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Appointment Type: Faculty Full-time
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Categories: Faculty

The Mechanical Engineering Department at Union College in Schenectady, NY invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position starting 1 September 2024 focused in the area of computational thermal fluid sciences. Candidates with computational research in energy and/or environmental applications are especially encouraged to apply. 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 key objective of this hire and a top priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world.

The successful candidate would teach and develop content for a range of undergraduate courses and laboratories in thermal fluid sciences, courses with a significant communication/writing component, and potentially other introductory engineering courses. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and conducting high quality, peer reviewed and published research are requirements for success in the position. Union College has a strong record in undergraduate research, and candidates will be expected to pursue an active program of scholarly research involving undergraduate students. Additionally, Union strongly values its liberal arts tradition and candidates who are willing and able to teach to the broader campus community will be given preference.

The application package must include: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and a research statement. The teaching statement should reflect on the candidate’s teaching philosophy and experience, as well as on the growing role of computational approaches within the ME thermal fluid sciences and how that changing role should impact the ME undergraduate curriculum.   Additionally, the teaching statement should provide information on how the applicant can contribute to the diversity of educational experiences and offerings and engage with students with diverse skills or backgrounds. You will also be asked to include names and contact information for three references through our online application system at If selected for the shortlist an email will be sent automatically to these references requesting a letter of recommendation.

The salary for this position is $91,000-94,000, commensurate with experience. If selected for the shortlist an email will be sent automatically to these references requesting a letter of recommendation. Please find the ad for this position at, and follow the submission instructions therein. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Professor Brad Bruno (

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 the city of Schenectady within New York State's Capital Region, three hours from New York City, Boston, and Montreal. We fully support interdisciplinary learning opportunities for students and interdisciplinary teaching and research 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. We expect all faculty members to contribute to a thriving, diverse, and inclusive learning community, while promoting a sense of belonging among students, other faculty, and staff colleagues.

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

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