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Professor of Practice- Engineering

Clarkson University
Potsdam, NY

Job Details

The Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering at Clarkson University invites applications for a full time Professor of Practice position in Engineering (starting date as early as January 2024). A Ph.D. in Engineering or related area is preferred as well as significant industrial experience. The successful candidate will take an active role in the continued development of engineering manufacturing at Clarkson as a result of a 32-million-dollar financial commitment from the Solinsky Engineering Leadership Challenge which represents the largest directed gift in the history of Clarkson University and will result in an 80-million-dollar investment in engineering. The academic year salary range for this position is: $95,000 to $120,000 depending on experience, with the possibility of supplementing this during the summer. Clarkson’s Coulter School of Engineering currently offers B.S., M.S. and PhD. degrees in several areas of engineering. Successful candidates will be expected to teach fundamental undergraduate and graduate courses in engineering, and significantly increase Clarkson's engagement and partnership with industry. Details about the Coulter School of Engineering can be found at More information about this position is available at: Applications are to include a CV and contact information for at least three professional references. For additional information, contact the chair of the search committee, Prof. Kenneth Willmert,


Minimal Qualifications:

  • BS plus 10 years of industry experience or MS plus 5 years of industry experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. plus 10 years of industry experience and teaching experience

Application Procedure:

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, Diversity Statement and contact information for three professional references through the University’s website at

An equal opportunity / affirmative action employer, Clarkson actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities. Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal background check.

Range: $95,000- $120,000


Working at Clarkson University

As a private, national research university, Clarkson is a leader in technological education and sustainable economic development through teaching, scholarship, research and innovation.   We ignite personal connections across academic fields and industries to create the entrepreneurial mindset, knowledge and intellectual curiosity needed to innovate world-relevant solutions and cultivate the leaders of tomorrow. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the New York Capital Region, Beacon, N.Y., and New York City, Clarkson educates 4,300 students across 95+ rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, the arts, education, sciences and health professions. Clarkson alumni earn salaries that are among the top 2.5% in the nation and realize accelerated career growth.  One in five already leads as a CEO, senior executive or owner of a company. 

Clarkson welcomes scholars and students from all over the world.

Our community and campus settings enhance the quality of student life and afford students access to and interaction with their faculty. We value the diversity of our University community; and we strive to attune ourselves and our programs to our global, pluralistic society. We share the belief that humane and environmentally sound economic and social development derive from the expansion, diffusion and application of knowledge.

Through our Office of Human Resources, we focus on the recruitment, onboarding, training and professional development of our employee community across multiple campuses and learning environments. The goal is a campus community where all are welcomed and valued members who contribute to the development of global citizenship by promoting a diverse and inclusive environment.


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Together we ignite the mindsets and skill sets that are in demand for tomorrow’s best careers . To think, act and lead globally, we span disciplines to find new solutions and deepen our respect for the diversity of our University community.

We develop innovative programs and research portfolios in partnership with business and industry to explore, create and achieve better futures. We invest in people, ideas and our campus’ living. We give our time, resources and goodwill to drive the future.

We are all Golden Knights who commit to living the Clarkson Values and sharing our success as a model of these ideals. Through the legacy of our personal accomplishments and generosity, we ensure the next generation has the same opportunities to create a better world for themselves and society.

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