AU seeking engineering faculty

Wed, 2013-02-27 13:30 -- univcomm
February 27, 2013

Anderson University is seeking candidates to fill faculty positions for its new engineering program — in the process of being implemented for fall 2013.

The positions are tenure-track in electrical and mechanical engineering. AU has plans to provide an entire program containing civil, mechanical, electrical and computer engineering in the future.

“We are seeking engineers with a distinguished record in teaching, research, and a commitment to Christian higher education,” the school’s web page reads.

The university’s goal is to receive accreditation from the Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology by 2017.

AU President James L. Edwards has said engineering is the third highest interest field in potential students.

STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is a vastly growing field in the U.S., oftentimes with higher pay.

“It (the program) really grew out of faculty assessments in their own ability and the need in our area,” Edwards stated in a past interview.

According to AU’s website, local manufacturing and technology companies have available resources and are willing to partner with the university.

Anderson will be one of only a handful of schools in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities state and nationwide to offer the full engineering degree.

— Dani Palmer is a reporter for The Herald Bulletin. Story reposted with permission.

Anderson University is a private Christian university of about 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, nursing, and theology.