first_imgPosting DetailsPosting NumberF00156PClassification TitleFacultyPosition TypeDisclaimerLiberty University’s hiring practices and EEO Statement are fullyin compliance with both federal and state law. Federal law createsan exception to the “religion” component of the employmentdiscrimination laws for religious organizations (includingeducational institutions), and permits them to give employmentpreference to members of their own religion. Liberty University isin that category.Position TitleEngineering Research FacultyDoes this position require driving?YesContactContact Phone ExtContact EmailJob Summary/Basic FunctionThe Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, Computer, and CivilEngineering Departments in the School of Engineering at LibertyUniversity invite applicants for multiple positions at the rank ofAssistant/Associate/Full Professor. The areas of research interestinclude Solid Mechanics (e.g., fatigue, fracture, metal processing,damage mechanics, and constitutive modeling), Thermal Sciences(e.g., energy systems, renewable energy, combustion, fluiddynamics), Materials (metallurgy, computational materials,materials characterization), Computational Mechanics (e.g.,numerical methods, finite element analysis, etc.) and Design (e.g.,materials design, product design, systems design, environment andsustainability, robust design and uncertainty quantification).Candidates in other areas will also be considered. Successfulcandidates will be expected to develop internationally-recognized,externally-funded, sustainable research programs and to makesignificant contributions to the department’s teaching and serviceresponsibilities.The Liberty University School of Engineering ( LUSOE ) comprisesfour departments with a forthcoming Civil Engineering Departmentand a forthcoming Computational Science and Engineering Departmentbeing a virtual department in which faculty from the otherdepartments can partake of Computational Science and Engineering.The LUSOE offers an ABET -accredited undergraduate program as wellas graduate studies leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. In addition,LUSOE offers undergraduate, M.S., and Ph.D. distance learningprograms as well as residential programs. The LUSOE is juststarting to grow as LU has invested in growing the engineeringprogram.Applicants must have a Ph.D. in engineering or a closely alignedfield. Candidates are expected to have demonstrated the ability toconduct research at the highest level and to have a record of, orthe promise for, outstanding teaching, supervision of students, andservice to the LUSOE . Applicants must apply online by submitting acover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information forat least three professional references, and one page summaries foreach of their research, teaching, and service plans. Candidatesneed to clearly indicate in the cover letter their area of interest(Solid Mechanics, Thermal Sciences, Materials, Computational, orDesign). The online applicant site can be accessed by going to The search committee will begin screeningof applicants immediately and will continue to accept applicationsuntil all positions are filled.The faculty are expected to conduct state-of-the-art research,teach undergraduate and/or graduate level courses, and serve theLUSOE . Faculty will perform other duties as assigned and activelyparticipate in university assemblies and activities. Applicantsmust demonstrate a personal faith in Jesus Christ and help trainthe next generation of Champions for Christ as per the LibertyUniversity mission. Duties also include maintaining curriculum,courses of study, and assessment work. Faculty will participate inthe process of defining undergraduate engineering curriculum. Inthis capacity, faculty are expected to:-Assist in curriculum review and development-Develop laboratories to support the engineering curriculum-Create projects designed to enhance lectures-Read and stay abreast of current topics in engineering-Develop syllabi and review textbooks for adoption-Propose and develop new courses as determined appropriate by thefaculty-Actively participate and support SACS and ABET accreditationpreparationIn terms of graduate education, faculty are expected to:-Partake in graduate committees-Garner funds for M.S./Ph.D. students-Advise M.S./Ph.D. students-Teach graduate level courses-Propose and develop new courses as determined appropriate by thefacultyFaculty are required by the university to:-Teach contracted load-Maintain office hours-Mentor and advise students-Keep timely records of grades, grade papers, and perform otheradministrative duties as needed.Minimum QualificationsCandidates must hold a Ph.D. in any engineering field or a relevantfield. Candidates in the process of obtaining a Ph.D. and/or anM.S. degree but willing to pursue a Ph.D. may be considered.Outstanding junior level candidates who have significant potentialwill also be considered at the Assistant Professor level.Successful candidates will be expected to conduct research, teachfirst-year undergraduate classes, and contribute to theDepartment’s service mission.Applicants must demonstrate a personal faith commitment to theUniversity’s evangelical Christian purpose.Preferred QualificationsPreference is given to candidates with a terminal degree in anengineering field. Preference will also be given to candidates whocan also qualify to teach Calculus 1 or have a mathematicsminor.This position teaches in the School of Engineering programs. Dutiesinclude teaching general engineering courses at 100, 200, and some300 levels. General Engineering topics include (but are not limitedto):-Introduction to engineering and problem solving-Engineering economy-Quality assurance-Technical communications-Probability and statistical methods for engineers-Calculus for engineers-Calculus with MATLAB-Engineering ethical and legal issuesWork HoursThis is a residential position. Class schedules will be determinedon a semester basis by the department chair and dean of theschool.Posting Date03/14/2019Special Instructions for ApplicantsQuicklink DocumentsRequired DocumentsTranscriptsCurriculum VitaeTeaching PhilosophyPastoral Reference LetterAcademic/Professional Reference Letter 1Academic/Professional Reference Letter 2Optional DocumentsResumeCover LetterLetter of RecommendationUnofficial Transcript 1Unofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Other DocumentProfessional License(s)Career Advancement Form (For Current LU Employees ONLY)Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).last_img

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