Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering


The Mechanical Engineering Department at Union College of Schenectady, NY invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position (or advanced standing for suitable candidates) starting 1 September 2017.

A Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (or closely related field), excellence in teaching and a demonstrated commitment to high quality, peer reviewed and published research are required. Undergraduate research is a primary focus at Union College, and candidates will be expected to pursue an active program of scholarly research involving undergraduate students. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a range of undergraduate courses and laboratories in the thermal-fluids stem of the Mechanical Engineering curriculum. We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in fluid mechanics, computational methods, heat transfer and energy studies who will develop course content in these areas. Preference will be given to candidates who can also teach courses outside of the thermal-fluid sciences, in appropriate interdisciplinary programs and to the broader campus community.

Union College is an undergraduate, residential, independent, liberal arts college committed to integrating engineering and science with the humanities and social sciences in new and exciting ways. We fully support interdisciplinary learning opportunities for students and teaching opportunities for faculty. We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. We blend 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 those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status.

The application package must include: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement and the names and contact information of three people willing to provide letters of recommendation. Please comment in your letter on your commitment to the ideals of joining a diverse community. Please consolidate the materials into a single pdf file and email it to mesearch@union.edu. Review of applications will begin on 28 November 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.