Position Opening: Assistant or Associate Professor of Engineering Department of Sciences and Mathematics Simpson University Redding, California
Effective Date: August 15, 2021 The Department of Sciences and Mathematics at Simpson University has launched a new and vibrant program in engineering, starting fall 2020 to provide general engineering curriculum within the context of Christian higher education. Students will participate in a 3+2 pre-engineering program with links to other university offering more specialized, upper division engineering courses. In addition, students will have the opportunity to specialize in systems engineering, a program offered exclusively at Simpson. Simpson University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission. Simpson is a private, liberal arts university offering a diversity of sciences and mathematics and associated programs including kinesiology, biology, nursing, mathematics, mathematics for educators and outdoor leadership. Our curriculum is rapidly expanding to include additional STEM related opportunities in engineering, computer information systems and digital media. Simpson University is a Christ-centered learning community committed to developing each student in mind, faith and character for a lifetime of meaningful work and service in a constantly changing world. All employees of the university sign a Statement of Faith consistent with the values and expectations of the Christian and Missionary Alliance and the university.
Responsibilities: We are seeking an enthusiastic and energetic individual with an abiding faith in Jesus Christ and a strong commitment to teaching excellence, scholarship, university and community service and program development. The new faculty member will be responsible for teaching and advising undergraduate students in our general and systems engineering programs. The general engineering program has specializations in mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering. This individual will be responsible for curriculum design, assessment and evaluation for these programs. Additional responsibilities will include service to the department and the university.
Qualifications: Applicants should have at least a Master's degree in engineering or a related field with emphasis in engineering fundamentals, physics and mathematics. Preference will be given for PhD applicants in the appropriate fields of study as well as those applicants with prior teaching experience as well as employment experience as engineering professionals. All candidates should have the ability to teach courses focusing on systems engineering principles as well as circuits and devices coursework and laboratories. All candidates should have a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity.
Please follow the online application form at the Simpson University Employment website (http://simpsonu.edu/Pages/About/HR/Employment.htm) and submit your curriculum vita, faith statement and a statement of teaching experience and how faith may be integrated into curriculum. We will consider applications submitted up to the deadline of December 15, 2020.
About Simpson University
Simpson University, California’s only Christian university north of Sacramento, has been educating and shaping world-influencers for nearly 100 years. Fully accredited, Simpson offers 25 liberal arts and professional studies degrees, an adult degree-completion program, graduate studies, and credential programs, serving more than 1,000 students a year.
One of four schools of higher education of The Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination, Simpson’s students come from all over the world – the majority from California. More than 30 percent of traditional undergraduates are first-generation college students, and ethnic diversity characterizes almost one-third of the population.
Nearly two-thirds of Simpson’s full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their field of study and come from major universities around the U.S. They are award-winning scholars, writers and composers who choose to be in an academic environment where they can integrate faith and learning. With a ratio of one professor for every 11 students, Simpson offers an intensely personal classroom experience. Students are encouraged to engage in original research projects with professors, resulting in publications and national presentations that boost their graduate school and career prospects.