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

Applications for a three-year visiting assistant professor position either starting March 2022 or September 2022. A Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (or closely related field) is required, but applicants close to finishing their 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 candidate will have a strong background in one of our core teaching areas: solid mechanics or thermal fluid sciences. Teaching experience in other areas such as engineering graphics, manufacturing, and control theory are also desired. Candidates with strong research experience and willingness to engage undergraduate students in scholarly research will be favorably considered.

Union College ( is an undergraduate, residential, independent, liberal arts college located in New York State's Capital Region, three hours from NYC, Boston and Montreal. We emphasize close collaborations between faculty and students and have campus-wide initiatives promoting the creative integration of science and engineering with the humanities and social sciences. We currently offer ABET-accredited degree programs in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. 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. You will be asked to include names and contact information for three references through our online application system at An email will be sent automatically to references requesting a letter of recommendation. 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 similarly outline ways to involve undergraduate students that have diverse skills and backgrounds. Please find the ad for this position at, and follow the submission instructions therein. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Associate Professor, David Hodgson,

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

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