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Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Engineering (Mechanical and First-Year Engineering)

Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

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About Hofstra:

At Hofstra University, intellectual curiosity is not just aspirational – it is central to how we engage on a daily basis. Hofstra faculty work within a diverse scholarly community committed to student success, intellectual discovery, free inquiry, inclusivity, and collaboration.
Enrolling more than 10,000 students, Hofstra offers students an array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs spanning the arts, humanities, sciences, business, engineering, law, health care, communications, and more.
Our accomplished faculty collaborate with students to explore interdisciplinary questions and produce innovative research that lays the foundation for future personal and professional success. With a beautiful campus in Hempstead, NY, Hofstra’s location seamlessly merges the tranquility of coastal suburban living with the boundless opportunities of nearby New York City.
Hofstra University seeks candidates who will contribute to a supportive climate for students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

Position Title:

Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Engineering (Mechanical and First-Year Engineering)

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School of Engineering


Department of Engineering

Full-Time or Part-Time:



The Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science is pleased to invite applications for an anticipated tenure-track faculty position at the assistant/associate professor level in mechanical engineering and first-year engineering in the Department of Engineering at Hofstra University.
The Department of Engineering has an opening in its mechanical engineering/first-year engineering program for a faculty member with expertise in at least one of the following: machine design, modeling of dynamic systems, mechanical vibrations, mechatronics and/or similar fields. The engineering programs at Hofstra are experiencing rapid growth, and the successful applicant will contribute to the department’s ability to offer a top-tier undergraduate educational experience to our students. Hence, candidates must be effective communicators with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, be able to initiate sustained research – especially of a type that can involve advanced undergraduates – and show initiative in seeking external funding for research. More information about Hofstra University’s Department of Engineering can be found at The start date for this position is September 1, 2024.


  • Earned PhD in mechanical engineering or a closely related field.
  • Successful candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in an educational environment.

Preferred Quals Summary:

  • Experience and/or expertise in first-year engineering programs.

Special Instructions:

Please upload the following with your application for consideration:· Cover letter· Curriculum vitae· A statement of teaching and research interests· Sample publications· Contact information for 3 or more academic references
Inquiries should be directed to the Department of Engineering at


Open until filled

Tenure Track:


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EEO Statement:

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

Salary/Salary Range:

$95,000 - $135,000


Working at Hofstra University

Hofstra University is a dynamic private university where students will benefit from large-university resources and thrive within a small college atmosphere.  At Hofstra, students can choose from 155 undergraduate and 170 graduate program options within the Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs; School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts; School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University and Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at Hofstra University; Hofstra University Continuing Education; Honors College; Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; Maurice A. Deane School of Law; School of Education; School of Engineering and Applied Science; and School of Health Professions and Human Services. Students also benefit from small classes (student-to-faculty ratio of 13-to-1 and an average undergraduate class size of just 21 students), flexible schedules, and close proximity to the cultural and networking aspects of New York City.

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