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Assistant Professor - Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Engineering

The College of Engineering at Anderson University invites applications for several tenure-track instructional positions in the areas of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and computer engineering at the rank of assistant professor. Exceptionally well-qualified candidates with substantial teaching and supporting industry experience will be considered for appointment at an advanced rank (associate or full professor). Positions will begin in the Fall of 2023. Anderson University is an innovative, entrepreneurial, premier comprehensive, liberal arts university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The University seeks candidates with a strong Christian value system, lifestyle, and commitment to the integration of faith and learning.  

Anderson University is a “more selective” comprehensive Christian university offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus and online. Anderson University is among US News and World Report’s “Best Regional Universities in the South,” and is on the publication’s “Most Innovative,” “Best Value,” “Best Undergraduate Teaching,” “Best Social Mobility”, and “Best Online Programs” lists. Anderson also is ranked #27 nationally for Student Engagement by the Wall Street Journal; is a “Best College” among institutions of higher learning in the southeast by The Princeton Review; and is a three-time Apple Distinguished School. Our faculty include academic leaders who seek excellence in teaching pedagogy, research, and publication. More information about the AU College of Engineering is available at

Opened in the fall of 2020, the College of Engineering offers undergraduate degree programs in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Engineering. Anderson University’s College of Engineering is committed to student-centered learning by employing an innovative engineering curriculum that embraces the following educational philosophical elements: 1) Comply with the core AU Gold liberal arts tradition of debate, rhetoric, and theology. 2) Establish entrepreneurship/entrepreneurism as a central thread throughout the delivery of engineering content. 3) Employ an inverted curriculum with hands-on engineering experiences beginning in the first year. 4) Use flipped classes that emphasize the use of technology to achieve independent learning and group problem solving, much like the real world. 5) A required practicum/internship.

This full-time faculty position requires a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or mechanical engineering for all professor ranks. A minimum M.S. in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or mechanical engineering is required for appointment at the rank of instructor. Whereas we welcome applicants from all disciplines in these fields, preference will be given to candidates with backgrounds and teaching experience in artificial intelligence, machine learning, cybersecurity, computer networks, robotics, hardware design, electronics and circuits, computer programming, and modeling and simulation with scholarly interests in the application of these to problems in human health and biomedicine. All candidates must have a record of successful impactful teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level. Industry experience or substantial research in the candidate’s field of expertise is preferred.

Candidates must successfully complete a background check. Applicants should submit application materials electronically at the following link: Positions will remain open until filled.

  • A cover letter focusing on why the applicant is well-prepared to contribute to the required teaching and diversity & inclusivity missions of Anderson University.
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A statement of teaching philosophy that includes i) how the candidate’s teaching strategy is synergistic with an engineering school within a Christ-centered liberal arts university ii) a pathway for personal and professional development iii) a statement that provides an overview of the candidate’s philosophy for achieving greater diversity and inclusion in engineering in general, along with an actionable plan for promoting diversity and inclusion at Anderson University, specifically.
  • Samples of prior recent teaching evaluations (if available)
  • Completed faculty employment application form.

About our Commitment to Diversity

Anderson University is a private Christian institution of higher education committed to developing a diverse campus and culture that is reflective of God’s Kingdom and biblical unity. Anderson University does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, pregnancy, disability, age, religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the University is prohibited from discrimination under applicable local, state, or federal law, in its employment or in the provision of its services, including but not limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs.

The dedicated faculty and staff of Anderson University are committed to assuring a Christ-centered educational environment of excellence. In order to fulfil its religious tenets, and as recognized by law, those seeking employment at the University must be of the Christian faith and agree to respect and not undermine the University’s mission, values, vision, and Statement of Faith. Inquiries related to our commitment to diversity may be directed to