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Instructional Faculty

[C14-031] - Engineering (Mechanical): Assistant Professor

Position Information

Instructional Faculty


Contact Person:
Dr. Nidal Al-Masoud
Phone: (860) 832-1825

Job Description


Central Connecticut State University’s Engineering Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor. The new faculty will join a rapidly growing and vibrant mechanical engineering program. Applicants with significant academic experience and accomplishments could be considered for the rank of Associate Professor. Successful candidates will be expected to be collaborative, committed to excellence in teaching, able to teach and develop a variety of mechanical engineering and engineering technology courses, contribute significantly to undergraduate and graduate research, actively engage in scholarly activity with a continuous research agenda. Department faculty are also expected to participate in program assessment, ABET accreditation activities, service to the department and University, and to be professionally active.

Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. in mechanical, aerospace, electro-mechanical, or electrical engineering and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or closely related field by the date of appointment, with at least one degree in mechanical;
  • Extensive background and experience in instrumentation, sensors, data acquisition, and signal processing;
  • Two years of relevant full-time industrial experience in the related areas, or equivalent hands-on experience in industrial and government research labs; and,
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience in ABET accredited mechanical and/or manufacturing undergraduate programs, as well as, at the graduate level;
  • Ability to teach a wide range of mechanical engineering and engineering technology courses including but not limited to: mechanics, thermo-fluid sciences, numerical analysis and simulations, control systems;
  • Demonstrated record of outstanding teaching, scholarly activities, advising, service, and experience in developing and/or maintaining instructional and research laboratories;
  • Experience working with industry with a record of successful external funding for collaborative applied research involving undergraduate and graduate students; and,
  • A professional engineering (P.E.) license.

Application & Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by July 15, 2014. Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience. To apply, click on the Apply Now button and submit the following in a single file and in the order given below:

  1. Letter of interest addressing all qualifications for the position;
  2. Current curriculum vitae;
  3. Concise statements of teaching philosophy and research interests (two pages maximum);
  4. Names of three current professional references with mail and email addresses, and phone numbers; and,
  5. Unofficial transcripts.
  6. ABD candidates, include a letter from thesis advisor stating anticipated date of completion.

For more information, contact Dr. Nidal Al-Masoud, Search Committee Chair at

No emailed or hard copies will be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (e.g., Social Security Number) on any documents submitted.