Fixed-term Lecturer and Professor of Practice Opportunities

Faculty Openings

The School of Engineering is pleased to invite applications for Lecturer and Professor of Practice openings in several areas including Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering.

These faculty positions may be offered depending upon experience, qualifications, funding and need.

A Ph.D. in an appropriate area is required along with a strong desire and commitment to teaching and student support primarily at the undergraduate level. While these are nominally fixed-term appointments, the intent and mechanisms exist for renewal in a challenging long-term career in undergraduate education at Rensselaer. The selected individual will be welcomed into the School as a full partner with the rest of the faculty. Individuals will be expected to participate in undergraduate curriculum development and teaching for our core engineering program as well as the program that best fits the individual’s expertise and our need.

Selected candidates would also be encouraged and supported in any projects targeted toward educational outreach, pedagogical advancement and related scholarship.

Note: Please refer to each Engineering Department’s web page for curricular details. Inquiries may be directed to the Head of the respective department or the appropriate search committee contact.

Application instructions

Applicants must send a cover letters, which includes a description of courses qualified to teach; a curriculum vitae; and evidence of effective teaching. All application materials are to be submitted by online portal at:

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until positions are filled. We welcome candidates who bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender, and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.