Job ID: 167372

Teaching - Track Faculty Positions (2021-2022 Hiring Cycle)

Carnegie Mellon University

  • Sep. 17, 2021
  • Teaching - Track Faculty Positions (2021-2022 Hiring Cycle)
  • Mechanical Engineering Department
  • Carnegie Mellon University
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • For full consideration, apply by December 1, 2021
  • Expected start Fall 2022
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Mechatronics
    Mechanical Engineering
    Engineering Mechanics
    Education Systems & Design

Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) invites applications for an open teaching track (non-tenure track) faculty position. We are strongly committed to all members of our community: students, faculty, and staff. Our mission is to inspire and educate engineers capable of pursuing fundamental engineering and scientific problems and important societal challenges. We strive to accomplish this with the highest dedication to quality, integrity, and respect for others. We are particularly interested in applicants who are committed to and have a real passion for a culturally diverse environment, and demonstrate a willingness to nurture the inclusive Carnegie Mellon environment. We take pride and active steps in considering a diverse applicant pool in terms of gender, race, veteran status, and disability. Carnegie Mellon University seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples and is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) that assists with dual-career searches.

The ME department consists of approximately 35 faculty, 400 undergraduate students, and 400 graduate students.

We are searching for a teaching track faculty member to teach courses in the areas of mechanics, design, mechatronics, dynamics and controls.

We seek an enthusiastic and dynamic teaching professor to teach a broad range of courses, and to enhance the educational experience of students more broadly both inside and outside the classroom. It is expected that you will teach a diverse set of students effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels within the Department and contribute positively to the educational mission of the units. The expected teaching responsibility for this position is the equivalent of six full courses per year (three each semester). In addition, you will help to advise students (a requirement of all faculty members), and serve on department, college and university committees, among other activities as required.

Carnegie Mellon has a well-established teaching track faculty line. Teaching track faculty enjoy the full set of privileges and responsibilities that tenure track and research track faculty enjoy (the only exception is they do not participate in promotion and tenure decisions). Teaching track faculty are fully integrated into all departmental activities, and are strongly represented in department leadership positions. They benefit from the same professional development opportunities that other faculty do, including mentorship from other more senior faculty. They receive the same support for their courses (teaching assistants and resources to develop new materials) as other faculty. Teaching track faculty members have opportunities to conduct research or engage in other activities that advance them professionally, provided those activities are consistent with the department’s overall educational mission. An assistant teaching professor is initially appointed to a three-year term and then follows the same reappointment and promotion process as tenure-track faculty using criteria focused primarily on teaching. Teaching track faculty are not eligible for tenure; however, if they are promoted to the level of Associate Teaching Professor, they can be indefinitely re-appointed in five-year terms. They may also be promoted to the highest rank of Teaching Professor.

If you are interested, please submit:

a resume
a statement of teaching experience and philosophy
a list of courses you could teach effectively
at least three references
a diversity statement outlining how you have contributed to, or plan to contribute, to diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Applications should be submitted to: as a single .pdf document.

The deadline for applications is December 1, 2021. Women and members of traditionally underrepresented minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Carnegie Mellon is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer — M/F/Disability/Veteran.

  • Carnegie Mellon University shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

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Contact Information

  • Faculty Search Committee
    Mechanical Engineering Department
    Carnegie Mellon University
    5000 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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