Visiting Assistant Professor

Easton, Pennsylvania
Apr 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Mechanical Engineering of Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning in August, 2017. The position may be extended beyond one year; reappointment would be subject to need and satisfactory performance.

Successful candidates will possess enthusiasm for teaching and the ability to communicate complex technical topics to students. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach a broad range of mechanical engineering subjects, and who have the potential to instruct in hands-on laboratory environments and to advise design projects.

Lafayette College is a small, private, undergraduate-only institution emphasizing superior education in engineering and the liberal arts. The College is located in eastern Pennsylvania, 70 miles from both New York City and Philadelphia. The ME Department has approximately 180 students across all classes.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or a closely related field by the time of appointment. Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

A cover letter, statement of teaching interests, and a curriculum vitae should be addressed to: Dr. Jenn Rossmann, Search Committee Chair, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Lafayette College, Easton, PA, 18042. Please upload applications to In your cover letter, please address how your teaching, mentoring, and/or community service might support Lafayette College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity statement: ( Please also include 3 letters of recommendation with your application.

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