Assistant or Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Non-Tenure Track (Exempt) *2 Openings


Website Hardin-Simmons University

COLLEGE/DEPARTMENT:  Holland School of Sciences & Mathematics

SUPERVISOR TITLE:  Head of the Department of Engineering


EXEMPTION:  Teacher Exemption

LOCATION: HSU Campus, Abilene, TX

TARGET HIRE DATE:  January 2024

Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU as reflected in the University’s Statement of Faith.


The Department of Engineering at Hardin-Simmons University invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Preferred applicants should have an earned doctorate in Mechanical Engineering or an appropriate closely related discipline. Candidates will be considered with experience in all areas of mechanical engineering but those with experience and interests cutting across multiple disciplines are particularly encouraged to apply.

We seek a creative and collegial faculty member committed to excellence in student-centered, innovative undergraduate teaching. Preferred applicants should either have documented teaching experience or be familiar with curriculum design, implementation of active learning strategies, and assessment of student learning. The successful candidate is desired to be dedicated teacher, embrace cross-disciplinary collaboration, and have a versatile teaching portfolio suitable for a broad spectrum of courses.

The standard teaching load for faculty is 12 hours per semester, with the possibility of teaching during the summer terms for additional compensation. The University is significantly expanding its STEM research portfolio and is keenly interested in faculty that can aid in this venture. Unique research opportunities already exist within the department and participation and expansion of these endeavors will be available and fostered and can offset teaching load where relevant.  Faculty members are expected to advise students academically, to serve on departmental and university committees, to demonstrate cooperation and collaboration with colleagues inside and outside of the department, to support the missions of the Engineering Department and Hardin-Simmons University, and to perform other duties consistent with the faculty job description as stated in the faculty contract.

The Department of Engineering at Hardin-Simmons is newly created and started the Fall of 2023 with record enrollment. The program home is in Abilene Hall, a central and historic center of campus, but newly and entirely renovated to house engineering. The facility is being supported by a full array of cutting-edge lab, research, and academic equipment designed to provide the pinnacle educational experience for the engineers of today and tomorrow. This unique opportunity will provide faculty the opportunity to help shape and guide the development of the new engineering programs at HSU.

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