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CUNY Assistant Professor - Mechatronics (Mechanical Engineering Technology) in Brooklyn, New York

Job Title: Assistant Professor - Mechatronics (Mechanical Engineering Technology)

Job ID: 21804

Location: NYC College of Technology

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


New York City College of Technology (City Tech) of the City University of New York (CUNY) is a comprehensive college of over 17,000 students offering associate and baccalaureate degree in technology and health related degree programs, other career-oriented degrees and liberal arts transfer degrees in its Schools of Arts and Sciences, Technology and Design, and Professional Studies. Located in the Metrotech area of downtown Brooklyn, we are the largest public college of technology in New York State and exceptional in that we go beyond traditional class offerings to create a high-tech, hands-on educational experience for our students, preparing them for a rapidly changing world. For over five years City Tech has been among the leaders in the diversity of the students it serves among all Comprehensive Colleges/Bachelor’s (North) in the annual survey by U.S. News and World Report. Students and faculty are from more than 120 countries and speak more than 85 languages, with many students the first in their families to attend college. City Tech employs approximately 1,000 full-time faculty and staff, and over 900 part-time faculty.

The Mechanical Engineering Technology Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in Mechanical Engineering Technology focusing on Mechatronics. The position is at the assistant professor level, and will begin during the Fall 2020 semester. The department has a full-time faculty of eleven, supplemented with part-time faculty members. It offers Associate in Applied Science degrees (AAS) in Mechanical Engineering Technology and Industrial Design Technology and a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering Technology. The department is developing a concentration in Mechatronics. The Mechanical Engineering Technology programs are accredited by ETAC/ABET.

The department seeks candidates who can develop curriculum and teach courses in areas such as control systems and mechatronics, instrumentation, and robotics, as well as to conduct research and engage in service activities. Teaching areas will include: mechatronics, instrumentation, robotics, design, and manufacturing processes. Candidates with research interests in mechatronics, dynamics and control, vibrations, and computational mechanics are strongly encouraged to apply.


A PhD is strongly preferred. Prior teaching is highly desirable. Significant industrial experience in mechanical engineering, mechatronics, or a related field is essential, as is proficiency with CAD/CAM/CNC, and computational mechanics. Candidates with a minimum of a master's degree in mechanical engineering or mechanical engineering technology (or closely related field) plus a PE license who have strong industry experience can be considered.

The candidate should be able to demonstrate a strong working knowledge and research interests in various elements of mechatronics design and fabrication including but not limited to sensing and control systems, automation, control electronics, digital control systems, and mechanical systems.

In filling this position, the department seeks leadership qualifications and skills needed to formulate and direct a growing mechatronics program. Additional desired experience includes: proposal/grant solicitation and management skills, experience working in a collaborative multidisciplinary environment, and an interest in developing and fostering public-private partnerships and industry related student internship programs.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with review of applications to begin on or after March 2, 2020.


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