University of Hartford

Location: West Hartford, CT

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering The Mechanical Engineering Department in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) at the University of Hartford is seeking to fill multiple needs. Applications are invited for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2018. Candidates must hold an undergraduate degree as well as an earned doctorate in Mechanical Engineering (or a related discipline). ABDs will be considered provided the candidate can document a firm degree completion date. Candidates should have a background and expertise in either one of the following areas:

i. Mechanical design (components, systems, and integrated design), and manufacturing.

ii. Engineering acoustics, vibrations, noise control, and acoustics design.

The Mechanical Engineering Department offers ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering (including concentrations in acoustics, energy engineering and sustainable design, manufacturing, and turbomachinery); and a unique Interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Acoustical
Engineering/Music; as well as graduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering.

University of Hartford faculty are expected to excel in teaching and advising students at both undergraduate and graduate levels; engage in independent, collaborative, and/or cross-disciplinary peer-reviewed scholarship through intra-and extramurally funded research; and provide service to the academic and professional community. Depending on the expertise, the successful candidate with the mechanical engineering design background will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in solid mechanics including laboratory courses, mechanical engineering design, elements of machine design, mechanical engineering capstone design, and design for product realization. The successful candidate with the acoustics background will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in vibrations, acoustics, noise control, acoustics capstone design, as well as mechanics and acoustics design-related courses. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work in CETA Solid Mechanics/Manufacturing/Metrology and in Acoustics Laboratories, including reverberation and anechoic chambers. There are significant research collaboration opportunities with faculty within CETA as well as across the University. Opportunities for scholarly collaboration also exist through the CETA Engineering Applications Center, which provides students and faculty the opportunity to work with industrial partners to solve real–world problems.

The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community, which values diversity in all its forms. The University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the region. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations, to encouraging under-represented minorities in STEM disciplines, and to be conversant in multicultural issues are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Hartford provides special research and community opportunities pertaining to diverse populations, and the mechanical engineering program has an excellent record of working with diverse communities in the greater Hartford area. There will also be opportunities to teach in our innovative, University Interdisciplinary Studies (UIS) curriculum. Students at the University of Hartford find success in a learning environment that both challenges and mentors them. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic, complex world. Our five-year strategic plan was recently approved and is being implemented by teams of faculty and staff. More information on the plan and the full text of our academic mission is available at

Review of applications will begin immediately. However, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications no later than January 5, 2018. Applications will continue to be accepted after this date at the discretion of the search committee until the position is filled. A complete application consists of 1) a cover letter; 2) a current curriculum vita; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy; 4) a statement of research and scholarly interests; and 5) the names of at least three references with contact information. Interested applicants should apply online at Cover letters may be addressed to: Mechanical Engineering Search Committee Chair, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue West Hartford, CT 06117-1599.

The University of Hartford is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Women and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Male/Female/Disabled/Veteran. EEO/AA/M/F/D/V

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