Mechanical Engineering Faculty Member

The Raymond B. Jones College of Engineering at Lipscomb University invites applications from highly qualified candidates for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering starting August 2014. Key responsibilities of this position include teaching undergraduate courses in mechanical engineering, advising undergraduate students, assisting with student design teams and faculty-student research, and participating in overseas engineering service trips. Special consideration will be given to applicants with a thermal-fluids background and teaching experience but other applicants in mechanical engineering with a teaching interest will be considered and are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications: We are seeking an applicant with an earned doctorate degree in an engineering discipline aligned closely with mechanical engineering. Candidates should have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with faculty, staff and students. Candidates should also have a belief in and a commitment to the mission of Lipscomb -- the integration of Christian faith and practice with academic excellence. Candidates are expected to be active members of the churches of Christ.

Additional Responsibilities: Candidates will be actively engaged in professional growth including: involvement in professional societies and industry, interest in development and implementation of best practice instructional methods, potential for research and successful grant writing, and capability to work collaboratively with colleagues and constituencies.

Application Process: Candidates should submit the following: (1) a letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae including a list of publications and professional activities, (3) name, address, e-mail address, and phone number for each of three references, and (4) official transcripts of all college work.  It is preferred that documentation for items 1 through 3 be sent as PDF attachments to kerry.patterson@lipscomb.edu.   Mail the official transcripts to Dr. Kerry Patterson, Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Raymond B. Jones College of Engineering, 1 University Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37204-3951.

Application Deadline: To ensure fullest consideration, all materials and supporting letters should be received on or before April 15, 2014. However, screening will continue until the position is filled. Salary and rank will depend upon qualifications and experience.

The Raymond B. Jones College of Engineering offers three undergraduate degrees along with a Master of Science in engineering management.  The undergraduate degrees in mechanical engineering and in electrical & computer engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.  The civil engineering degree, a new program, is currently seeking accreditation.  The Engineering College has 11 full-time faculty and approximately 170 students.  Lipscomb University, serving over 4,000 students, was ranked in the top 20 universities in the South, according to the "2012 America's Best Colleges" guidebook from U.S. News and World Report.   Lipscomb offers bachelor’s degrees in 145 fields and graduate programs in 49 fields of study.  Lipscomb is located in Nashville, Tennessee, the nation's 27th largest city and has been ranked as one of the five friendliest cities in America. The capital of Tennessee has been listed as a top destination to visit for 2014 by Travel + Leisure, The New York Times, and Conde Nast.  While certainly known as Music City, Nashville is also the home of diverse industries including hospitality, healthcare, publishing, consulting, manufacturing, banking and transportation, as well as a large number of colleges and universities.  For more information on the College of Engineering, please contact Dean Justin A. Myrick, Sr. at justin.myrick@lipscomb.edu.   

Lipscomb University is associated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ and governed by religious tenets held by the institution. Primary consideration is given to staff applicants who are active, faithful members of a congregation of the Church of Christ. Lipscomb University complies with all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws and does not engage in prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, color, national or ethnic origin, or disability in the administration of its employment practices.

For more information call 615.966.7004.