Adjunct Engineering Instructor

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Adjunct Engineering Instructor
Position Type Faculty
School School of Science, Engineering and Health
Department Department of Engineering (2029)
Discipline Engineering
Level Undergraduate
Time Status Part-Time
Campus Main Campus (Grantham)

Position Description

Position Summary

The Department of Engineering in the School of Science, Engineering and Health at Messiah College invites applications for an adjunct instructor in Engineering faculty position.


Teach undergraduate engineering classes on an as-needed basis in the candidate’s discipline area.


Advanced degree or significant experience in Engineering and/or the technical area relevant for the course that will be taught. Candidates must evidence the potential for strong classroom teaching and positive student interaction and mentorship.

The Program

Messiah College’s Engineering department offers an ABET accredited Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree with concentrations in Biomedical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering.

The Department

Our nine faculty (all PhDs), two full time technicians and over 200 students work on projects related to clean water access, alternative energy, technical resources for people living with disability, transportation (Light Sport Aircraft, electric vehicles), communications (flight tracking systems) and Biomedical instruments and processes in over eight developing countries in Africa, Central and South America.

The College

Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of approximately 2,800 undergraduate students including 12.8% of under-represented and 4.6% international students from 29 countries and over 600 graduate students including 11.3% of students from under-represented populations.

The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Messiah College is a teaching institution that emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty development in teaching and scholarship.


The College seeks to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflects and appreciates the uniqueness that the individual brings to the workplace while striving to provide an atmosphere of success. Messiah’s strategic plan includes a commitment to community engagement in diverse settings and the development of cross-cultural competencies as well as a commitment to developing a comprehensive and integrated approach to global engagement. As such, Messiah College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.

Starting Date for Position As needed

Salary based on the College-regulated rate for adjunct faculty compensation.


Applications will be solicited and accepted on an as-needed basis until available positions are filled. Applicants should electronically submit a letter of application indicating areas of specialization, their curriculum vitae, a copy of official transcripts, contact information for three references and a completed Faculty Application Form. Please provide a letter of interest that clearly explains how your Christian faith represents a strong fit with the mission of Messiah College, which is “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.

Vitae Instructions to Applicants

Curriculum Vitae must include: (1) education, (2) previous employment history, (3) scholarly and professional accomplishments (e.g., papers, publication, recitals, showings), (4) membership in scholarly, professional, or honor societies, and (5) awards and honors received.

Open Until Filled Yes
Application Deadline
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Reference Requests

Applicants will submit the name and e-mail address for the number of referees listed below. Referees will receive an e-mail notifying them to upload a confidential letter via the provided URL.

Reference Request Details

Accept References Yes
Minimum Requests 0
Maximum Requests 3
Last Day Referee Can Submit Reference
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  2. College/University Transcript(s)
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Personal Statement - Faith
  5. Personal Statement - Teaching
  6. Personal Statement – College Mission
Optional Documents
  1. Applicant URL