Director, Engineering Student Success Program
Posted On: September 21, 2022
Hours: Full Time
The Albert Nerken School of Engineering of The Cooper Union invites applications for a non-tenure track staff position to be the director of a new engineering student success program. Candidates with strong backgrounds in mathematics are particularly encouraged to apply.
A Ph.D. in mathematics, applied mathematics or statistics, bioengineering or bioinformatics is required; postdoctoral experience is desired. We seek a talented educator who has an established research record and is interested in educational pedagogy and assessment. The qualified applicant will demonstrate a proven record of mentoring students and will also have experience in teaching high-quality undergraduate courses (particularly classes in linear algebra, calculus and/or biology). Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills are required, as is the ability to work collaboratively across the Departments and the School of Engineering. The director will provide support for engineering students by overseeing our proctoring and tutoring efforts, summer bridge program, as well as teaching one course per semester.
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 Student Success Center is housed within The Albert Nerken School of Engineering, which includes approximately 500 engineering students majoring in chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical and general 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.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit in one searchable PDF document:
- A cover letter. To assist the search committee, all cover letters should address your interest in The Cooper Union and how you envision you will contribute to student success and the institution.
- Current curriculum vitae.
- A statement about your teaching philosophy: describe principles, practices, or experiences that inform the way you teach (typically 1-2 pages).
- A statement about diversity and inclusion: describe your interests, experiences, and future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion (typically 1-2 pages).
- Contact information for three references. At least one reference should be able to specifically address teaching.
Nominations should be sent to email@example.com and questions may be sent to Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Ruben Savizky at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.
The salary range for this position is $80,000-$90,000
This is a non-union position.
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Submit resume and cover letter to:
30 Cooper Square, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Or email to: email@example.com