Full-Time Faculty (Tenure Track - Electrical Engineering)

Posted On: October 18, 2015

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 tenure-track faculty position in electrical engineering, in the field of electronics. The successful candidate will be dedicated to teaching and mentoring undergraduate students in a rigorous academic environment, and engaging undergraduate and master's students in state-of-the-art research activities. 

The Cooper Union, located in the heart of New York City, is a highly selective, primarily undergraduate institution offering bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering, as well as degrees in art and architecture. The curriculum is rigorous, analytical, and project-oriented.  Faculty play a critical role in preparing students to join an alumni community including many that pursue graduate degrees, engage with the start-up tech community, work on cutting edge technology, join the mdical profession, and generally lead in their field of endeavor.

A Ph.D. in electrical engineering is required.  Submit a C.V., statements of teaching and research, and contact information of at least three references to hr@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 2016. 

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.


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

  • 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.