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Teaching Professor (Open) - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 073494
Job Title Teaching Professor (Open) - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range Commensurate w/ Experience
FLSA Status Exempt

As determined by MAE Department Chair

Job Type Full-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

The Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department seeks to fill non-tenure track faculty position(s) at the open-rank of Teaching Professor.

The successful candidate is expected to advance the Department by providing excellent instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. A strong commitment to teaching excellence is essential, and preference will be given to candidates who can teach fundamental courses in the general areas of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, such as Statics, Dynamics, Manufacturing, Materials, Mechanics of Solids, Structures, Design, Thermal-Fluids Sciences, and Controls.
The successful candidate(s) will be expected to teach up to six undergraduate/graduate courses per academic year; and will participate in all aspects of the Departments’ mission, including teaching, supervision and advising of undergraduate and graduate students, serve as mentor for senior design projects, and other service responsibilities as directed by the Department Chair.


Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or professional equivalent in a related field by the date of appointment. Teaching experience is preferred.

Job Specific Qualifications

Qualifications include specialized knowledge required to teach fundamental courses in the general areas of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, as listed above.


Faculty members are expected to give careful and competent attention to their performances in discharging the full range of teaching duties. These duties include: preparation of lectures, lesson assignments, reading lists, study materials, tests, and examinations; providing students with adequate and timely feedback during a course; keeping and posting of regular office hours; making additional time available for special appointments and reporting promptly all student grades.

Faculty members are expected to participate in departmental, college, and University committees; to attend departmental faculty meetings and college faculty meetings regularly; to assist at registration; and to attend Commencement and other all-University functions.

Faculty members have an obligation to serve on committees, to counsel candidates for graduate degrees, to read theses, and to determine qualifications by means of examinations.

All faculty members also must keep their department chairpersons or deans informed of their progress in research and writings and are given the opportunity to do so, systematically, each fall through the annual CV update process.

Physical Requirements




Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please submit a resume, cover letter, other document, teaching philosophy, and reference list.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Job Posting Date 10/03/2017
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Consideration
Job Category Faculty
Message to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
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  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List
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