Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Open Rank at Cooper Union, Manhattan NY

The Albert Nerken School of Engineering at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art seeks outstanding candidates for four tenured/tenure-track faculty positions. The Nerken School is perennially ranked among the best undergraduate engineering schools in the nation, with degree-€granting departments in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, and Chemical Engineering and departments of Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics. The School is distinguished by a curriculum that is rigorous, analytical, and design-oriented and a student body that is highly gifted. The School seeks creative faculty to launch new initiatives related to computing, entrepreneurship, design, undergraduate research, global partnerships, graduate programs, and teaching innovation. Teaching: New faculty will enhance the school’s foundational strength in project-based curriculum, emphasis on design, and linking of virtual and physical design. Specific needs include leveraging MOOC content and the New York city tech startup community to develop curriculum for computing and entrepreneurship (CS); and teaching courses in the electronics track (EE), analytical chemistry and instrumental analysis, and modern physics. New faculty will develop curriculum in areas related to research to enhance the offering of interdisciplinary certificate programs within the masters and undergraduate degree programs. Research: Preferred candidates will have established records of funded research, collaboration across disciplines, and the ability to involve undergraduate engineering students in applied research and technology transfer. Broad application areas under the panoply of design include: information-based sciences, bio/life sciences, nano/microscale technologies, materials science, energy, the environment, and sustainable engineering. In the heart of Manhattan, The Cooper Union offers an unparalleled education in engineering, art, and architecture. An all honors college, The Cooper Union typically admits 7-8 percent of applicants and is currently ranked number one among Baccalaureate Colleges in the northeast in the U.S. News & World Report. A PhD is required. Please submit a single pdf file with C.V., statements of teaching and research, and contact information of at least three references to Send nominations and questions to Review will begin immediately with intent to fill positions by Fall 2014. Positions are unionized; benefits and work terms are negotiated through the Cooper Union Federation of College Teachers bargaining unit. The Cooper Union is an AA/EOE by choice. Women and individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.