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Visiting Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Lafayette College
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Easton

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Lafayette College: Faculty Positions: Mechanical Engineering

Location: Easton, PA
Open Date: Feb 26, 2024

Description
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, (https://me.lafayette.edu), invites applications for two visiting assistant professor positions beginning in August 2024. Lafayette is an undergraduate-only institution, and the Mechanical Engineering Department features small class sizes, hands-on laboratory experiences in each year of the curriculum, and five to six student-selected year-long capstone design projects annually. The Department seeks dynamic, inclusive teachers, who are interested in offering hands-on courses. The positions are each one-year, full-time appointments, with the equivalent of a three-course teaching load per semester. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or related field by the start of the appointment.

The Department offers professional development support through class observations and mentorship. Lafayette College also supports our visiting faculty members through the Hanson Center for Inclusive STEM Education and a year-long orientation and development program, organized by our Center for the Integration of Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (CITLS). Visiting faculty members are offered funding for travel to a professional conference and for research students through our EXCEL Scholars and Clare Boothe Luce Scholars programs.

Lafayette College is deeply committed to creating a diverse community, one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share in the responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. In cultivating this community, the Engineering programs at Lafayette have taken a national leadership role in diversity as evidenced by recently being recognized by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) for a commitment to the Engineering Deans' Diversity Pledge. Lafayette's engineering programs are among the top 20 in the nation for women on the faculty and for Bachelor's degrees awarded to women. Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and underrepresented groups.

Lafayette College is located within 75 miles of both New York City and Philadelphia and is a small, highly selective undergraduate institution emphasizing superior education in engineering and the liberal arts. Lafayette has offered engineering programs for over 150 years. Since inception, the programs have emphasized close interaction between students and faculty. The engineering program is ranked in the top 20 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report among undergraduate-focused institutions.


Qualifications
Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or related field by the start of the appointment.


Application Instructions
To apply, please submit application materials, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy including course interests, and three letters of reference.. In the cover letter, please address how you will support Lafayette College's commitment to diversity and inclusion as articulated in the College’s diversity statement (https://about.lafayette.edu/diversity-statement/). Review of applications will begin on March 18 and will continue until the positions are filled.


For more information and to apply, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/141660

Lafayette College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, religion, age, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law in its educational programs and activities, admissions, or employment as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of sex); the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of disability); Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin); and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which requires that the College not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin); and other applicable laws and College policies.






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Working for Lafayette College

Lafayette is a private liberal arts college rated "most academically competitive" for admissions with 2,300 undergraduates studying engineering, the humanities, and the social and natural sciences. Lafayette is not only a great place for students to learn, but also a great place to work for its 650 full-time employees. 

Lafayette's faculty include 195 full-time teacher-scholars, all of whom hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their field. Teaching, student mentoring, and scholarship are the top priorities of the faculty at Lafayette. The educational philosophy focuses on direct student-faculty contact not only in the classroom but also in research projects and social settings.

Hailing from 39 states and 51 countries, Lafayette's students represent a wide variety of ethnic, social, cultural, and economic backgrounds. These students enrich the campus community with their ideas and experiences and, above all, their desire to learn.

Founded in 1826 by citizens of Easton, Lafayette is located in the tree-lined neighborhood of College Hill, overlooking the Delaware River and downtown Easton, a 15-minute walk from campus. The college has grown to include 60 buildings on 340 acres including a 230-acre athletic campus.

Lafayette is a leader in faculty-mentored student research, study abroad programs, internships and externships, service learning, writing across the disciplines, first-year experiences, and creative projects. It is a place of academic excellence and opportunity where every student can realize his or her full potential.

Students may earn bachelor of arts in 32 fields and bachelor of science in four engineering disciplines and nine science fields. Lafayette offers students opportunities to customize their learning that are not available at other institutions where the focus is not exclusively on undergraduates. The Lafayette Experience means discovery both in and out of the classroom, through student-centered, active learning that combines the highest academic standards with diverse extracurricular programs. Lafayette graduates are prepared for success and leadership.

About Easton

Easton is about 70 miles west of New York City and 60 miles north of Philadelphia. It has been cited as one of the best small arts town in America. The 30,000 residents of Easton live on the eastern edge of the greater Lehigh Valley, a metropolitan area with a population of 650,000. Highlights of downtown Easton include Binney & Smith's Crayola Factory, the National Canal Museum, and the historic State Theatre, which features concerts, plays and dance by visiting artists.

The city was founded in 1752 by Thomas Penn, son of Pennsylvania's founder William Penn, and is one of only three colonial cities in which a public reading of the Declaration of Independence occurred on July 8, 1776. Easton is the county seat for Pennsylvania's Northampton County.

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