Assistant Professor - Mechanical Engineering - Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester New York

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, New York 14623

United States

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Requisition Number     

Position Title     
Instructional Faculty

Kate Gleason College of Engineering

KGCOE Mechanical Engineering

Faculty Type (Tenure Status)     

Faculty Rank     
Assistant Professor

Employment Category     

Anticipated Start Date     

Department/College Description     

The Mechanical Engineering Department has a strong commitment to engineering education and offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Master of Engineering degree programs as well as a Ph.D. in Engineering in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering.  The Department offers aerospace engineering, bioengineering, automotive engineering, and energy systems options to students completing their baccalaureate in mechanical engineering.  The emphasis of our program is on career-oriented, hands-on education with a mandatory co-op program.  Candidates are sought who can contribute to existing and develop new sponsored research programs in the Department and the College.  Our primary focus for the position is an individual who can contribute to the growth and development of our teaching mission and scholarship activities.
The Kate Gleason College of Engineering has established its reputation as preeminent in career-oriented engineering education with a rapidly growing commitment to research.  It offers bachelor degree programs in biomedical, chemical, computer, electrical, industrial, mechanical and microelectronic engineering, and comprehensive, innovative masters programs in a range of engineering disciplines including a broad-based cross-disciplinary doctoral degree in engineering, and a Ph.D. program in Microsystems Engineering.  The college offers outstanding facilities to support both teaching and research.  For more information visit, and

THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER COMMUNITY: RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. RIT is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.

Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest metropolitan area in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to over one million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 16% African and Latin Americans and another 7% of international origin. It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 3rd among the best metropolitan regions for “raising a family" by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having the best “quality of life in the nation”; and is among Essence Magazine’s “Top 10 Cities for Black Families.”

Detailed Job Description     
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) invites applications for a tenure track faculty position anticipated to be filled at the Assistant Professor level.  Typical duties include teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, developing technical and graduate electives in accordance with his/her area of expertise, developing an externally funded research program, advising graduate student theses, supervising undergraduate student design teams and performing other professional duties.  We are seeking an individual who has:

• Demonstrated classroom teaching experience
• Professional work experience
• Ability to contribute to existing and developing sponsored programs in the Department and the College
• Ability to contribute to the growth and development of one or more of the aerospace engineering, bioengineering, automotive engineering, and energy systems curricular options
• Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

They should also have the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and diversity commitment.  
Required Minimum Education Level     

How To Apply     
Apply online at  
Search Openings, then Keyword Search: 1369BR.

Please note: Applicants must submit and observe page limit request.

Please submit online  your application, your cover letter (2-pg limit- the cover letter MUST include brief statements of: your qualifications how your background aligns with RIT Mechanical Engineering commitment to diversity (see contribution to diversity statement) in accordance with RIT’s values); Resume/CV (5-pg limit) and upload the following attachments:

• Statement of teaching interest and philosophy (1-pg limit)
• Overview of research interest and plan for future development (1-pg limit)
• Names, addresses and phone numbers of four references

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at:  Dr. Alan Nye, Professor and Faculty Search Committee Chairperson, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Kate Gleason College of Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, 76 Lomb Memorial Dr., Rochester, NY 14623-5604, E-mail:
To receive full consideration, all application materials should be received by January 31, 2015. The position will be kept open until an acceptable candidate is found.
Additional Details     
RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

RIT provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, veterans or wounded warriors where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Keyword Phrases

  • Engineering
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: At least 1 years
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Best if Apply By 1/31/2015