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Full-Time Engineering Faculty

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Full-Time Engineering Faculty
Position Type Faculty
School School of Science, Engineering and Health
Department Department of Engineering (2029)
Discipline Mechanical, Electrical or Biomedical Engineering
Level Undergraduate
Time Status Full-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 to fill a vacant faculty position. The successful candidate will be hired into a Term-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Visiting Assistant Professor, or Lecturer position depending on qualifications.


Teach introductory to advanced undergraduate engineering classes, in the candidate’s area of expertise as well as foundational engineering courses such as Introduction to Engineering and Engineering Economics. The department has particular need for support in teaching subject areas such as Instrumentation and Measurement, Control Systems, Materials Engineering, Manufacturing Processes and Solid Mechanics. In addition to these traditional teaching responsibilities the successful candidate will be expected to pursue scholarship in collaboration with undergraduate students on projects consistent with the mission of the Collaboratory at Messiah College ( This scholarship involves working with students to pursue applied research and engineering design with an emphasis on support for internationally diverse underserved communities.


PhD in Mechanical, Electrical or Biomedical Engineering or notable experience in place of advanced degrees. Candidates must evidence the potential for strong classroom teaching and a commitment to pursuing their ongoing scholarship in partnership with students within the Collaboratory at Messiah College. As many of the department’s applied research programs involve applications in developing countries, international development experience is a plus.

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 College is currently considering a program restructure that would move towards offering discipline-specific Engineering degrees.

The Department

Our eleven faculty, three full time technicians and over 280 students work on projects related to clean water access, alternative energy, technical resources for people living with disability, transportation, communications 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 January 1, 2018 or August 1, 2018 depending on candidate availability

Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please provide a current curriculum vitae or resume as well as 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

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Maximum Requests 3
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  2. Resume
  3. College/University Transcript(s)
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Personal Statement - Faith
  6. Personal Statement - Teaching
  7. Personal Statement – College Mission
Optional Documents
  1. Course Syllabus (#1)
  2. Course Syllabus (#2)
  3. Research Statement
  4. College/University Transcript(s) #2
  5. College/University Transcript(s) #3