Brandeis University, Engineering

Position ID:Brandeis-Engineering-ENGR [#25745]
Position Title: Full-time Teaching Faculty Position in Engineering Science
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Engineering
Starting Date:2024/07/01
Appl Deadline:2023/10/29 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/09/18, listed until 2024/03/18)
Position Description:    

Full-time Teaching Faculty Position in Engineering Science 
 Brandeis University - Waltham, Massachusetts 

Brandeis University invites applications for a full-time teaching faculty position in Engineering Science, starting in the Summer or Fall 2024 (pending budgetary approval). Faculty rank is open, and will depend on experience and qualifications; the position is outside the tenure structure and will have an initial appointment of up to three years, with the potential for renewal. 

About Brandeis University: Brandeis University's suburban campus in Waltham, MA is situated in the high-tech corridor along I-95, close to the academic and technology centers of Boston and Cambridge. Brandeis combines the best traditions of an R1 research university with a strong emphasis on teaching, characteristic of a liberal arts college. As part of our ongoing commitment to interdisciplinary excellence, we are launching a new program to embed Engineering faculty within our world-class Science departments, fostering research, education, collaboration and innovation at the intersection of engineering, the sciences, and the liberal arts. 

Position Description: The successful candidate will play a major role in the development of a new undergraduate Engineering Science major, preparing students for graduate studies or careers in diverse engineering and professional fields. They will teach introductory courses in Engineering Process, as well as upper-level courses in their area of interest. The role will also include undergraduate advising and participation in ABET certification, and extensive collaboration with faculty from diverse disciplines to enrich the curriculum. The candidate will be embedded in a Science department close to their area of teaching interest, and integrated into a highly valued community of teaching faculty who contribute to and benefit significantly from the vibrant academic life of the department and program. Brandeis offers a promotion track outside the tenure structure, with clear criteria and a paid sabbatical semester leave program for eligible full-time faculty. 

Qualifications: We seek candidates with a Ph.D. or equivalent experience in any engineering discipline who demonstrate excellence in teaching engineering at the university level, and enthusiasm for collaborative teaching with colleagues across the sciences, liberal arts, and business. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in areas that synergize with Brandeis priorities, including but not limited to bioengineering, materials science, and environmental engineering. 

Opportunity and Impact: This position offers a unique opportunity to shape a new and impactful undergraduate Engineering Science program, which integrates engineering with the natural sciences, arts, humanities, social sciences, and business. Brandeis is committed to fostering interdisciplinary approaches that address complex global challenges and prepare students for careers as engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, policy makers, and more. Join us in shaping the future of engineering education at Brandeis University! 

At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those that have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community. 

Application Process: Applicants should submit the following: 

  • Cover letter. 
  • CV. 
  • Statement covering teaching philosophy and engineering experience and interests. Please include one paragraph describing each of two courses you would teach: 
  1. “Introduction to Experimentation” for first or second year students 
  2. An upper-level Engineering Science course in your area of interest, incorporating elements of social responsibility, human-centered design and entrepreneurship, and highlighting opportunities for collaboration with faculty across the university. 
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled; first consideration will be given to applicants submitted by 10/29/2023. Please apply here: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/25745

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Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453