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Tenure Track positions in Mechanical Engineering

Bucknell University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 22, 2024

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Tenure Track positions in Mechanical Engineering

Job No: 497415
Position Type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering Department at Bucknell University invites applications for two entry-level tenure-track faculty positions to start in August 2024.

The Department offers B.S. and M.S. degree programs in mechanical engineering. The hallmarks of a Bucknell mechanical engineering education include outstanding teaching, small class sizes, hands-on and experiential learning, close interaction with approachable faculty and staff, and opportunities for undergraduates to conduct research with faculty. Department faculty are active scholars who seek to bring authentic design problems and the spirit of scholarly investigation to the classroom. The Department strives to create an inclusive and supportive community in which all voices are valued and respected, diverse perspectives are embraced, and students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds and identities can thrive.

The successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or a closely related discipline at the time of appointment. The Department seeks faculty with enthusiasm and promise for excellence in teaching across our curriculum, particularly courses tailored to first-year students and subsequent design courses that provide experience for professional practice. The ability and commitment to pursue an independent research program of high quality is required. Strong applicants will have research expertise that expands the capabilities of the department. We welcome candidates who demonstrate excellence in reflective multicultural and inclusive teaching practices and who display a strong commitment to collaboration and interdisciplinarity.

The Department looks forward to welcoming, supporting, and mentoring new colleagues in all aspects of their responsibilities. University-wide resources such as the Teaching and Learning Center, the Office of Sponsored Projects, the Office of Civic Engagement, and the Bucknell Center for Sustainability and the Environment as well as generous programs for research, travel, and leave support are available to help faculty in both their teaching and scholarly endeavors. The Department also works to provide, and update as needed, high-quality facilities and equipment.

Application materials must include the following five documents: 1) a cover letter that clearly summarizes the candidate's interest in Bucknell and in this position; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching statement that conveys the candidate's interest in undergraduate teaching, describes the candidate's ideas or philosophy for equitable and inclusive teaching, and identifies the courses within the mechanical engineering curriculum to which the candidate could contribute (3 pages maximum); 4) a scholarship statement addressing the candidate's plans for scholarly work at Bucknell and how that work may include undergraduates, if applicable (2 pages maximum); and 5) contact information for at least three potential references (letters may be requested by the search committee). Applications will only be accepted online through Bucknell's career site ( and they will be reviewed beginning on October 31, 2023, in the order in which they are received until the positions are filled.

Work Type:
These positions are full-time, tenure-track, exempt faculty positions.


Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to):
- flexible scheduling options determined by role;
- medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options
- an outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions)
- generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full weeks off for Winter Break!)
- full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally, full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education will be applied to waiting periods.
- a comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives
- a myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card

To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here! (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may apply.)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

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