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Assistant Professor of Engineering(link is external)

Smith College
Bay State Village, MA
Closing date
Nov 22, 2023

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Smith College: Massachusetts: Picker Engineering Program


Northampton, MA

Open Date

Jul 21, 2023


The Picker Engineering Program at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2024. We seek someone with an engineering background with the ability to teach in multiple areas within our curriculum, to involve undergraduate students in their research, and to engage with diverse students across the liberal arts. The teaching load is two courses per semester, with additional responsibilities for major and honors advising. The successful candidate will be expected to teach one or more of our required courses in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, or statics. They will also contribute to our curriculum by teaching upper-level elective courses in their area of expertise and/or our introductory or capstone design courses. Smith College is a research college, and it is expected that the successful candidate will maintain an active research program. A Ph.D. in engineering or a closely related discipline is expected by the time of appointment. Candidates from groups underrepresented in engineering are encouraged to apply.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women's college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Smith College offers opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage, such as those listed here: . The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.

Smith College's ABET-accredited Picker Engineering Program is situated within a liberal arts college and is the nation's first such program at a women's college. The Program, which is located in a LEED certified, 400,000 square foot science and engineering building with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, prepares our diverse engineering student body for global citizenship and a sustainable future. Our graduates integrate deep understanding of technical principles with knowledge from across the liberal arts to address society's challenges. They have gone on to leadership positions in industry, non-profit, government, and higher education. Details about the Program may be found at /.

As set forth in our , Smith College is committed to promoting a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff, faculty, and administration and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.
Application Instructions

Submit application at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, diversity/inclusion statement (see ), teaching statement, research statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Finalists may be asked for additional materials. Review of applications will begin on November 18, 2023. Review of applications will begin on November 18, 2023.

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