Washington and Lee University seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor of Engineering beginning fall 2019. This position is a three-year, full-time position, authorized due to sustained enrollment demand. The person we hire will teach six courses in the 2019-20 academic year and will contribute to discussions on expanding the curriculum to include coursework at the intersection of engineering design and society.
Applicants should have demonstrated interest in teaching and mentoring undergraduates and ability to teach courses across an engineering curriculum, including engineering mechanics, circuits, and topical courses at the upper level. Teaching or experience in the field of engineering design is desirable. Ph.D. in a field of engineering is required. Strong candidates nearing completion of the Ph. D. may also be considered for appointment at the rank of visiting instructor.
Washington and Lee is a highly selective university of approximately 1800 undergraduates and 400 law students located in the Shenandoah Valley, three hours SW of Washington, DC.
Applicants should submit an application letter, CV, brief statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all?inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Statement of Commitment to Diversity
Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.
About Washington and Lee University
Washington and Lee University is an independent liberal arts university founded in 1749, named for an early benefactor (George Washington) and an innovative president (Robert E. Lee). The campus is a national historical landmark, the city offers small-town charm, and the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains provide unparalleled surroundings. Students govern themselves in a community based on trust and honor. The faculty of teacher-scholars pursues a student-oriented approach to scholarship and nurtures lifelong relationships with the pupils. The curriculum blends traditional liberal arts and sciences with pre-professional programs in business, journalism and law. W&L prepares graduates for a life of learning, achievement, leadership, service and engaged citizenship in a global society.