Teaching Faculty Position - Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

The Mechanical Engineering Department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) seeks highly qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Teaching Professor or Instructor.

The successful candidate will typically teach five term-based courses with large enrollments during an academic year. The course offerings are generally in the areas of Mechanical Design, Kinematics, and Computer Aided Design. In subsequent years the position could include Major Qualifying Project advising, student advising, and/or graduate level courses in one’s area of specialty.

The successful candidate should have university-level teaching experience, a PhD or equivalent terminal degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field. Similarly, candidates with a MS degree and a successful past industrial career in these areas are welcome.

The Mechanical Engineering Department at WPI ( http://www.wpi.edu/academics/me/ ) has 30 tenured and tenure-track faculty and 8 full-time teaching faculty and offers undergraduate degrees in mechanical engineering to over 900 students. The department offers graduate degrees in mechanical engineering, materials science and engineering, and manufacturing engineering to over 250 graduate students. The department’s annual externally sponsored research awards have exceeded $17.5M.

WPI’s reputation as a rigorous and innovative university rests on the shoulders of its faculty. A highly selective, private technological university and one of the nation’s first, WPI believes that when great minds work together, great advances follow. At WPI the boundaries to multidisciplinary collaboration are low. Faculty members, students, and other partners work together on the real-world projects that are hallmarks of the WPI experience. Located one hour west of Boston, the university’s campus is in Worcester, Massachusetts, a thriving 21st century college city recognized as a growing hub of scientific and technological innovation.

Applications should include curriculum vitae or resume, statements of teaching interests and industrial experiences, and a list of five professional references. Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged. This search will remain open until the position is filled. Questions can be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor John Sullivan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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