Assistant Professor – Mechanical Engineering

Rochester Institute of Technology

Assistant Professor – Mechanical Engineering
Rochester Institute of Technology


Requisition Number: 3236BR

Contact Name:
Dr. Alan Nye, [email protected]

KGCOE Mechanical Engineering

Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Posting Rank:
Assistant Professor

Posting Tenure Status:

Position Title:
Instructional Faculty

Detailed Job Description:
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) invites applications from leaders in their field looking to join a diverse, vibrant community of teacher-scholars as tenure-track faculty. Duties include building an externally-funded research program, advising graduate students, teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses, developing technical and graduate electives in accordance with his/her area of expertise, supervising undergraduate student design teams and performing other professional duties. We seek an individual who:
– Can create and sustain a successful research program
– Is dedicated to excellence in teaching and student success
– Can contribute to the growth and development of one or more of the department’s curricular options

The successful candidate will be committed to student centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect diversity and pluralism, innovation and flexibility, and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and diversity commitment.

Department Description:
The Kate Gleason College of Engineering (KGCOE), one of the nine RIT colleges, is the nation’s premier career-oriented college of engineering. The KGCOE student body consists of almost 3,000 undergraduate and over 600 graduate students. RIT’s mandatory cooperative education program is the 4th oldest and 5th largest in the world; with over 2000 co-op placements for engineering students at 500 different companies each year. KGCOE faculty are active in many research areas falling under five broad focus areas: Transportation, Energy, Communications, Healthcare, and Nanoscience and Microsystems Engineering. Research takes place across engineering disciplines and often involves other colleges at RIT, local health care institutions, and major industry partners.

The Mechanical Engineering (ME) Department is the largest academic department in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering, with a headcount of over 900 students in first year through graduate programs. ME offers Bachelor of Science Degrees in Mechanical Engineering, and undergraduate options in Automotive Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Energy and the Environment, and Bioengineering. At the graduate level, ME offers Engineering and Microsystems PhD Degrees, Master of Science and Master of Engineering Degrees, and an Advanced Certificate in Vibrations Engineering. The ME Department consists of several award-winning faculty, who conduct leading externally-funded research in advanced manufacturing, aerodynamics, automotive systems, functional materials, microfluidics, nanobiotechnology, renewable and sustainable energy, robotics, space vehicle systems, and tribology.

RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. RIT is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in the Upstate NY HERC.

Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region, is the 51st largest metro area in the United States and the third largest city New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to nearly 1.1 million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 18% African and Latin Americans and another 3% of international origin. It is also home to one of the largest deaf communities per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 4th for “Most Affordable City” by Forbes Magazine ,and MSN selected Rochester as the “#1 Most Livable Bargain Market” (for real-estate). Kiplinger named Rochester one of the top five “Best City for Families.”

Job Requirements:
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a Ph.D. in a related field
Strong written and oral communication skills

Minimum Education Qualfications:

How to Apply:
Apply online at

In order to be considered for this position, please submit your application; cover letter, curriculum vita, and upload the following attachments:
Research and Teaching statement (3-pg limit) describing personal contributions and future plans, along with a commitment to diversity
Names and contact information for 3 references.

To receive full consideration, all application materials should be received by October 31, 2017.