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Non-Tenure Track Faculty Position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering


The Edmund A. Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Rochester invites applications for a non-tenure, full time faculty position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Applicants must be dedicated teachers with outstanding educational accomplishments in broad areas of mechanical engineering including design, modern finite element methods, familiarity in both solid and fluid mechanics, energy and precision engineering. This faculty position includes responsibilities primarily in undergraduate instruction, although collaborative research is strongly encouraged. The individual will also be required to participate in various departmental committees as well as advise undergraduates. A preference will be given to those applicants with a strong record of instruction, course development and hands-on lab experience.  The University of Rochester is embarking on new directions in the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Science with targeted growth in areas related to Mechanical Engineering; the candidate should anticipate excellent interactions with faculty, staff and undergraduate mechanical engineering students. The mechanical engineering department is located in the Hopeman Engineering Building on the University’s River Campus. For additional information, the department web page can be found at:

The initial appointment will be for 3 years and is renewable. The anticipated start date is January 2018.

Minimum requirements: PhD degree preferably in mechanical engineering and previous teaching experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants must apply on-line, at  and supply the following documents:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Detailed statement of teaching philosophy
  • List of courses where you participated in instruction, class size, staff (TA’s, graders, etc.)
    Please include your level of responsibility for instruction and course development.

At least 2 references that are familiar with your teaching experiences.

The department is fully committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.