Union College — Visiting Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering Department at Union College of Schenectady, NY invites applications for a 3-yr visiting assistant professor position starting September 1, 2018 for candidates who can teach a range of undergraduate courses and laboratories in material science and/or solid mechanics. We welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world.

Union College is a highly selective liberal arts college committed to integrating engineering and science with the humanities and social sciences in new and exciting ways. We are located in New York State’s Capital Region, three hours from NYC and Boston. At Union, institutional expectations and support are balanced between teaching and research; the ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about teaching, supervising undergraduate research, and sustaining an independent research program. The position involves teaching two courses in each of three trimesters. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed the Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or a related area; applicants close to finishing the Ph.D. will also be considered.

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. 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, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement and the names and contact information of three people willing to provide letters of recommendation through our online application system. Please comment in your letter on how you have and will contribute to a diverse community. Please find the ad for this position in http://jobs.union.edu, and follow the submission instructions therein. Review of applications will begin on January 26th, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Professor Ann Anderson, andersoa@union.edu.