Assistant or Associate Professor of Engineering

The Department of Physics and Engineering at Ripon College is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in Engineering at the Assistant/Associate level starting August 2024. All engineering backgrounds and fields will be considered. Ph.D. in engineering or related field is preferred; ABD will also be considered.

Ripon College is building a B.S. program in Engineering and will pursue ABET accreditation. Ripon’s engineering program will provide a strong technical engineering foundation while delivering valuable liberal arts skills through the College’s award-winning Catalyst curriculum. The College’s first group of engineering students will arrive on campus in fall 2024 and their arrival will coincide with the completion of a $25 million renovation and addition to our current science center. With the completion of the building project, the Engineering program will have dedicated faculty offices, dedicated faculty research spaces, a fully equipped makerspace, a workshop, an intermediate engineering lab, and an advanced engineering lab. In addition, other spaces in the science center will be shared with Physics and other disciplines. Engineering will have access to advanced research equipment for faculty research and faculty/student research. Financial support is available to help build up the equipment in the Physics and Engineering department. In addition, financial support is available to support and promote faculty research in Engineering. The department is establishing strong connections to industrial partners in the Fox Valley Region and the state of Wisconsin. These connections will enable us to offer industry-informed senior design challenges and provide students with internship opportunities.

This is a unique opportunity for a qualified and highly motivated engineer to help shape and build a competitive and high-achieving Engineering program.

The faculty at Ripon College is a talented and dynamic group of teacher-scholars who participate in interdisciplinary collaboration with one another on scholarship and creative activity. The faculty benefits from wide-ranging opportunities for support including curriculum development grants, travel grants, scholarly/artistic grants, and colleague teaching grants. Successful applicants for faculty positions at Ripon College will join a group of teacher-scholars who embrace the standards of social justice; value the principles of equity and inclusion; and seek to foster and facilitate student achievement at all levels.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit the following materials as PDF files to

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching statement, which should include philosophy on diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Statement on current research and research agenda
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • A list of three references including email addresses

Required Qualifications: 

Ph.D., or ABD, in Engineering or related field by August 14, 2024.

Energy and enthusiasm for service within the Department of Physics and Engineering, and interest in helping create and shape our new Engineering program, build professional networks, and support senior design challenges.

Strong commitment to student-centered active learning and student engagement.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated experience working in multicultural environments and interest in developing curricula inclusive of diverse populations.

Commitment to undergraduate education.

Ripon College is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and adheres to non-discriminatory policies in employment and student enrollment. Ripon College is an equal-opportunity employer.


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