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Assistant/Associate Professor of Engineering Science

Math, Computer Science, and Physics | Salem, VA | Full Time

Job Description

About Roanoke College

Roanoke College is a place where every student who works hard has the opportunity to succeed. We champion potential, providing essential learning and leadership through innovative academic programs and transformative educational experiences, giving students the mettle, mindset, and empathy to pursue lives of purpose, build meaningful careers, and meet society’s most pressing needs. Located in scenic Salem, Virginia, Roanoke College is an intimate, welcoming community that has served the local region and beyond for nearly 200 years. Now, we’re building on momentum and offering a Roanoke experience for today’s students and a legacy that belongs to every Maroon.

Assistant or Associate Professor of Engineering Science

Roanoke College invites applications for tenure-track positions in Engineering Science, at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, starting in August, 2024. The Engineering Science major is an exciting new addition to the College. We seek a candidate with energetic vision, creative thought, and collaborative spirit. To learn more about our current offerings, visit

A Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Education, or a closely-related field is preferred; a Master’s Degree or higher with relevant professional experience is required. A successful candidate must have a strong interest in teaching a wide range of undergraduate science and engineering-related courses in a liberal arts setting, in mentoring a variety of experiential learning opportunities, and in supporting efforts towards ABET accreditation. Evidence of potential for highly effective classroom teaching is required. The likely teaching load includes courses in Electric Circuits and Control Systems, with potential to develop new courses. The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Roanoke College is a nationally ranked residential liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), located in the beautiful Roanoke Valley of Virginia. A Phi Beta Kappa institution, Roanoke College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. Women and members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We seek candidates with interests in mentoring under-represented students, diversifying curricular offerings, or sponsoring diverse community engagement. Applicants are asked to address their potential contributions in support of a diverse community.

To apply, please submit the following application materials:

  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • teaching statement
  • unofficial copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts
  • a statement of research interests

Review of applications will begin January 12, 2024. All completed applications received by that date will be given full consideration, and applications received after the deadline may still be considered. After the initial review of applicants, three reference letters will be requested (at least one must directly address teaching).

Questions about the position may be sent, through email, to the Department Chairperson, Karin Saoub.