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

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, New York 14623

United States


Detailed Job Description

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Assistant Professor

Title Instructional Faculty

Department KGCOE Mechanical Engineering

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.

The Department has a strong commitment to engineering education and offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Master of Engineering degree programs. The Department also contributes to a growing multi-disciplinary Ph.D. program in microsystems 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 undergraduate co-op program. Candidates are sought who can develop new and contribute to existing 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 one or more of the above curricular options.

We are seeking an individual who has 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.

Additional Details 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, gender, religion, sexual orientations, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.

For further information, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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.

Faculty Type Tenure-Track

Faculty Discipline Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Bioengineering, Energy and Environment Engineering

Employment Category Fulltime

Required Application Documents Curriculum Vitae or Resume, Cover Letter, Research Statement, List of References, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Required Minimum Education Level PhD

Required Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a Ph.D. in a related field. Applicants with a Ph.D. in a related field must have at least one degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Strong written and oral communication skills. 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.

Anticipated Start Date 19-Aug-2013

College/Division Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Department/College Description
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 microsystems engineering.

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 and institutes emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 3,000 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 a “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years. RIT is responsive to the needs of dual career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.

Rochester, located on Lake Ontario, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest city in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to nearly one million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of 22% African and Latino 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 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.”

Faculty Rank Assistant Professor

How To Apply
Apply online at Search: 110BR. Applicants must submit a letter (2-pg limit) of interest addressing all listed qualifications including contribution to diversity’ statement; a resume/curriculum vita (5-pg limit); a statement of teaching interest and philosophy (1-pg limit); an overview of research interest and plan for future development (1-pg limit); and the names, addresses and phone numbers of four references. Please observe the page limits.

For questions about the position, you may contact the search committee chair: 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, Phone: (585) 475-6121, E-mail:

Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until an acceptable candidate is found. Applicants are encouraged to apply by November 14, 2012.

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Keyword Phrases

  • Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Energy and Environment Engineering
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume