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Open-Rank Tenure Track Position in Mechanical Engineering
Bucknell University

Date Posted Sep. 11, 2019
Title Open-Rank Tenure Track Position in Mechanical Engineering
University Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA, United States
Department Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering
Open-Rank Tenure Track Position in Mechanical Engineering (Robotics, Mechatronics, Electromechanical systems)

The Mechanical Engineering Department at Bucknell University seeks outstanding applicants for an open-rank, tenure-track faculty position starting in August 2020. We seek candidates who show promise for excellence in both teaching and scholarship, and possess research expertise in robotics, mechatronics, electromechanical systems, or a closely related technical area in mechanical engineering.

The Department offers B.S. and M.S. degree programs in mechanical engineering. Candidates are required to have an earned doctorate in mechanical engineering or a closely related field at the time of appointment. The candidates should be able to teach broadly across at least one core area of the undergraduate mechanical engineering curriculum, including required courses and hardware and computational laboratories, as well as offer senior/graduate elective courses in their area of expertise. An ability and commitment to pursue an independent research program of high quality and develop a strong body of scholarship is required.

Applications must include a cover letter, a teaching statement (2 pages maximum), a research statement (2 pages maximum), and a current curriculum vitae. Applicants will provide references upon request. Applications will only be accepted online through Bucknell's career site ( and they will be reviewed beginning on November 1, 2019, in the order in which they are received until the position is filled.

About Bucknell

Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, primarily undergraduate, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, management, education, and music.

Bucknell University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education are encouraged.

Bucknell is committed to creating a climate that fosters inclusion, growth, and development for a diverse student body, and seeks candidates who are also committed these goals.

Bucknell is committed to supporting the teacher-scholar model of faculty development. The teaching load is 5 courses per year. With a student-faculty ratio of about 9:1, small class sizes are a hallmark of the Bucknell educational experience. The university sponsors a range of activities to support the development of its faculty, including a Teaching-Learning Center and generous research support and leave policies.

Bucknell is located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, on the banks of the Susquehanna River. The Lewisburg area offers a combination of outdoor recreation opportunities and small-town amenities. In addition to the cultural and athletic events offered at the University and in town, the region offers strong schools and medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. Bucknell is about three hours from Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

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