Open-Rank Tenure-Track positions in Mechanical Engineering

Job description

The Mechanical Engineering Department at Bucknell University seeks outstanding applicants for three open-rank tenure-track faculty positions starting in August 2019. The Department offers B.S. and M.S. degree programs in mechanical engineering.

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or a closely related discipline at the time of appointment and show promise for excellence in both teaching and scholarship. The candidates should be able to teach broadly across the undergraduate mechanical engineering curriculum, and must have the ability and commitment to pursue an independent research program of high quality and importance. The Department is in need of faculty with teaching ability in various areas of mechanical engineering, including mechanical design, manufacturing, thermo-fluid systems, and computational methods. Applicants should have research expertise in one of the following: (a) Robotics, Mechatronics, or Electromechanical Systems, (b) Thermal/Fluids/Energy Sciences, (c) Advanced or Additive Manufacturing, or (d) a technical area in mechanical engineering that advances the current expertise in the Department.

Applications must include a cover letter, a teaching statement (2 pages maximum), a research statement (2 pages maximum), and a current curriculum vitae. The cover letter is to include a list of up to four required engineering courses in our curriculum (BSME LINK) and two senior/graduate elective course topics that the applicant is most interested in developing and teaching. Applicants will provide references upon request. Applications will only be accepted online through Bucknell's career site ( and they will be reviewed beginning on Monday November 5, 2018 in the order in which they are received until the position is filled.

About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell's 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.

Bucknell's beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University's main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell's surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.





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Posted: 9/7/2018
Application Due: 11/6/2018
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