Tenure-Track Faculty position in Mechanical Engineering

Posted On: December 12, 2018

Hours: Full Time


The Albert Nerken School of Engineering at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in mechanical engineering.  The successful candidate will be dedicated to teaching and mentoring undergraduate students in a rigorous, project-oriented, and supportive academic environment, and engaging undergraduate and master's students in research and scholarly activities. The ideal candidate should contribute to Cooper Union’s strategic priority of setting a leading-edge standard for practice-based engineering education.  The candidate is expected to collaborate with faculty and staff to develop innovative curricular models, pedagogy paradigms, and evidence-based assessment techniques. 


The candidates should be able to teach broadly across the undergraduate mechanical engineering curriculum. The Department is in need of faculty with teaching ability in various areas of mechanical engineering, including mechanics, mechanical design, manufacturing, thermo-fluid systems, aerospace, and computational and experimental methods.  Exceptional candidates from all areas of expertise are encouraged to apply.  Additional consideration will be given for those capable of creating opportunities for students at the intersections of mechanical engineering and other disciplines.  Candidates interested in contributing to our K-12 STEM outreach programs and in engaging students in service-learning in our community are also encouraged to apply.


The Cooper Union was founded in 1859 by philanthropist Peter Cooper to provide an education "equal to the best" to all who qualify, regardless of race, religion, gender, wealth or social status. Today, The Cooper Union provides a rigorous professional education in the Schools of Art, Architecture, and Engineering, including a broad curriculum offered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Fostering a culture of collaboration among a diverse student body and faculty, The Cooper Union teaches students that art, architecture, and engineering have cultural, environmental, and ethical contexts and consequences. As students develop their professional abilities, they recognize their responsibility to advance science and art and to create a sustainable future. We encourage and are interested in engaging with candidates from a diversity of experiences and perspectives with the talent to challenge our students to maximizing their learning potential.


A Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or a related discipline is required.  Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a statement of professional growth/research interests, a statement describing experience and commitment to teaching diverse student populations, and three references to hr@cooper.edu. Nominations and questions may be sent to Department Chair Melody Baglione at melody@cooper.edu.  Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Please submit a complete electronic application preferably in one PDF document."


The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an AA/EOE employer.

This is a unionized position.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Submit resume and cover letter 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.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • 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.