Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Syracuse University
United States

Posting Details

Posting Details


Job # 077487
Job Title Assistant Professor - Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range $98,000 - $125,000
FLSA Status Exempt
To be determined by department chair
Job Type Full-time
Rank Assistant
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description
The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department (MAE) at Syracuse University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of Built Environment, starting in Fall 2024.

Prospective candidates should possess a proven track record in Built Environment, with an ability to establish a robust research program capable of securing competitive external research funding. The department is particularly interested in individuals engaged in both fundamental and applied research within the expansive domain of Built Environment. Potential emphasis of research areas should encompass, but are not confined to one of the two focus areas:

1. Advanced materials and technologies for the built environment such as: 1) Smart materials that are tunable at nano-scale for environmental sensing, air purification, and thermal management and regulations for human-centered building energy and environmental systems (e.g., Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) for moisture and gaseous pollutant adsorption and detection, metal oxides for environmental sensing, cool or super cool coatings for solar and thermal radiation controls on building surfaces (walls, windows and roofs), tunable phase change materials for reducing the thermal loads and regulations of heat transfer and storage in building systems, and novel materials of solar energy harvesting and conversion; 2) Enabling technologies that are critical to the development of intelligent building energy and environmental systems (e.g., air purifications for multiple indoor pollutants (PM, VOCs, and bio-contaminants) with low flow resistance, high-efficiency cold/very cold climate heat pumps, high-efficiency heat exchangers for energy recovery, integrated energy POD for heating, cooling, ventilation and domestic water supplies, and wearable and personal environmental control technologies; 3) Bio or plant-based materials and systems for air purification, building assembly and enclosures, and thermal and/or visual environmental controls; 4) Optimal design and integration of the advanced materials and enabling technologies for buildings and communities.

Human factors and human-machine/system interfaces such as 1) Relationships between the physical environmental conditions (thermal, air quality, lighting, acoustic and visual) and the physiological and psychological responses of occupants and how they impact occupant’s productivity and creativity; 2) Methods for measuring and modeling the environmental conditions, human responses, and performances; 3) Exposure pathways of people to various pollutants in the built environment (organic and inorganic gases, particulate matters and bioaerosols including viruses, fungus and bacteria); 4) Methods for measuring and modeling the exposures and the associated health risks; and 5) Human-technology frontier (e.g. Virtual reality/Augmented realty, wearable sensing) and its role in affecting the environmental quality, energy efficiency, occupant’s comfort, health, satisfaction, productivity and creativity in buildings and communities.
  • Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant area of Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field.
Job Specific Qualifications
  • Address instructional requirements in the fields of materials, built environment science and technology, and mechanical engineering, spanning both undergraduate and graduate levels.
Physical Requirements
Application Instructions
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of teaching interests, statement of research interests, statement of diversity and inclusion, and three references.
About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings, and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and over 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors, 100 minors, and 200 advanced degree programs offered across the University’s 13 schools and colleges; over 15,000 undergraduates and over 6,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit
About the Syracuse area
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.
EEO Statement
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.
Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.
Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.
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Job Posting Date 11/30/2023
Application Deadline  
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Consideration  
Job Category Faculty
Message to Applicants  

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Diversity Statement
  5. Reference List
  6. Research Statement
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

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  1. *How did you first find out about this position?
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    • Syracuse University HR Recruiter
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    • Syracuse Northeast Community Center
    • Interfaith Works
    • JobPlus
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • HERC (HERC Higher Ed Recruitment Consortium)
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education website)
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  2. *If "other", please describe how you first found out about this position.

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