Assistant or Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Assistant or Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Associate Professor

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of Mechanical Engineering

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Employment Opportunity: Assistant or Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Northwest Nazarene University
Northwest Nazarene University (NNU), a comprehensive Christian university, offers over 60 areas of study, 19 master’s degrees in seven different disciplines and one doctoral degree. In addition to its 90-acre campus located in Nampa, Idaho, the University also offers 26 online degree programs as well as courses at a regional campus in Idaho Falls. Founded in 1913, the university now serves over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and more than 11,000 continuing education and concurrent credit students. NNU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges & Universities, and has been rated by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top master’s level universities in the West and a “Best Value” for delivering a high quality education at a remarkably affordable price. The university’s location in the Boise valley provides a wealth of regional opportunities: easy access to local ski resorts, mountain hiking, and river rafting; and a wide array of cultural opportunities from the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra to the National Oldtime Fiddlers Festival. NNU has a long and deep association with the Church of the Nazarene, and all University faculty commit themselves to living out their faith in a community shaped by serious scholarship and vital Christian piety.

Department Statement

NNU offers the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) with concentrations in agricultural, computer, electrical, mechanical, and engineering physics. NNU built a high quality engineering physics program for 60 years prior to initiating the ABET-accredited BSE in 2010. This program has strong support from both the university and regional high-tech engineering companies. NNU Engineering has about 100 students and six faculty and is housed primarily in the Thomas Center, with excellent labs, offices, and classrooms. Plans are underway to expand into new facilities within the next five years. The small student to faculty ratio and traditional, residential campus provides for close faculty/student interactions and enhanced learning. NNU Engineering has vibrant research programs underway in agricultural automation, CubeSats, robotics, and RF electronics/semiconductors. An NNU engineering team launched the first Idaho satellite into Earth orbit in 2017.

Description of Position

NNU Engineering is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure track, faculty position in Mechanical Engineering at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor starting in August 2019.  The position includes teaching, advising students, and mentoring student team design projects.  The position also includes involving undergraduate students in research projects. 
Northwest Nazarene University is sponsored by the Church of the Nazarene and seeks to reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ in its faculty, staff administration and students. All those interested are encouraged to apply and will be evaluated equitably. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD. in engineering required. Applicants who are A.B.D. in a Ph.D. program will be considered.
    Previous teaching, research and industry experience in engineering are desirable.
  • A record of scholarship.
  • A commitment to working with a diverse population of students.
  • Candidates should be licensed as a PE, or be willing to work towards licensure in Idaho within their first 5 years at NNU. 
  • Ability to read, write, and effectively communicate in the English language.
  • The University requires that all candidates have a Christian perspective (preferably in the Wesleyan tradition), and must be comfortable with and in agreement with the mission and lifestyle values of NNU.


The salary will be determined by the educational background and experience of each applicant and will be discussed with individual candidates as they are invited to interview for this position. Full-time personnel will be offered access to a benefits package including health, vision and dental insurance for employee and family, life and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending plan, tuition benefits for employee and dependents, opportunities for professional development, and a retirement program.

Application Process 

For more info, contact: Dr. Stephen Parke, Chair (208) 467-8881    and visit our website at
Application Process
To be considered for this position, a complete application packet must be received, including all of the following:
  • Letter of interest
  • Application form
  • Resume 
  • Responses to the NNU Christian Mission
  • Two reference letters from professional associates
  • Letter of reference from current pastor
  • Transcripts (unofficial acceptable for the hiring process, official required upon hire)
Send, fax or email completed application packet to:
Human Resources Office
Northwest Nazarene University
623 S. University Boulevard
Nampa, ID  83686
Phone:  (208) 467-8036
Fax: (208) 467-8587
Review of application will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Employment at Northwest Nazarene University is contingent upon the results of an independent background check.
Posted Nov 02, 2018
Northwest Nazarene University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an educational institution operating under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, Northwest Nazarene University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Sections 702-703, United States Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended).