Full-Time Faculty (Tenure Track - Physics)

Posted On: December 17, 2013

Hours: Full Time


The Department of Physics at The Cooper Union invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position in the general area of applied computational physics. The successful candidate will teach required physics courses to undergraduate engineering students (e.g., Modern Physics), but will also be expected to teach and conduct research with undergraduate and master’s students in interdisciplinary areas (e.g., computational fluid dynamics, finite element analysis, and computer simulations in the areas of materials science, biomedical engineering, biophysics, solid state physics). Preference will be given to candidates whose research areas complement our four engineering departments and who have a demonstrated record of teaching innovation.

The Cooper Union is located in the heart of New York City, and is a highly selective, primarily undergraduate institution offering degrees in engineering, art and architecture. The Physics Department is housed within The Albert Nerken School of Engineering, which includes approximately 500 engineering students majoring in chemical, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering. The Cooper Union is home to the Maurice Kanbar Center for Biomedical Engineering; the Institute for Sustainable Design; and the Center for Signal Processing, Communications and Computer Engineering Research.

A Ph.D. in physics is required.  For full consideration submit a single pdf file that includes a C.V., statements of teaching and research, and contact information of at least three references to physprofsearch@cooper.edu. Nominations and questions may be sent to Department Chair Alan Wolf at awolf.physics@gmail.com.  Application review will begin immediately with intent to fill positions by Fall 2014. 

These positions are unionized; benefits and work terms are negotiated through the Cooper Union Federation of College Teachers (CUFCT) bargaining unit.  The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an AA/EOE by choice. Women and individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


This is a unionized position.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an AA/EOE by choice

Submit application to:
Human Resources
30 Cooper Square, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Or email to: hr@cooper.edu

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

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  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.