Desired Education and Experience
Candidates should have completed a Ph.D. (or be near completion) in engineering by the time of appointment or have completed at least a master’s degree in engineering combined with PE licensure or MBA and significant industry experience (15 years or more). The ideal candidate would be able to teach multiple 300-level courses in one of the following areas:
Candidates should also be capable of teaching a variety of courses at the 100 and 200 level in the general engineering curriculum. Tenure track faculty are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching as well as have a track record of (or strong potential for) scholarly achievement in a liberal arts setting.
Persons interested in applying should correspond with the engineering department chair.
Dr. Gayle Ermer Chair, Department of Engineering 3201 Burton SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(firstname.lastname@example.org) or (616) 526-6302
To be considered for an interview, applicants must submit: (1) a letter of application indicating interest in and qualifications for teaching at a Christian university, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a 1-2 page written statement by the candidate on how he or she seeks to express his or her Christian faith, particularly with respect to engineering and teaching, and (4) a one page statement of teaching philosophy. Electronic copies should be emailed as PDFs. The letter of application should clearly address the requirements of the position, including a complete list of courses that the applicant is qualified for and interested in teaching. Course descriptions can be found in the college catalog.
Faith and Educational Commitment
Calvin faculty members normally teach 22-24 semester hours per year. They are expected to pursue an active scholarly agenda, to advise undergraduates, and to serve on college and departmental committees.
Calvin has a variety of internal funding opportunities to support faculty teaching and research programs. Resources include course releases, summer research stipends, travel funds, and student research opportunities. (For more information, see http://www.calvin.edu/admin/provost/scholars/.)