Visiting Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering


The Mechanical Engineering Department at Union College of Schenectady, NY invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor, for a term of one to three years starting September 1, 2015. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory material science as well as a range of other undergraduate courses and laboratories in the ME curriculum. A Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (or closely related field) and a strong commitment to undergraduate education are required. Candidates will be expected to pursue an active program of scholarly research while at Union and involve undergraduate students in that work. The application package must include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and the names of three references. Please consolidate the materials into a single .pdf file and email it to (preferred method) or mail to: Prof. Brad Bruno, Search Committee Chair, Mechanical Engineering Department, Union College, Schenectady, NY 12308. Letters from the three references will be requested only for candidates receiving consideration for a campus interview. If requested, these letters should be separately sent to the above address and must be received prior to invitation for interview. Applications will be reviewed as received and the search will continue until the position is filled.

Union College, founded in 1795, is a highly-selective, independent college of 2,000 undergraduates. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is known for its distinctive blend of the liberal arts and technology. Union College offers its full-time employees an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous retirement plan and tuition remission.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity.

Union College is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s).

Union College’s strategic plan highlights the role of diversity in providing an effective education for the 21 st century at the heart of our mission and vision for the College. Diversifying the student body, the faculty, the administration, the staff and the curriculum requires a commitment to honor our mission and advance our goals. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, ability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and national origin.