Mechanical/Renewable Engineering

Posted 11/22/2017


John Brown University seeks a faculty member to teach courses in Mechanical and Renewable Energy Engineering. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching engineering courses such as machine design, thermal sciences, fluid mechanics, finite element analysis, renewable energy sciences, and wind energy. Specific courses will be determined to match individual backgrounds and divisional needs. Other responsibilities include advising students, supervision of senior design projects, writing of grant proposals in support of the undergraduate program, and serving on University committees.


The Department of Engineering offers an ABET accredited engineering program with electrical/computer, mechanical and renewable energy concentrations. The Engineering Department strives to educate students in the application of science and technology to the service of God and humanity with the goal of producing graduates who can begin effective engineering practice in industry, graduate school, or the mission field. The Department of Engineering is housed within the Division of Engineering and Construction Management. The Division offers Bachelor of Science Degrees in engineering, renewable energy and construction management and a Master of Science - Cybersecurity. Engineering is a growing major with a 40,000 square foot LEED certified facility which opened in fall 2011.  A new project facility is under construction and scheduled to open in the summer of 2018.


Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering preferred. Masters required. Renewable energy research background/interest desired. Effective teaching experience, evidence of scholarly potential and a passion for teaching and spiritual formation within the evangelical tradition is essential. Candidates should be willing to contribute to university life in areas such as academic advising, recruiting for the major, and committee service. The candidate should also be able to clearly articulate the integration of the Christian faith and engineering.


A competitive salary exists which will be commensurate with training and/or experience.

Important Dates

Position begins July 1, 2018. Screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

About JBU

A summary describing the university is available on-line.


Submit electronically a letter of interest and vita to, John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR.  Phone: 479.524.7129. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The formal application document will be sent upon receipt of the letter of interest and CV.

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