Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Easton, Pennsylvania
Aug 16, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Mechanical Engineering Department of Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, to begin in July, 2018. The Department seeks a colleague who possesses an enthusiasm for teaching and has the ability to communicate complex technical topics to undergraduate students. Candidates from any of the mechanical engineering sub-disciplines will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach a broad range of subjects, who have the potential to instruct in hands-on laboratory environments and/or who demonstrate a willingness to lead cornerstone and capstone design projects. In addition to providing effective and engaging undergraduate instruction, candidates must demonstrate the ability to establish a research program that will result in published scholarly work in peer-reviewed venues, and the desire to contribute to the College through various forms of service. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or a closely related field.

Lafayette College is a small, private, undergraduate-only institution emphasizing superior education in engineering and the liberal arts. The College, founded in 1826, is located in eastern Pennsylvania, 70 miles from both New York City and Philadelphia. The Mechanical Engineering Department has a total of approximately 250 majors in all four classes.

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. In your application letter, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring and/or community service might support Lafayette’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the college’s diversity statement (http://www.lafayette.edu/about/diversity-statement/). Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

An application letter, statement of teaching interests, description of research area and direction, and a curriculum vitae should be addressed to: Dr. Jeffrey Helm, Search Committee Chair, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Lafayette College. Please submit your application via Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/43979 . Review of applications will begin October 16, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.


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