(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.
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
Demonstrated commitment to supporting and improving diversity, equity, and
inclusion in the classroom.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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-
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