Full-Time Faculty (Tenure Track - Electrical Engineering)

Posted On: December 17, 2013

Hours: Full Time


The Albert Nerken School of Engineering at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art seeks outstanding candidates for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position in electrical engineering. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate EE courses, particularly in the electronics track, and will also teach and conduct research with undergraduate and master’s students that relate cutting edge developments in electronic materials and devices (e.g., low-voltage and low-power design, high speed and mixed signal circuits, novel sensors and transducers) to interdisciplinary application areas such as computation and information processing, biomedical engineering, nano/microscale technologies, and sustainable engineering. 

The Cooper Union is located in the heart of New York City, and is a highly selective, primarily undergraduate institution offering degrees in engineering, art and architecture. The Albert Nerken School of Engineering has bachelor and master degree-granting departments in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil and Chemical Engineering and departments of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.  The School is distinguished by a curriculum that is rigorous, analytical, and project-oriented and a student body that is highly gifted.  The School is embarking on exciting enhancements of its undergraduate education through new initiatives in undergraduate research, global partnerships, graduate programs, and teaching innovation.  Faculty will also leverage the New York City tech startup community and collaborations with other institutions to foster innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit in the School’s academic environment. 

A Ph.D. in electrical engineering is required.  For full consideration submit a C.V., statements of teaching and research, and contact information of at least three references to eeprofsearch@cooper.edu. Nominations and questions may be sent to Department Chair Fred L. Fontaine at fredf88cooper@gmail.com.  Application review will begin immediately with intent to fill positions by Fall 2014. 

These positions are unionized; benefits and work terms are negotiated through the Cooper Union Federation of College Teachers (CUFCT) bargaining unit.  The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an AA/EOE by choice. Women and individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


This is a unionized position.

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

Submit application to:
Human Resources
30 Cooper Square, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Or email to: hr@cooper.edu

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