Harvey Mudd College invites applications for an open field tenure-track faculty position in our General Engineering program. The Department of Engineering seeks candidates with experience and knowledge in applications of engineering who can excel in teaching a broadly-based undergraduate curriculum focused on design, systems engineering, and engineering science. Candidates working at the interfaces of engineering disciplines who can help students to make connections across fields are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence and professional growth. A Ph.D. or equivalent (terminal) degree in engineering or a closely related field is required. Industrial or other practical experience in the field is valued. The appointment is anticipated to be at the assistant professor level.
Teaching opportunities include the department’s required courses in engineering sciences, participation on teaching teams in the design and systems engineering sequences, supervising sponsored projects in the Engineering Clinic program, and developing courses in the applicant’s area of specialty. Candidates should provide evidence of excellence in teaching and are encouraged to provide evidence of the ability to increase students’ general and multidisciplinary engineering skills.
Harvey Mudd is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college emphasizing science, mathematics, and engineering. Many forms of professional engagement are celebrated at the college including consulting and academic publishing in a wide variety of fields. Candidates should discuss how the Harvey Mudd environment would provide opportunities for professional growth in research, consulting, or other forms of scholarship, and how undergraduate students might be engaged in these activities. Candidates must be committed to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population, particularly groups traditionally underrepresented in engineering; candidates from these groups are encouraged to apply.
Applicants should submit: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a professional growth/research statement, a statement describing experience and commitment to teaching diverse student populations, and the names of at least three references. Applications will be evaluated beginning on November 15, 2021 and applications will not be considered after November 29, 2021.
Harvey Mudd College enthusiastically welcomes applications from talented individuals from all backgrounds. Harvey Mudd College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination, harassment, and disrespectful or other unprofessional conduct. The Harvey Mudd College Employment Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Statement may be viewed at the following website:
About Harvey Mudd College
We’re one of the premier engineering, science and mathematics colleges in the United States.
We’re also unique because we are a liberal arts college. Aren’t engineering, science and mathematics mutually exclusive of the liberal arts? Maybe at some places, but not at Harvey Mudd.
We educate engineers, scientists and mathematicians who become leaders in their fields and have a clear understanding of the impact their work has on society. That’s the big picture.
Mudd offers nine engineering, science and mathematics-based majors, all grounded in a solid core curriculum that includes a healthy dose of humanities and social science courses. Why? Because we know that you don’t have to sacrifice your interest in music or art (or anything else) to be good scientists. And because an understanding of history and politics will make us more effective engineers, chemists, lawyers, doctors and human beings. Add to that all of the hands-on experience we get through our high-level research projects and through our world-renowned Clinic Program, and we fearless Mudders go into the world ready for anything.
Not that Mudd’s all academics. We’re people, too. Long...boards get us around campus, the Honor Code gives us freedom and responsibility, pranks keep us laughing, and parties make us famous. So not only do we know how to get things done, we know how to have a good time.
And for all of this, we have Harvey S. Mudd to thank. In the 1950s Mudd, an accomplished mining engineer, wanted to overcome many of the shortcomings of traditional, narrow technical training of his day. Mudd, and his successors who helped establish the college, delivered on his vision in a big way. Not only did they understand the world of science, they understood the people behind it. And today we have Harvey Mudd College, a place created by and for future, forward thinking scientists.