Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Tenure Track)
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, (https://me.lafayette.edu), invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor beginning in July 2020. While applicants with experience in all fields of mechanical engineering will be considered, teaching expertise and research focus in design, materials, solid mechanics and/or systems and controls is particularly desirable.
The department seeks a colleague who possesses an enthusiasm for teaching and mentoring undergraduate students and has the ability to communicate complex technical topics. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach a broad range of mechanical engineering subjects, and who have the potential to instruct hands-on laboratories and advise student design projects. Candidates must demonstrate the potential to establish a research program that can engage undergraduate students and result in the publication of scholarly work in peer-reviewed venues.
The mechanical engineering department features small class sizes, hands-on laboratory experiences, and strong support for faculty research and professional development. The mechanical engineering department has eleven tenured/tenure-track faculty and graduates fifty to sixty majors each year, of whom, approximately thirty percent are women. The program features laboratory experiences in each year of the curriculum and offers five to six student-selected capstone design projects annually.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. by the time of appointment in mechanical engineering or a closely related field.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. by the time of appointment in mechanical engineering or a closely related field. To apply, please submit application materials, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and description of research area and direction online at: http://apply.interfolio.com/67601. In your cover letter, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or community service might support Lafayette College's commitment to diversity and inclusion as articulated in the College’s diversity statement (https://about.lafayette.edu/diversity-statement/).
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