Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

Full Time.  Fall 2019.

Houghton College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, faculty appointment in the Department of Physics, Computer Science, and Engineering at the associate level starting in the Fall of 2019. 

Based on the growth of our current programs and demand from our constituents, the Fall of 2019 will mark the launch of Houghton College’s engineering program with the introduction of our first engineering major, B.S. Electrical Engineering.  This new major will advance our departmental educational model, which couples rigorous academics with a strong emphasis on active student engagement in real-world collaborative design projects.  This all takes place in a relational, Christ-centered environment. 

The Department of Physics, Computer Science, and Engineering currently has five full-time faculty members and plans to add four electrical engineers as the new major grows over the next four years.  Houghton College encourages faculty to pursue opportunities in their field and provides incentives for external collaborations that can benefit students, including research projects or outside consulting.  Startup funding and other support, from sources such as the Houghton Summer Research Institute (SRI) and the Center for Data Science Analytics (CDSA), are available for faculty to develop innovative faculty-student collaborative research and experiential learning programs.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate may be expected to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses: electrical engineering courses, introductory physics, and general education.  

Qualifications:   A Ph.D. in electrical engineering is required. Previous experience with the ABET accreditation process is desirable.  Other important qualities for this position include a commitment to excellence and creativity in undergraduate teaching, strong interpersonal and leadership skills, a mature Christian faith and an interest in integration of faith and learning.  Academic rank and salary will be determined based on experience. 

To apply, visit and follow the PROCEDURE FOR APPLICANTS.  Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. 

Houghton College is a nationally-ranked, selective, Christian liberal arts and sciences institution that attracts students from across the United States and abroad. For more information about Houghton College, visit

Houghton College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.