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Assistant/Associate/Professor of Engineering – Faculty Position

Date: 4/23/24

Position Title: Assistant/Associate/Professor of Engineering

Department: Engineering

Position Requirements and Preferences: 

  • We are looking for an innovative and effective professor who can lead our engineering department and help grow our 3 + 2 engineering programs with Iowa State University (civil, industrial, mechanical).
  • Must enjoy developing and mentoring undergraduate students in a small college environment
  • Must have proven success teaching under-prepared students who may struggle in problem-solving courses.
  • Preferred candidate has at least a master’s degree in engineering and relevant professional experience.

Position Summary:
The William Penn University Applied Technology Division invites applications for a full-time faculty member beginning Fall 2024 to teach engineering and physics courses. Rank and tenure dependent upon qualifications. Will teach one section of college physics (calculus-based) per semester, including labs, beginning Fall 2024 in Oskaloosa, Iowa, and also other Applied Technology Division courses such as Intro to Engineering, Statics, Dynamics, Mechanics of Materials, Thermodynamics, or individual’s specialty area. Teaching and advising 3+2 engineering students are primary responsibilities. Additional duties could include advising the engineering club, guiding students in undergraduate research, recruiting 3+2 engineering students, and maintaining the 3+2 engineering articulation agreement between Iowa State and William Penn University. William Penn University is a teaching institution – the candidate must be an innovative instructor who uses research-based pedagogical strategies. Candidates must be forward-thinking, student-centered, and work collaboratively and collegially. Expectations include effective advising, effective use of technology, student-learning assessment, service, and professional development. This is a full-time teaching position and does not offer time off for research but may involve supervising undergraduate research as part of Professional Development Seminar. To apply, submit a letter of application addressing expectations and teaching experience, a statement about your approach to teaching, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts of undergraduate and graduate coursework, the names and contact information of three academic referees, and three letters of recommendation to Human Resources, William Penn University, 201 Trueblood Avenue, Oskaloosa, IA 52577. Questions about the position may be addressed to Dr. Ted McCoy, Applied Technology Division Co-Chair (

Responsibilities: Teach physics and engineering classes and labs and other Applied Technology Division courses; lead the engineering program.

Reports to: Applied Technology Division Co-Chairs

Start Date: Fall 2024 (start of semester)

Replacement or New Position: Replacement

Full-Time/Part-time/Temp: Position is full-time. In addition to the full-time position, we also seek candidates interested in adjunct work.

Starting Salary Wage: Dependent upon qualifications

Closing Date of Posting: When filled

Application Sent to: Send letter of application and resume:

Human Resources
William Penn University
201 Trueblood Avenue
Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577

Questions about the position may be addressed to Dr. Ted McCoy, Applied Technology Division Co-Chair (

Terms of Employment: At will employee

William Penn University is an equal opportunity provider and employer.