Assistant Professor - Mechanical Engineering Technology (Mechatronics)

Brooklyn, NY
Feb 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York (CUNY), a comprehensive college of over 17,000 students in downtown Brooklyn, offering associate and baccalaureate degrees, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Mechanical Engineering Technology focusing on Mechatronics at the Assistant Professor level, to begin during the 2017-2018 academic year.

The Mechanical Engineering Technology department has a full-time faculty of nine, supplemented with part-time faculty members. It offers Associate in Applied Science degrees (AAS) in Mechanical Engineering Technology and Industrial Design Technology and a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering Technology. The department is developing a concentration in Mechatronics. The Mechanical Engineering Technology programs are accredited by ETAC/ABET.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach courses in areas such as control systems and mechatronics, instrumentation, and robotics, as well as conduct research, develop new courses, and engage in service activities. Teaching areas will include: mechatronics, instrumentation, robotics, design, and manufacturing processes.


A PhD is strongly preferred. Prior teaching is highly desirable. A minimum of ten years of industrial experience in mechanical engineering, manufacturing, or a related field is essential, as is proficiency with CAD/CAM/CNC, and Finite Elements. Candidates with a minimum of a master's degree in mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology (or closely related field) plus a PE license who have strong industry experience can be considered.

The candidate should be able to demonstrate a strong working knowledge of various elements of mechatronics design and fabrication including but not limited to control systems, control electronics, digital control systems, and mechanical systems.

In filling this position, the Department seeks leadership qualifications and skills needed to formulate and direct a growing mechatronics program. Additional desired experience includes: proposal/grant solicitation and management skills, experience working in a collaborative multidisciplinary environment, and an interest in developing and fostering public-private partnerships and industry related student internship programs.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with review of applications to begin January 2, 2017.


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: NYC College of Technology

Job Title: Assistant Professor - Mechanical Engineering Technology (Mechatronics)

Job ID: 16053

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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