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Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University of Scranton

Date Posted Aug. 21, 2023
Title Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University University of Scranton
Scranton , PA, United States
Department Physics & Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering

University of Scranton
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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University Mission
The University is a Catholic and Jesuit University animated by the spiritual vision and the tradition of excellence characteristic of the Society of Jesus and those who share in its way of proceeding. All candidates must indicate how they would help communicate and support the Catholic and Jesuit identity and mission of the University. The Universitys mission statement and a description of the history and concepts of the Ignatian teaching philosophy may be found at

Diversity & Inclusion
The University of Scranton embraces diversity and inclusion through its mission, Jesuit identity, strategic plans, community outreach programs, and numerous diversity programs. The University of Scranton is an Equal Opportunity employer and actively solicits applications from diverse candidates. Please see our website at for our full non-discrimination statement.All applicants are required to provide a statement that indicates their commitment to diversity and inclusion and how this informs their pedagogy.

Physics & Engineering

Job Purpose:
The Department of Physics & Engineering at The University of Scranton invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position beginning in January 2024 (preferred) or August 2024.

Essential Duties:
Responsibilities include teaching a variety of undergraduate lectures and labs (9-12 credits per semester), maintaining an active research program, mentoring students, contributing to program assessment, and providing service to the University.

Additional Skills Required:
The ideal candidate will demonstrate: A commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentorship Expertise in teaching several core undergraduate courses such as mechanics of materials, vibrations, machine design, and capstone design project Sustained research/scholarship with undergraduate student participation Experience with program assessment and student advising Practical, hands-on engineering skills or industrial experience Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English An ability to work with a diverse group of faculty members and students

Minimum Education Requirements:
A Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field by the date of appointment with expertise in machine design and mechanics of materials. A B.S. in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering is preferred.

Preferred Education:

Minimum Job Experience Requirements:
Previous teaching experience at the undergraduate level is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:

Full Time/Part Time:

Annual Schedule:

Assistant Professor

Tenure Track

Special Instructions to Applicants:
The Physics & Engineering department is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. We welcome applications from individuals of different backgrounds and life experiences. Those interested should apply online at, complete the application, and attach the following: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae which includes notable projects, (3) statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy, (4) statement of research interests and plans for developing a successful undergraduate research program, (5) academic transcripts, (6) statement that indicates a commitment to diversity and inclusion and how this informs pedagogy, and (7) 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 October 6, 2023. Applications received after this date may be considered until the position is filled. The starting date for this position is January 2024 (preferred) or August 2024. 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

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