Loras College was founded in 1839 by the Most Rev. Mathias Loras, first Bishop of Dubuque, who established St. Raphael Seminary to educate young men for the priesthood, but with the expressed intention also of providing an opportunity for higher education to the citizens of the area. The college has functioned under several names (St. Raphael Seminary, Mt. St. Bernard, St. Joseph College, Dubuque College and Columbia College), finally adopting its present name during its centennial in 1939.
Loras is a Catholic liberal arts college dedicated to the total development of the student. Small enough to be personal, large enough to offer a wide variety of quality academic programs, Loras College recognizes the human dignity of each individual and challenges men and women to grow with purpose and direction. Relating the rich liberal arts tradition to a changing world, Loras strives to develop active learners, reflective thinkers, ethical decision makers and responsible contributors in their diverse professional, social, and religious roles. The College has an enrollment of approximately 1,600 students and employs over 375 faculty and staff members. Although employee turnover is low, interesting and challenging employment opportunities do exist in a variety of technical and professional career fields. More employment information is available at the Loras College employment opportunities webpage: https://loras.applicantpool.com/jobs/.
The Engineering Program at Loras College announces a one-year visiting faculty position for the 2019-2020 academic year. It is possible that the position could be extended beyond just one year. 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 and or physics courses. The Engineering Program is housed in the Division of Mathematics, Engineering, and Computer Science. A successful candidate will be expected to teach coursework in engineering as well as physics. The teaching load is 21 credits per academic year. The search for a tenure track faculty member will begin in fall 2019 and the successful candidate is welcome to apply for the tenure track position.
A Ph.D. in Physics, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field is preferred, but master’s and ABD candidates will be considered. Candidates should supply evidence of effective teaching at the college level or promise thereof. 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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