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One-year Temporary Mechanical concentration

The Department of Engineering seeks to fill a one-year temporary position in the mechanical concentration, starting in Fall 2014. 

Qualification, Skills, and Abilities:

Candidates should have at least a Master’s degree in engineering or significant industry experience (15 years or more).  Candidate must be committed to integration of Christian faith and learning and to the mission of the college within the Reformed tradition of Christianity.  Candidate should be capable of teaching courses in the Mechanical Engineering concentration of our program, particularly courses such as ENGR181, 202, 305, 314, 319, 322. Course descriptions can be found in the course catalog: http://www.calvin.edu/academic/services/catalog/2013-2014/Catalog1314.pdf.  Faculty are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching. In the Department of Engineering we especially encourage applications from persons of color and women.

Two-year Temporary Electrical/Computer concentration

The Department of Engineering also seeks to fill a two-year temporary position in the electrical & computer concentration, starting in Fall 2014. 

Qualification, Skills, and Abilities:

Candidates should have at least a Master’s degree in engineering or significant industry experience (15 years or more).  Candidate must be committed to integration of Christian faith and learning and to the mission of the college within the Reformed tradition of Christianity.  Candidate should be capable of teaching courses in the Electrical& Computer Engineering concentration of our program, particularly courses such as ENGR204, 220, 307, 325. Course descriptions can be found in the course catalog: http://www.calvin.edu/academic/services/catalog/2013-2014/Catalog1314.pdf.  Faculty are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching. In the Department of Engineering we especially encourage applications from persons of color and women.

Deadline:

Screening of applicants for both positions will begin immediately and will continue until we have filled the position(s).

Application Process:

Please submit a letter of application that indicates you are seeking a one-year term appointment in engineering.  The letter should address the requirements and responsibilities of the position (including a complete list of Calvin courses you are competent to teach), your full curriculum vita, and a 1-2 page statement about how you seek to express your Christian faith in teaching.  Send the letter to:

Leonard De Rooy, Chair
Calvin College Department of Engineering
3201 Burton SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Tel. (616) 526-6372 or email lderooy@calvin.edu

 

Additional Sources of Information about Calvin:

  • We are seeking faculty who are excited by Calvin's expanded statement of mission and by our commitments as a Christian college within the historic tradition of Reformed Christianity.
  • A complete statement of requirements for faculty can be found in the document called Faculty Membership Requirements at Calvin College.
  • More information about the engineering department can be found on the department web site: http://www.calvin.edu/academic/engineering.

     

    More About the Department of Engineering:

    “The engineering program equips students to glorify God by meeting the needs of the world with responsible and caring engineering.”  This is how our departmental mission statement begins.  You can read the entire statement at http://www.calvin.edu/academic/engineering/about/mission.html.  We have one of the most intentional, integrative Christian engineering programs in the world.  Our faith impacts our classroom teaching, our research & scholarship, our advising, and our community service.  We emphasize a global perspective in engineering through several international interim courses (Europe, Kenya, Cambodia, China, The Netherlands), a summer engineering program in Germany, and international internship opportunities.  Our internship program has placed numerous students and has become an essential tool in our student’s professional development. Most engineering students arrive at Calvin with strong abilities and a good work ethic – essential qualities to succeed.  The engineering faculty form a caring community of creative, committed and talented professors.  As a group, the faculty have an advantageous balance between strong academic and strong industrial experience. We have a good reputation with local industry and many engineering employers outside of the region.  Our facilities include an Engineering Projects building (made up of the Prince Engineering Design Center and the Vermeer Engineering Projects Center), computer laboratories, teaching laboratories, and research space for a few individual faculty.

    About Calvin:

    Calvin College seeks faculty members who affirm the Christian faith as expressed by the Reformed confessions and who have academic and personal qualifications for teaching and scholarship. Calvin is building a tradition of diversity and accessibility and welcomes applications from persons whose personal characteristics will further that commitment. Calvin does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, or age. Calvin College is a Christian educational institution operated by the Christian Reformed Church and, in compliance with Title VII and other applicable law, reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion. Persons interested in applying or who wish to make nominations should correspond with the Provost’s Office or the respective department chair. Further specifics are posted on the college website: http://www.calvin.edu/go/facultyopenings.

    About Grand Rapids:

    Calvin is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a city of about 200,000 residents with another 500,000 in the surrounding area, making it the second largest metro area in Michigan. Calvin is only a 45-minute drive from the spectacular dunes and shoreline of Lake Michigan.