Assistant or Associate Professor Energy Science and Engineering

Troy, Rensselaer County
Jul 23, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
The Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering (MANE) at RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE in Troy, NY invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Energy Science and Engineering to begin August 15, 2015 or thereafter. The emphasis is on individuals at the Assistant or Associate Professor levels. Exceptionally qualified individuals in all areas of energy conversion, transport, and storage are encouraged to apply. Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in modern aspects of thermal energy science and engineering and sustainable energy processes, materials, and systems. Candidates must possess an earned PhD or foreign degree equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field. In addition, the successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the potential to carry out the following position duties: develop and maintain an internationally recognized, interdisciplinary program of funded research in Energy Science and Engineering, to actively contribute to the core graduate and undergraduate teaching missions of MANE and engage in department, institute and professional service activities. MANE is in a period of unprecedented growth with many new faculty positions anticipated in the next five years fueled by the recently announced Faculty Expansion Initiative in the School of Engineering. Research conducted at MANE addresses some of the world’s most pressing technological challenges—from energy and sustainable development to materials, manufacturing, controls, biotechnology and human health—and the faculty members are at the leading edge of their fields. The department's annual research expenditures total more than $13 million. More than 1,100 undergraduate students and 150 graduate students are currently enrolled in MANE. Energy Science and Engineering is one of the principal cross-cutting research directions in MANE and is currently supported by faculty with research activities in thermo-fluids phenomena in microscale and nanoscale materials, devices, and systems; novel energy materials development; microscale phase change, combustion, and solar and vibration power harvesting. Applicants must send a cover letter, complete CV, up to a three-page statement of research accomplishments and goals, a one-page description of teaching interests and contact information for a minimum of four professional references. Please send material in a single PDF document to, subject line: Mechanical Engineering Faculty Position. We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Website: