Assistant Professor

Location
Worcester
Posted
Sep 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Assistant Professor

Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Department: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Position Status:

Basic Function:
The Mechanical Engineering Department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. Required qualifications for the position include: an earned doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a closely related field, a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, a demonstrated record of, or potential for scholarly research, and excellent communication skills. Candidates will be considered from the general areas of turbomachinery, aircraft propulsion, combustion, aeroacoustics, multiphase flows, or other closely related areas.

Successful candidates will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses as well as advising undergraduate projects in the Mechanical Engineering Program and Aerospace Engineering Program of the Mechanical Engineering Department. The candidates will be expected to develop and sustain an externally funded research program accompanied by strong scholarship.

The Mechanical Engineering Department at WPI (http://www.wpi.edu/academics/me/) has 35 full-time faculty members and offers undergraduate degrees in mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering to about 1,000 students. The department offers graduate degrees in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, materials science and engineering, and manufacturing engineering to about 300 graduate students. The department's externally sponsored research expenditures averaged over past five years has exceeded $10M a year.

WPI's reputation as a rigorous and innovative university rests on the shoulders of its faculty. A highly selective, private technological university and one of the nation's first, WPI believes that when great minds work together, great advances follow. At WPI the boundaries to multidisciplinary collaboration are low—faculty members, students, and other partners work together on the real-world projects and purposeful research that are hallmarks of the WPI experience. We are most proud of a recent No. 1 ranking for “faculty who best combine research and teaching.” (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Ed, 2016). Located one hour west of Boston, the university's campus is in Worcester, Massachusetts, a thriving 21st century college city recognized as a growing hub of scientific and technological innovation.

Applications should include curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and a list of five professional references submitted to http://careers.wpi.edu/postings .This search will remain open until the position is filled. Questions can be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Gatsonis at gatsonis@wpi.edu.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • see above

    Position Requirements

  • Required qualifications for the position include: an earned doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a closely related field, a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, a demonstrated record of, or potential for scholarly research, and excellent communication skills.

    Posting Date: 09/15/2017

    Open Until Filled:

    Special Instructions to Applicants:


    EEO Information:
    WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

    Criminal Background Check Statement:
    A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

    To apply, visit: https://careers.wpi.edu/postings/5002

    WPI’s reputation as a rigorous and innovative university rests on the shoulders of its faculty. A highly selective, private technological university and one of the nation’s first, WPI believes that when great minds work together, great advances follow. At WPI the boundaries to multidisciplinary collaboration are low—faculty members, students, and other partners work together on the real-world projects and purposeful research that are hallmarks of the WPI experience. We are most proud of a recent No. 1 ranking for “faculty who best combine research and teaching.” (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Ed, 2016) Located one hour west of Boston, the university’s campus is in Worcester, Massachusetts, a thriving 21stcentury college city recognized as a growing hub of scientific and technological innovation.

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