Faculty Member P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science
The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science at Lehigh University is inviting faculty candidates at all ranks across all engineering disciplines that have demonstrated excellence in engineering, computing, or a related field. This call is for multiple positions and has a special emphasis on candidates who will aid our College’s mission to create a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment in which world-class faculty, staff, and students can thrive to their full potential. We specifically encourage applications from women and underrepresented minorities.
A successful candidate must possess a doctoral degree in engineering, computing, or a closely related field (all of the doctoral degree requirements must be completed prior to starting in a position), and have a record of academic achievement sufficient for appointment as a faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor in one or more of the eight departments in the Rossin College. Rank will be commensurate with experience. The candidate will participate in advancing Lehigh’s reputation as a prominent research and educational institution by demonstrating accomplishments and future potential in research and scholarship, as well as a strong commitment to teaching students in inclusive learning environment. Selection criteria will include the relevant experience for senior candidates to contribute to and enhance diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) programs and activities. Founded in 1865, Lehigh University combines outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia. Lehigh has five colleges, including the new College of Health, and is investing substantially in new innovative research and academic programs to enhance its intellectual footprint. These investments, based on faculty-driven initiatives, will advance the University’s commitment to scholarship and to the student experience.
The Rossin College consists of eight departments, twelve research-based M.S. and Ph.D. programs, ten professional master’s programs, and twelve undergraduate programs. The college also has multiple cross-college honors programs with the College of Business and with the College of Arts and Sciences. The College faculty includes approximately 130 tenure-track and 20 teaching faculty members. The student body includes approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 800 graduate students. The College has broad-based research activities across numerous areas of scholarly excellence and is focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our College has established a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee dedicated to developing strategies and plans for enhancing inclusivity and equity across the College.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. For full consideration, application materials should be received on-line by February 15, 2020. Applications for the senior, tenured upon arrival position(s) must be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17919. Junior tenure-track position applicants should apply at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17920. Candidates should provide a research statement, a teaching statement, a diversity statement, a curriculum vitae, full contact information of at least three references, and a cover letter. Any inquiries regarding this search should be directed to Prof. Svetlana Tatic-Lucic, Chair of the Search Committee (email@example.com).
Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and has a well-developed infrastructure to address dual-career and work-life balance matters. As demonstrated by the Core Values and the Principles of Our Equitable Community, Lehigh University is committed to the values of Integrity and Honesty, Equitable Community, Academic Freedom, Intellectual Curiosity, Collaboration, Commitment to Excellence, and Leadership.
Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA, in the rapidly growing Lehigh Valley metropolitan area. The Lehigh Valley, with a population over 800,000, is located approximately 1 hour north of Philadelphia, 1.5 hours west of New York City and near the Pocono Mountains. The university has a current enrollment of approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students, and is planning to increase these enrollments significantly in the next few years, with a corresponding increase in the size of the faculty as well. Lehigh University is investing substantially in new innovative research and academic programs to enhance its intellectual footprint. These investments, based on faculty-driven initiatives, will advance the University’s commitment to enhance student experiences. Investments will include upgrades to physical plant, laboratories, and technical infrastructure.