Job ID: 198903

Assistant Professor

Wake Forest University

  • Nov. 8, 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • Engineering Department
  • Wake Forest University
    Winston-Salem, NC
  • Dec. 15, 2022
  • Jul. 1, 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Electrical and/or Electronics

The Department of Engineering at Wake Forest University invites faculty applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and/or related fields to begin July 1, 2023. The successful candidate will diversify our team through their engineering expertise and will provide significant contributions in support of our students’ educational and professional development as engineers.  The successful candidate will also seek to advance knowledge and make positive impact to our community and society via basic, applied, and entrepreneurial research.  A Ph.D. is required for the position and P.E. licensure highly valued.  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. Further information is available at

Wake Forest University (WFU), a top-30 nationally ranked university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is a collegiate university that combines the tradition and intimacy of a small liberal arts college with the innovation and vitality of a research university. Wake Forest’s Department of Engineering welcomed its inaugural class of engineering students in August 2017 and offers a Bachelor of Science Engineering degree that is ABET accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC). Our students graduate with an exemplary undergraduate experience evidenced by over 75% of students pursuing minors or second majors beyond engineering, over 50% of students pursuing undergraduate research, over 50% of students participating in study abroad, and over 70% of students participating in industry experiences.  Upon graduation, our graduates pursue positions in industry (~70%), graduate education (~20%), and other professional pathways (~10%).  Five optional engineering concentrations are available to our students: (1) biomedical engineering, (2) civil and environmental engineering, (3) computer and electrical engineering, (4) materials and chemical engineering, and (5) mechanical engineering. We strive to be a leader in undergraduate education. Currently, the department has the 11 permanent faculty (60% being women), several visiting and part-time faculty, 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.

Interested applicants should apply via the University’s career website at: Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled with new applications reviewed on a regular cycle.

Inquiries about the application process and document submission may be addressed to Inquiries about the position in general can be directed to Dr. Olga Pierrakos (Founding Chair and Professor, WFU Department of Engineering,

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Olga Pierrakos
    Engineering Department
    Wake Forest University
    455 Vine Street
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • 336/702-1927

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