Assistant/Associate Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering

The Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering (MANE) at RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE in Troy, NY invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Nuclear Engineering to begin August 15, 2018 or thereafter. The emphasis is on individuals at the Assistant or Associate Professor levels. Exceptionally qualified individuals in all areas of nuclear engineering are encouraged to apply. Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in all aspects of reactor thermal hydraulics, dynamics and safety.

Candidates must possess an earned PhD or foreign degree equivalent in Nuclear Engineering or a closely related field. In addition, the successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the potential to carry out the following position duties: develop and maintain an internationally recognized, interdisciplinary program of funded research in Nuclear Engineering, to actively contribute to the core graduate and undergraduate teaching missions of MANE and engage in department, institute and professional service activities.

MANE is in a period of unprecedented growth with many new faculty positions anticipated in the next five years. Our research addresses some of the world’s most pressing technological challenges—from energy and sustainable development to materials, manufacturing, controls, adaptive and resilient systems, biotechnology and human health. The department's annual research expenditures total more than $15 million. More than 1,300 undergraduate students and 150 graduate students are currently enrolled in MANE

The Nuclear Engineering Program at Rensselaer houses a powerful electron linear accelerator capable of delivering intense neutron and gamma beams, a unique low power (<100W) open pool reactor, and several teaching and research laboratories. These facilities provide an excellent opportunity to develop unique leading research and teaching programs. As part of its strategic initiative to revitalize and grow the Nuclear Engineering program, the School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY is pleased to offer this unique opportunity to help define and shape the Nuclear Engineering program through the nuclear "renaissance" and the 21st century.

Founded in 1824, Rensselaer is the first technological university in the English-speaking world. It is a private research university located in historic Troy, New York, which is part of the greater capital region of New York that includes Albany, the capital, and Schenectady.

Please apply online at Applicants will complete a short contact sheet, and be asked to upload a cover letter, complete CV, a statement of research accomplishments and goals, a description of teaching interests, and contact information for a minimum of four professional references.


We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.