Job ID: 147570

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

US Military Academy

  • Oct. 13, 2020
  • various (23 OCT, 11 DEC)
  • Varies (1 JAN through 15 JUN)
  • Research Scientist/Associate
    Assistant Professor
  • Robotics
    Mechanical Engineering
    Manufacturing & Quality Engineering
    Engineering Physics
    Engineering Mechanics
    Energy Technology
    Civil Engineering
    Engineering - Other
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The Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (CME) at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY is seeking highly competitive candidates for several faculty positions during the 2021 calendar year (start dates are as early as January 1st, 2021 through June 15th 2021). This announcement is intended to provide an early look and broad advertisement for faculty positions within the Department. Official job postings will be conducted through, two of which are open now here and here.

The engineering faculty at the United States Military Academy focus on outstanding teaching, project-based learning, senior capstone design projects, and defense-related research. The Mechanical Engineering program is considering applications for prospective faculty in the following subdisciplines of Mechanical, Aerospace, Automotive, or Materials Engineering:

  • Computational Modeling and Simulation
  • Armament Sciences or Weapons Engineering
  • Rapid Prototyping and Additive Manufacturing
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering and Rocket Design
  • Robotics, Mechatronics and Autonomy
  • Sustainability in Energy, Manufacturing and Transportation
  • Biomechanical Engineering
  • Manufacturing and Machine Component Design
  • Dynamics and Controls

As an Assistant Professor/Instructor in the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering you will be responsible for teaching undergraduate engineering courses and advising student design and research projects. Duties may include teaching, course development, faculty development, cadet development, institutional service as well as advising cadet capstone design and independent research projects. Superior communication skills and dedication to excellence in teaching are requirements of this position.

The ability to do research in support of externally funded projects is essential. Faculty within the Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department at West Point have the opportunity to collaborate with their colleagues within the Center for Innovation in Engineering, the Academy’s premier research team. Individuals who are interested in developing research related to national defense applications are strongly encouraged to apply.

West Point aspires to be the preeminent leader development institution in the world. The CME Department supports the Academy’s efforts through the education and development of world-class engineers within its highly ranked, 4-year ABET-accredited programs.

To be qualified for this position, an individual should have a completed PhD or Masters in a relevant field of engineering by June 2021. US Citizenship is required for some positions and is strongly preferred in general.

Interested individuals should send their Curriculum Vitae/Resume to Lieutenant Colonel James Bluman, Further opportunities will likely become available later in the spring as several positions are planned to be offered. Start dates for the positions begin 1 JAN and are no later than 15 JUN.

  • The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Contact Information

  • James Bluman
    Civil & Mechanical Engineering
    US Military Academy
    752 Thayer Rd
    West Point, NY 10996
  • 845-938-3084

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