Job ID: 170633

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Wilkes University

  • Oct. 28, 2021
  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management
  • Wilkes University
    Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Jan. 31, 2022
  • Aug. 15, 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering

Wilkes University invites applicants for an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management within the College of Science and Engineering starting August 2022. This is a tenure-track position. The BS Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET and is delivered with emphases on fostering a mentoring culture, learning by hands-on experiences, and developing industry connections. The program is long established in the local region.

The successful candidate is responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, advising students, and participating in the typical functions of an academic department. A Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or closely related field is required. The ideal candidate will have expertise in fluid mechanics with particular applications in civil engineering. Applicants must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education including laboratory instruction. Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of potential in undergraduate and graduate teaching and research as well as the ability to work effectively with others. Teaching experience is desirable, including the teaching and development of civil engineering undergraduate courses. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Wilkes University is an independent, comprehensive university dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, and selected professional programs. The University has approximately 2,260 students at the undergraduate level and over 1,250 full time equivalent students at the graduate and first professional levels.

Its institutional focus is on developing strong mentoring relationships with each of its students and contributing vitally to economic development of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The University is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a revitalized city that is located on the lovely Susquehanna River and is within two and one-half hours driving distance of New York City and Philadelphia.

To apply, visit Please include a cover letter, a complete curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a teaching and research statement, and graduate transcripts. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but must be received by January 31, 2022 to receive full consideration.

  • Wilkes University is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. The University strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds. Wilkes University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

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Contact Information

  • Henry Castejon
    Mechanical Engineering
    Wilkes University
    84 West South Street
    Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766
  • 570-408-4607

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