduates
- Service to the College and community including academic advising and involvement in college and departmental committees and activities
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job.
Candidates must submit the following through the posting link.
- Letter of application that addresses the job qualifications, a response to the College mission, and a statement of how you would contribute to inclusivity and diversity on campus
- William Jewell application in the posting link
- Curriculum vitae
- Statement of teaching philosophy, including commentary on essential elements of a strong civil engineering program at a liberal arts college
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness, including a professional teaching evaluation, if applicable
- For the tenure-track position, statement of research plan including how you would involve undergraduates in scholarly activity
- Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts (copies are acceptable until finalists are selected)
- Three letters of recommendation will be requested for finalists
Applicants, who need accommodation for the application or interview process, please make accommodation requests in advance to the Office of Human Resources.
William Jewell College
Office of Human Resources
500 College Hill Box 1017
Liberty, MO 6406
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.
All Final Candidates will be required to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment.
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