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Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering

Union College of New York
Schenectady, New York
Posted Date
Aug 24, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Mechanical Engineering Department at Union College of Schenectady, NY invites applications for a permanent lecturer to be reviewed after three years with potential for promotion to Senior Lecturer in the sixth year. We are looking for a candidate to offer courses in manufacturing, quality control, statistics and engineering graphics as well as teach introductory undergraduate mechanical engineering courses (introduction to engineering design, statics, thermodynamics, or material science) In addition to teaching, the lecturer will have co-curricular responsibilities to advise and mentor ME students to succeed in mechanical engineering. See a full list of co-curricular responsibilities at:

A potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering (or closely related field) is required. However, exceptions may be made for applicants with exceptional pertinent expertise and work experience. We strongly encourage applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field. Increasing diversity on campus is a key objective of this hire and a top priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world.  Creating and maintaining a welcoming and diverse environment is central to developing a rigorous and informed education in the Mechanical Engineering  department.

Union College is an undergraduate, residential, independent, liberal arts college committed to integrating engineering and science with the humanities and social sciences in new and exciting ways. Union’s mechanical engineering program is one of the College’s four ABET accredited degree programs. The College recently added a Civil Engineering program and established the Templeton Institute for engineering and computer science to develop innovative coursework and co-curricular programming that integrates engineering and computer science with the liberal arts. We fully support interdisciplinary learning opportunities for students and interdisciplinary teaching opportunities for faculty.

The salary range for this position is $81,000-$84,000, commensurate with experience.  Union offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision insurance, life and disability coverage, and generous retirement and tuition benefit packages. For more information, please visit our website:

Union College is located in Schenectady, NY, a culturally rich and diverse city in the New York State's Capital Region, three hours from NYC, Boston and Montreal.

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. We expect all faculty members to contribute to a thriving, diverse, and inclusive learning community, while promoting a sense of belonging among students, other faculty, and staff colleagues.

The position is open immediately. The successful applicant can start Jan 1, 2024 if available, but no later than Sept 1, 2024.

The application package must include: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a teaching/mentoring statement. The statement should reflect on teaching experience, previous or planned mentoring and advising experiences, as well as information on how the applicant can contribute to the diversity of educational experiences and offerings and engage with students with diverse skills or backgrounds. Please refer to the list of co-curricular activities when developing application materials.

You will be asked to include names and contact information for three references through our online application system at Review of applications will begin on September 15 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Professor Ann Anderson,

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

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