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Assistant Professor of Engineering

Loras College, Dubuque, IA

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The Engineering Program at Loras College announces a tenure-track position. The Engineering Program delivers an ABET-accredited undergraduate degree in general engineering with electromechanical, biomedical, and computer options. The successful candidate should be able to teach a range of engineering courses in the program ranging from introduction to engineering and foundational courses such as statics and dynamics to controls and senior design.  The Engineering Program is housed in the Division of Mathematics, Engineering, and Computer Science.   A successful candidate may have an opportunity to teach coursework serving these closely aligned programs as well as physics and will be expected to contribute to the general education curriculum at Loras.  The teaching load is 21 credits per academic year. 

A Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a related field is preferred, but ABD candidates and candidates with a masters and significant relevant industry experience will be considered.  Candidates should supply evidence of effective teaching at the college level or promise thereof.   Faculty responsibilities begin with a strong dedication to excellence in teaching and the advancement of student learning and include academic advising, service to the College, and scholarship in any of the four areas defined by Ernest Boyer.  Candidates will be expected to support the mission of the College and respect the College's Catholic tradition. 

The ideal candidate would have knowledge and skills in 3D modeling, mechanics of materials, engineering statics and dynamics, and dynamic systems and control.  The Engineering Program at Loras has a substantial lab component.  Experience with creating and updating labs for materials, mechanics, and controls will be highly valued.

DIVISION OF MATHEMATICS, ENGINEERING, and COMPUTER SCIENCE. The Division of Mathematics Engineering and Computer Science includes 11 full-time faculty members and currently offers undergraduate degrees in Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science. The Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.    T

THE COLLEGE. Founded in 1839, Loras College is a Catholic, four-year, coeducational, liberal arts institution that includes pre-professional and career preparation and is dedicated to high academic, ethical and moral standards. The student body consists of approximately 1,600 students, over 90 percent of whom are full-time undergraduates. The college is a wireless, laptop campus allowing for the opportunity for developing technology-rich, interdisciplinary courses for the general education curriculum.

THE COMMUNITY. Loras College's 60 acre campus is located on one of Dubuque's highest bluffs, overlooking the Mississippi River at the junction of the states of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin, about three hours west of Chicago. Dubuque's population is approximately 60,000 and its nineteenth century architecture is woven into limestone bluffs and provides a picturesque backdrop to the river landscape. Many residential and commercial areas have been designated as historical districts to preserve Dubuque's unique heritage. Its strong education base supports numerous cultural activities, and in addition, there are sporting events, shopping facilities, schools, and churches that are convenient to its residents. The climate has marked seasons with a comfortable summer, cool spring and fall, and a winter that encourages a variety of outdoor activities that have in recent years attracted a growing tourism industry.

APPLICATION DEADLINE. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For more information contact, Chairperson, Engineering Search Committee, Danial Neebel at (563) 588-7815 or danial.neebel@loras.edu.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE. Applicants must go to: https://loras.applicantpool.com/jobs to apply. Please upload: your letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. Finalists will need to pass a detailed background check before an offer is extended.

EOE. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. Please visit www.loras.edu for additional information about Loras College.

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ID 548075
Dubuque, IA
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