Mechanical Engineering Faculty Position Opening

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City has tenure-track faculty position vacancies. The department seeks exceptional candidates from all areas of mechanical engineering with the following qualities:

  • A passion for teaching undergraduate students
  • An ability to teach broadly across the mechanical engineering curriculum
  • A potential for effective and innovative teaching
  • Interest in engaging undergraduate and Master’s students in research and scholarly activities

The  successful candidate will be dedicated to teaching and mentoring undergraduate students  in a rigorous project-oriented and supportive academic environment and engaging  undergraduate and master’s students in research and scholarly activities. The ideal candidate should contribute to Cooper Union’s strategic priority of educational innovation and  leading-edge pedagogies. The candidate is expected to collaborate with faculty and staff to  develop innovative curricular models, modern pedagogical paradigms, and evidence-based  assessment techniques. 

The candidate should be able and willing to teach broadly across the undergraduate  mechanical engineering curriculum. Exceptional candidates from all areas of expertise are  encouraged to apply. Additional consideration will be given to those capable of creating  opportunities for students at the intersection of mechanical engineering and other  disciplines. Candidates interested in contributing to our K-12 STEM outreach programs  and in engaging students in competitions or service-learning in our community are also  encouraged to apply. 

Application Details:

An earned doctorate in mechanical engineering or a closely related discipline is required.  Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following in one searchable PDF  document with the candidate’s last name and first name as the file name: 

• A cover letter. To assist the search committee, all cover letters should address your interest in The Cooper Union and how you envision your teaching and research interests will contribute to the department and the institution. 

• A current curriculum vitae. 

• A statement about your teaching philosophy: describe principles, practices, or experi ences that inform the way you teach (typically 1-2 pages). 

• A statement about your research interests, including potential research projects for undergraduates (typically 1-2 pages). 

• A statement about diversity and inclusion: describe your interests, experiences, and future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion in engineering (typically 1-2 pages). 

• Contact information for at least three references. At least one reference should be able to specifically address teaching. 

Nominations should be sent to and questions may be sent to Department  Chair Melody Baglione at Review of applications is  ongoing and will continue until the position is filled. The Cooper Union for the  Advancement of Science and Art is an AA/EOE employer.