Position Description

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Mechanical Engineering
LOCATION Main Campus
Job Code 1885
# of Openings 1
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POSITION: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Mechanical Engineering

DEPARTMENT: School of Engineering

STATUS: Full Time, Tenure Track



The School of Engineering at Campbell University (http://www.campbell.edu/engineering/) seeks to hire a Mechanical Engineering faculty member to fill a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor beginning August 2019 or January 2020. The primary role of this faculty member is to develop and teach thermo-fluids topics.


In the Fall of 2016, Campbell University welcomed its inaugural freshman class to the newly formed School of Engineering. The School awards a single degree, the Bachelor of Science in Engineering, with concentrations in Mechanical, Chemical, and Electrical Engineering. It is undergraduate-focused, incorporating innovative approaches to engineering education and evidence-based practices in what we call ClassLab courses that blend content and hands-on experiences. As the school continues to grow, we seek faculty who are excited to develop new courses, design interactive educational spaces, and develop well-rounded engineers.


ClassLab courses are limited to 24 students, allowing faculty and students to get to know each other while they focus on developing strong foundations in engineering fundamentals. Beyond technical content knowledge, the School of Engineering seeks to develop well-rounded engineers through its eight departmental values, professional development and service opportunities, and a focus on professional excellence through internships and other related experiences. Faculty with an interest in engineering education research and practice are particularly encouraged to apply.


Campbell’s proximity to North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park provides numerous opportunities for collaboration with other universities and corporate partners. Other Campbell programs, including multiple health science programs, allow for strong collaborations across our own institution.


This position intends to develop and implement the thermo-fluids sequence of courses including thermodynamics, fluids, and heat transfer, as well as teach courses in Mechanical Engineering as appropriate and needed. As an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, this scholar has a unique opportunity to provide leadership in building an innovative engineering program and in building the prominence of the new School and the University. Candidates must be committed to undergraduate engineering education and be dedicated to excellence in undergraduate teaching, mentoring students, and scholarship.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement the thermo-fluids sequence of courses including thermodynamics, fluid, mechanics, and heat transfer.
  • Teach introductory and upper level engineering courses in Mechanical Engineering, as appropriate and needed.
  • Develop an active agenda in the scholarship of teaching and learning in engineering.
  • Provide service to the School of Engineering and the University through student mentoring, advising student organizations, school educational outcomes assessment and related accreditation activities, and school committee and faculty committee responsibilities as appropriate.
  • This position demands accuracy, honesty, integrity and the ability to work within the Christian mission of Campbell University.
  • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor at all times.
  • Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.



  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, or related engineering discipline from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
  • Expertise in teaching at the undergraduate level and knowledge of the current practices and research pertaining to innovative undergraduate engineering curricula.
  • Experience developing and teaching hands-on, project-based engineering courses. 
  • Experience in a higher education or non-profit sector is also desirable.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Communicate effectively to all groups through both oral and written channels.
  • Demonstrate tact, a positive attitude, courtesy and discretion in dealing with trustees, faculty, staff, students, high-level university officials and the public.
  • Work independently as well as function effectively in a team and within a diverse group of people.
  • Exercise independent judgment in complex and new situations.
  • Manage multiple, concurrent projects, and meet strict deadlines.
  • Willing to work in a changing environment.
  • Uphold and abide by Campbell University policies and procedures, including but not limited to; Title IX and FERPA guidelines.


Other Information:

A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include health, disability, and retirement plans.


To Apply For This Position:

Campbell University is unable to accept paper or email applications. Please apply by clicking on the “Apply for this Position” button below, OR if you are viewing this posting via an outside source, visit us online at http://www.campbell.edu/employment/ to apply. Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. If you have any questions, or if you are an individual with a disability and need assistance completing an application for employment contact the Human Resources Department at 910-893-1256 or email employment@campbell.edu. Campbell University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please Note: All positions at Campbell University require honesty, integrity and an understanding of the Mission Statement of Campbell University.

Campbell University maintains a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Accordingly, the University is committed to administering all educational and employment activities without discrimination as to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ethnicity or national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status and any other characteristic protected by law, except where appropriate and authorized by law. This policy of nondiscrimination shall include, but not be limited to, the following employment decisions and practices: hiring; upgrading; promotions; demotions or transfers; layoffs; recalls; terminations; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; selection for training, including apprenticeship; and recruitment or recruitment advertising.

Employees and applicants of Campbell University will not be subjected to any form of harassment or discrimination for exercising rights protected by, or because of their participation in, an investigation or compliance review related to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998, or any other federal or state nondiscrimination law, rule, or regulation.

Campbell University also maintains affirmative action programs to implement our equal employment opportunity policy. Employees or applicants who wish to review appropriate portions of these affirmative action programs may schedule an appointment to do so by contacting the Vice President for Business and Treasurer at the Buies Creek campus, during normal business hours.

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