Assistant Professor of Engineering

Northampton, Hampshire County
Aug 04, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
The Picker Engineering Program at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track, full-time Assistant Professor of Engineering to begin July 2015. Responsibilities include teaching four engineering courses per year, developing an active research program within engineering, and advising student research. Teaching responsibilities include one or more of our core courses (mass and energy balances, statics, circuits, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics) in addition to our introductory and capstone experiences and developing electives in the candidate's area of specialty. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in engineering or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment and a commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Candidates with postdoctoral or other substantial experience and demonstrated ability to work with diverse student populations are especially encouraged to apply. Smith College's ABET-accredited Picker Engineering Program is situated within a liberal arts college and is the nation's first such program at a women's college. The Program, which is located in a newly constructed, LEED® certified, 400,000 square foot science and engineering building with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, strives to prepare our diverse engineering student body, from 33 U.S. states and 24 countries, for global citizenship and a sustainable future. Graduates have gone on to leadership positions in industry, non-profit, government, and higher education. Faculty and student research currently addresses contemporary issues in engineering with applications in energy, the environment, human health, and education. Details about the Program may be found at Located in the vibrant community of Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest independent women's college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects; tenure-track faculty members enjoy a generous sabbatical policy. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life and broad collegial opportunities. Submit applications to with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements on teaching and research, and the names and contact information for three confidential references. Review of applications will begin on November 14, 2014. Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.