Tenure-Track Faculty position in Electrical Engineering

Posted On: December 5, 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 electrical engineering, in the field of electronics. The successful candidate will be dedicated to teaching and mentoring undergraduate students in a rigorous academic environment, and engaging undergraduate and master's students in state-of-the-art research activities. Faculty play a critical role in preparing students to join an alumni community including many that pursue graduate degrees, engage with the start-up tech community, work on cutting edge technology, and generally lead in their field of endeavor. The curriculum is rigorous, analytical and project-oriented.


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 electrical engineering is required.  Interested and Qualified candidates should submit a C.V., statements of teaching and research, and contact information of at least three references to hr@cooper.edu. Nominations and questions may be sent to Department Chair Fred L. Fontaine at fred@cooper.edu.  Application review will begin immediately with intent to fill positions by Fall 2019. 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.