Wheaton College invites applications for two faculty positions – one in physics and one in engineering – to begin Fall 2023.
The successful physics candidate will teach broadly throughout the undergraduate physics major curriculum. As active participants in a thriving liberal arts intellectual community, our faculty also contribute to the College’s Christ at the Core general education program. We seek applicants with an earned Ph. D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related field, who will engage a diverse student body with an active-learning model that challenges and supports each student. Previous teaching experience, including experience with evidence-based physics curricula and hands-on laboratory instruction, is highly valued. The ability to mentor physics majors and general education students in the integration of Christian faith with the life of the mind and the practice of physics is also an important component of this position. Demonstrated ability to carry out an experimental, computational, or theoretical research program that involves undergraduate students is required. The specific field of expertise is open.
The successful engineering candidate will teach foundational engineering courses in the first three years of the engineering program including Statics, Dynamics, Strength of Materials, and Materials Science. This faculty member will also oversee two seminar-style courses: an Introduction to the Profession for first year students and an Engineering Ethics seminar. We seek applicants with an earned Ph. D. in engineering. A Master’s degree with suitable experience would qualify candidates for an Instructor appointment. Previous teaching and industry experience, with hands-on design and project-based learning experience, is highly valued. The ability to mentor engineering students in the integration of Christian faith with the life of the mind and the practice of engineering is an important component of this position. Tenure-track candidates will be expected to maintain an active and productive program of scholarship, preferably one in which students are involved.
Wheaton College is located 25 miles west of Chicago and is close to two national laboratories and many active industries. The College is an evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to lifestyle expectations of the Wheaton College Community Covenant. Wheaton is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and talented workforce and student body. We encourage the expression of multiple perspectives within a Christian worldview, inside and outside the classroom. For more information about Wheaton College visit www.wheaton.edu.
Additionally, Wheaton College aspires to provide a physically safe environment for students, staff, and faculty to learn and work. In support of this objective, the College requires background checks for final candidates, after an employment offer is extended. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
Review of applications will begin January 2 and continue until the position is filled.
Interested individuals should submit a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest that clearly articulates the candidate’s approach to engineering instruction and capacity to spiritually mentor engineering students by drawing on his or her own experience in the Christian faith. Additional application materials will be mailed to promising candidates. See the following link to apply:
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