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Appointment Type: Faculty Full-time, Admin Full-time
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Categories: Faculty
Position Grade: VAP

The Mechanical Engineering Department at Union College of Schenectady, NY invites applications for two visiting assistant professor positions starting January 2022.  A Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (or closely related field) is required, but applicants close to finishing the Ph.D. will also be considered.  We strongly encourage applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field.  Increasing diversity on campus is a top priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world.

The successful candidates would teach and develop content for a range of undergraduate courses and laboratories in the areas of solid mechanics, engineering graphics, and/or manufacturing as well as teach other common introductory engineering science courses.  Demonstrated excellence in teaching is a requirement for success in the position. 

Union College is an undergraduate, residential, independent, liberal arts college committed to integrating engineering and science with the humanities and social sciences in new and exciting ways.  We are located in New York State's Capital Region, three hours from NYC, Boston and Montreal.  We fully support interdisciplinary learning opportunities for students and interdisciplinary teaching opportunities for faculty.  We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity.  We blend 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 those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status.

The application package must include: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement and a research statement.  Please provide names and contact information for the three references when you complete the online application. An email will be sent automatically requesting that they upload their letter of recommendation to our system. The teaching statement should reflect on teaching experience, as well as information on how the applicant can contribute to the diversity of educational experiences and offerings and engage with students with diverse skills or backgrounds.  The research statement should outline research plans and ways to involve undergraduate students. Please find the ad for this position at, and follow the submission instructions therein.  Review of applications will begin on 28 May 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.  Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Professor Rebecca Cortez,

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

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