Pre-Engineering Program Coordinator


The incumbent will coordinate our pre-engineering programs, build a Fab Lab (fabrication laboratory) from the ground up, and teach introductory physics and pre-engineering courses. Prior experience working in a Fab Lab environment with students is preferred. The ideal candidate will also have experience teaching at either the secondary or college level, and be willing to work on program development and assessment.

Currently, Edgewood College has “pre-engineering” concentrations within three majors: Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Additionally, we have a partnership agreement with Madison College that allows students to take programs in Civil Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, and Renewable Energy. This position will be housed in the Department of Chemistry, Geoscience, & Physics (CGP). This will be a 10 month, academic year position. This is a three-year appointment, with possibility of renewable.


  • Manage the “Fab Lab” facility
    • Work within a budget to select and order equipment for a new Fab Lab facility
    • Supervise student projects
    • Coordinate use of the facility for faculty, staff, and students from outside of the department
    • Maintain Fab Lab and Physics laboratory equipment
  • Teaching
    • Develop an “Intro to Engineering” course
    • Develop new courses related to teaching students to use the Fab Lab equipment
    • Assist in teaching introductory physics courses, as needed by the department
    • Help faculty develop ways to integrate use of Fab Lab into existing courses
  • Coordinate Pre-engineering Programs
    • Promote pre-engineering programs to recruit prospective students, both new freshman and transfer students
    • Advise students interested in pre-engineering majors and/or engineering careers
    • Maintain and expand on Edgewood’s existing Pre-Engineering programs
    • Maintain and build partnerships with other colleges and universities
    • Assessment of pre-engineering and related programs


Necessary Education or Work Experience:

  • Master’s or PhD degree in Physics or related field of Engineering
  • Prior experience working in a fabrication laboratory environment with students preferred
  • Experience teaching physics and/or engineering courses at either the secondary or college level
  • Willingness to work on program development and assessment

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience programming for fabrication laboratory equipment (e.g. 3-D printers, CNC machines)
  • Experience using and maintaining shop equipment (e.g drill press, band saw)

Specialized Technology Skills:

  • Experience with software required to use 3-D Printers and other equipment (AutoCAD or similar)

Other Qualifications:

Edgewood College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence – the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values — truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:

Edgewood College
Human Resources – PEPC
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
Equal Opportunity Employer