Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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University of Scranton
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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University Mission
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Diversity & Inclusion
The University of Scranton embraces diversity and inclusion through its mission, Jesuit identity, strategic plans, community outreach programs, and numerous diversity programs. The University of Scranton is an Equal Opportunity employer and actively solicits applications from diverse candidates. Please see our website at for our full non-discrimination statement. The University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is infused across all facets of the University; where the environment is welcoming, respectful of freedom of expression and dedicated to social justice, cultural competence and the value of diversity. All applicants are required to provide a statement that indicates their commitment to diversity and inclusion and how this informs their pedagogy.

Physics & Engineering

Job Purpose:
The Department of Physics & Engineering at The University of Scranton invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin August 2021.

Essential Duties:
Responsibilities include teaching a variety of undergraduate lectures/labs (9-12 credits per semester), maintaining an active research program involving students, contributing to curriculum development and program assessment, providing service to the university, and effectuating a new program in Mechanical Engineering.

Additional Skills Required:
The successful candidate will demonstrate: - A commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring - The expertise to teach several core undergraduate mechanical engineering courses, including but not limited to manufacturing processes, materials engineering, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, thermodynamics, and senior capstone design project - An ability and desire to effectuate the new program in mechanical engineering through implementing curriculum improvement and selecting appropriate laboratory equipment - Sustained research/scholarship with undergraduate student participation - Excellent verbal and written communication skills in the English language - An ability to work with a diverse group of faculty members and students

Minimum Education Requirements:
A PhD in Mechanical Engineering or closely related engineering field is required; expertise in advanced manufacturing or fluid/thermal science is preferred. A BS in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering is required.

Preferred Education:

Minimum Job Experience Requirements:

Preferred Qualifications:
Previous teaching experience at the undergraduate level is preferred.

Full Time/Part Time:

Annual Schedule:

Assistant Professor

Tenure Track

Special Instructions to Applicants:
The Physics & Engineering department is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. We welcome applications from individuals of different backgrounds and life experiences. Those interested should apply online at, complete the application, and attach the following: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) description of undergraduate teaching/mentoring experience, (4) explanation of areas of expertise and student inclusion in research, (5) unofficial academic transcripts, and (6) the names and email addresses of three professional references who will be contacted for a letter of recommendation via our online application process. Review of applications will begin on December 11, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information, please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Christine Zakzewski, at [email protected] For further information about the Physics & Engineering Department, visit our web page at

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Job No:
Posted: 1/19/2021
Application Due: 1/19/2033
Work Type: Full Time