Adjunct Faculty Positions - Engineering

Posted On: July 20, 2014

Hours: Part Time


 The Cooper Union School of Engineering: Adjunct Faculty Positions

The Albert Nerken School of Engineering at the Cooper Union is perennially ranked among the nation’s top undergraduate engineering schools.  It is comprised of four degree-granting departments: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Chemical Engineering.  The School offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, as well as the bachelor of science degree.  Approximately 500 undergraduate and 50 graduate students are enrolled in engineering at Cooper Union and, since September 2009, study in a new state-of-the-art academic building designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne.

The Cooper Union invites applicants for adjunct faculty positions for the Fall and Spring semesters in any of the degree-granting departments, as well as the departments of Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics.  The academic calendar is found here for critical dates:

Descriptions for all the courses above are found by clicking on the course name at the following website:

Representative offerings are found at the following website:

Applicants are strongly urged to research the School website, as well as the faculty pages found here: to better understand our teaching philosophies.  Qualified candidates will  ideally have a PhD in a field related to the course(s) they are interested in teaching.  A minimum of two years of teaching in the respective discipline is preferred but strong candidates with less experience will be considered.  Applicants who also have industry experience will be considered favorably.

An application consists of one pdf file containing: 1) a cover letter that indicates the course(s) of interest, 2) an updated CV, and 3) a teaching statement, and 4) assessment results from previous courses taught in field of interest.  This file should be emailed to Acting Associate Dean George Sidebotham at  The Cooper Union appreciates all applications, but will respond to those from whom we need more information.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an AA/EOE by choice.  Application review will begin immediately.


Openings for Fall 2014 Semester:

Ma 110:  Introduction to Linear Algebra

ESC 100:  Engineering Mechanics

ESC 130:  Engineering Thermodynamics

ME 336 (formerly ME 120):  Design Elements

EID 101: Engineering Design and Problem Solving


This is a unionized position.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an AA/EOE by choice

Submit application to:
Acting Associate Dean George Sidebotham at

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.