Union College — Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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 starting September 1, 2019 focused in the areas of manufacturing, design and design for manufacturability, and/or material science. A Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (or closely related field) is required, but applicants close to finishing the Ph.D. will also be considered. We strongly encourage applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field. Increasing diversity on campus is a key objective of this hire and a top priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world.

The successful candidate would teach and develop content for a range of undergraduate courses and laboratories in their sub-field as well as teach other common introductory engineering science courses. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and conducting high quality, peer reviewed and published research are requirements for success in the position. Union College has a strong record in undergraduate research, and candidates will be expected to pursue an active program of scholarly research involving undergraduate students. Additionally, Union strongly values its liberal arts tradition and candidates who are willing and able to teach more broadly, in appropriate interdisciplinary programs and/or to the broader campus community, will be given preference.

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 are located in New York State’s Capital Region, three hours from NYC, Boston and Montreal. We fully support interdisciplinary learning opportunities for students and interdisciplinary 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 and a research statement. We also require three letters of recommendation. The teaching statement should reflect on teaching experience, as well as information on how the applicant can contribute to the diversity of educational experiences and offerings and engage with students with diverse skills or backgrounds. Please find the ad for this position in http://jobs.union.edu, and follow the submission instructions therein. Review of applications will begin on 30 November 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Professor Rebecca Cortez, cortez@union.edu.

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

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