Assistant Professor

Carthage College

United States

October 29, 2021


Engineering Faculty

(Full-Time, Tenure Track, Assistant Professor) August 16, 2022 start Carthage College - Kenosha, WI)

Carthage College seeks a dedicated and experienced undergraduate educator to teach students in a newly created Engineering Science major. The appointment for the successful candidate will be within the Department of Physics & Astronomy, the home department of the Engineering Science major. Duties for this faculty position will initially include teaching and developing curriculum for a project-based introductory Engineering Design course as well as core courses in materials and statics. In subsequent years, the educator in this role will likely also be responsible for teaching a senior Design Capstone course. An ability to teach and develop an Electronics curriculum would be desirable but not essential.

The successful candidate will be involved in shaping a new engineering program at Carthage that is informed by disciplinary best practices, that meshes with the mission of the College, and that builds on the existing curricular strengths of the College. These strengths include a history of fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, a strong physics program that is nationally recognized for its career placements, an active space technology development and demonstration program, and significant extramural departmental funding that supports undergraduate scholarships and research projects. Additional opportunities for mentored undergraduate research are available through the College's Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program.

The Engineering program will be housed in the recently renovated and expanded David A. Straz Science Center, home to NASA's Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium. The engineering science major is presently housed within and administered by the Department of Physics & Astronomy. Responsibilities include teaching four to six courses per year in the program and developing curriculum for others.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in engineering for tenure-track appointment; Masters Degree for a contract position with option for renewal.
  • Commitment to innovative curriculum development in engineering education.
  • Demonstrated record of or potential for successful undergraduate engineering instruction.
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting and improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom.
  • Desirable Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or material science.
  • Familiarity with ABET accreditation standards.
  • Three or more years of teaching in a college/university environment.
  • The Carthage Physics & Astronomy Department is housed in a recently expanded and renovated science center that includes more than $1.5 million in instrument and equipment investments. The College offers small class sizes and opportunity to work closely with undergraduates in both the classroom and laboratory.

    How to Apply:

    Interested candidates should submit a single PDF file including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and the names and contact information of 3 professional references.

    Additional questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Julie Dahlstrom at

    Women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only completed applications will be considered. Applications submitted by October 29, 2021 will receive priority consideration. Additional questions can be directed to Professor Julie Dahlstrom at physics-

    Institutional Information

    Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.

    Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community. We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.

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