Mechanical Engineering - Visiting Assistant Professor
Union College - Schenectady, NY

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The Mechanical Engineering Department at Union College in Schenectady, NY invites applications for a three year visiting assistant professor position starting September 1, 2013. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a range of undergraduate courses and laboratories in the thermal-fluids stem of the curriculum. We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer and an interest in developing undergraduate content in these areas. Preference will be given to candidates who can also teach introductory courses in the solid mechanics stem and other mechanical engineering courses. A Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (or closely related field) and a strong commitment to undergraduate education are required. Undergraduate research is a primary focus at Union College and, although this position is primarily aimed at teaching, candidates will be strongly encouraged to pursue an active program of scholarly research and involve undergraduate students in their work. Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. The application package must include: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement and the names and contact information of three people willing to provide letters of recommendation. Please consolidate the materials into a single pdf file and email (preferred method) it to or mail to the search committee chair: Andrew J. Rapoff, Ph.D.; Mechanical Engineering Department; Union College; Schenectady, NY 12308. Review of applications will begin on January 14, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Diversity at Union College Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity.

Union College’s strategic plan highlights the role of diversity in providing an effective education for the 21 st century at the heart of our mission and vision for the College. Diversifying the student body, the faculty, the administration, the staff and the curriculum requires a commitment to honor our mission and advance our goals. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, ability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and national origin.

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