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Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University of Scranton

Date Posted Nov. 12, 2020
Title Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University University of Scranton
Scranton, PA, United States
Department Physics/Engineering Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2021
  • Assistant Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Physics & Engineering at The University of Scranton invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin August 2021. Responsibilities include teaching a variety of undergraduate lectures/labs (9-12 credits per semester), maintaining an active research program involving students, contributing to curriculum development and program assessment, providing service to the university, and effectuating a new program in Mechanical Engineering.

A PhD in Mechanical Engineering or closely related engineering field is required; expertise in advanced manufacturing or fluid/thermal science is preferred. A BS in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering is required. Previous teaching experience at the undergraduate level is preferred. The Physics & Engineering department is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. We welcome applications from individuals of different backgrounds and life experiences.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

A commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring The expertise to teach several core undergraduate mechanical engineering courses, including but not limited to manufacturing processes, materials engineering, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, thermodynamics, and senior capstone design project An ability and desire to effectuate the new program in mechanical engineering through implementing curriculum improvement and selecting appropriate laboratory equipment Sustained research/scholarship with undergraduate student participation Excellent verbal and written communication skills in the English language. An ability to work with a diverse group of faculty members and students.

Those interested should apply online at, complete the application, and attach the following: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) description of undergraduate teaching/mentoring experience, (4) explanation of areas of expertise and student inclusion in research, (5) unofficial academic transcripts, and (6) the names and email addresses of three professional references who will be contacted for a letter of recommendation via our online application process. Review of applications will begin on December 11, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
For more information, please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Christine Zakzewski, at For further information about the Physics & Engineering Department, visit our web page at

  • The University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is infused across all facets of the University; where the environment is welcoming, respectful of freedom of expression and dedicated to social justice, cultural competence and the value of diversity. All applicants are required to provide a statement that indicates their commitment to diversity and inclusion and how this informs their pedagogy.

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Contact Information

  • Human Resources
    Physics/Engineering Department
    University of Scranton
    204 Monroe Avenue
    Scranton, PA 18510


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