Engineering / Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Civil Engineering
January 7, 2019
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Full Time - Experienced
Geneva College invites applications for a Tenure-TrackAssistant/Associate Professor of Civil Engineering. This position begins Fall 2019 and will remain open until filled. Minority and female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
The desired faculty member will have qualifications and experience in at least one of the following areas: (1) structural engineering, (2) geotechnical engineering, (3) transportation engineering or (4) some other recognized sub-discipline within civil engineering; an ability and interest in teaching undergraduate courses in structural analysis and design; plus an ability and interest in teaching other engineering courses in the interdisciplinary environment of a general engineering program.
Responsible for providing quality instruction in Civil Engineering to students through well prepared classes, relevant assignments, fair and holistic assessment of learning, clear documentation of student progress.
Selected candidates will be expected to:
Teach assigned courses
Adequately prepare all course materials and lessons (Note preparation time will vary based on instructor experience in teaching each course)
Provide each student with clear course expectations, evaluations and timelines through carefully written topical outlines and a detailed syllabus
Provide interesting and relevant assignments for students that demonstrate learning outcomes in a real-life setting
Suitably challenge, engage serve and communicate with students to encourage their participation and learning while maintaining mutual value and respect
Complete grade books, final grade sheets, learning assessments and final exam assessments on a timely basis
Respond to student questions on a timely basis
Ensure course and program learning outcomes are delivered as defined by the syllabus
Participate in outcomes assessment processes for the engineering program as a whole
Engage in appropriate activities for recruiting students
Participate in Department meetings and contribute to the goals of the Department
The successful candidate must be a thoughtful and articulate Christian and an active member of a Protestant evangelical church. Preference will be given to candidates who support and have an articulate understanding of the Reformed faith. The individual must understand and support the College’s “Foundational Concepts of Christian Education” by expressing an evangelical Christian profession of faith and demonstrate the ability to integrate a Christian perspective in their work.
Education and Experience
Candidates MUST have higher degree in engineering or a related field, preferably a PhD, and must have at least one degree in civil engineering or a closely related field. Preference will be given to those with an earned PhD in Civil Engineering. The candidate should have a broad Civil Engineering background that may include structural, geotechnical, or transportation engineering, or some other recognized sub-discipline of civil engineering. Preference will be given to those who have substantial qualifications and experience in structural engineering. Relevant work experience and related research in these areas is desirable.
Geneva College’s Civil Engineering program is a concentration within a general engineering program leading to a BSE degree. The Engineering program as a whole is accredited by EAC of ABET, under ABET’s general criteria for engineering programs. The other concentrations within the engineering program are biomedical, chemical, computer, electrical, environmental, mechanical, and interdisciplinary engineering. The curriculum includes a strong liberal arts core and an engineering core consisting of courses required of all concentrations. Commitment to teamwork, teaching excellence, student-focus, flexibility, willingness to teach on-line and on ground at the undergraduate level, and faith-integration in every class are essential qualities for any successful candidate.
Responsibilities of the Faculty at Geneva College
Geneva College is founded upon a Biblical view of life and the world as expressed in evangelical and reformed theology and set forth in “Foundational Concepts of Christian Education” It is committed consciously and wholeheartedly to offering Christian higher education designed for the whole life of the whole person. Consequently, faculty should strive to:
Demonstrate Christian living and obedience in personal growth, in the interactions of College life, and in dedication to Christian calling and service;
Seek an understanding and articulation of how the Word of God directs the search for truth;
Pursue excellence in their work;
Show concern for those under their care and instruction;
Value the contributions of all members of the College community and support one another in various tasks; and
Be motivated by a vision that the College was founded upon the providential mercy of God, and that their primary purpose is to serve Him within the world-wide company of Christian believers and in the geographical area where God has placed the College.
Along with a commitment to the above statements from the College Catalog, all faculty members recognize certain concomitant responsibilities to their students, to their colleagues, and to the College and broader community.
To students, faculty members will strive to
Demonstrate how course content can be viewed or interpreted from a Christian perspective.
Keep abreast of current developments in their disciplines, continuously update course content, improve the method of instruction, and regularly evaluate the effectiveness of their instruction.
Maintain in their classrooms and elsewhere an intellectual and attitudinal environment in which students are stimulated to learn, to ask questions, and to explore alternative approaches to problems.
Respect students as persons, being concerned about their progress, and be willing to hear their points of view without prejudice.
Be committed to promoting cultural diversity in curricular offerings and classroom activities which demonstrate an appreciation of all individuals consistent with the Christian character of the College.
Inform students at the beginning of each semester to the objectives of each course and organize the method of instruction and time allocation so as to meet those objectives.
Provide a syllabus to students early in each course concerning course requirements, such as examinations, papers, grading policies, disability accommodations, academic integrity, and attendance. Examinations and papers, which are used for determining a course grade, should be available to students for inspection and discussion. Students’ grades should be based on recognized academic standards.
Hold classes and examinations as scheduled and, in the event of necessary absence, inform students in advance of changes in schedule and making suitable alternative arrangements.
Be readily available to students for individual conferences relating to coursework or other matters of concern and interest to students. Faculty should post a schedule indicating times when they will be available for consultation.
Understand the curriculum adequately to provide accurate advising to students.
To their colleagues, faculty members have a responsibility to
Comply with policies and procedures established by the faculty.
Respect the rights of free inquiry and expression of opinion by their colleagues in accordance with the College’s statement on academic freedom.
Acknowledge in their own publications the contributions which colleagues have made to research and other endeavors.
Evaluate or comment fairly and objectively on the work of colleagues when peer evaluation is required for the purposes of promotion, curriculum assessment, and the like.
To the College, faculty members have a responsibility to
Participate in the committee work and other channels of self-governance on departmental or college levels.
Observe the regulations of the College which are designed to promote freedom for teaching and research, and participate through orderly means in seeking modification in these regulations when they are considered inappropriate.
Indicate when they are speaking as private persons that they are not speaking for or representing the College.
Participate in faculty meetings, workshops, and the College’s faculty development program.
Faculty members are encouraged to participate in endeavors for improvement of the spiritual, economic, social and cultural life of the college community, especially when they have an expertise which may make their contribution particularly valuable and when such a contribution can be made without interfering with their primary obligations for teaching and scholarly endeavor.
Internal Number: ENG-19-00001
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