Faculty Openings

Individuals wishing to be considered for one of the opportunities outlined must follow the position specific application instructions found within each posting. Inquiries and applications should be directed to the Head of the respective department.

Faculty Expansion Initiative

The School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY has a long and rich history of graduating some of the most influential and impactful engineers, researchers, scholars, and scientists. Consistently ranked among the Top 30 Engineering programs in the nation, President Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph. D. charged the Dean of Engineering to lead the School of Engineering in significant growth that will solidify Rensselaer's reputation for excellence in engineering education and research, and to propel the School of Engineering forward in critical areas of national importance, need, and opportunity.

To achieve this historic growth, Dean Shekhar Garde is pleased to invite applications for faculty openings at all levels. Recruitment for this bold faculty expansion initiative in the School of Engineering is now underway, and faculty in research clusters identified as strategic priorities and opportunities for the School and the broader Institute are needed immediately.

Candidates for all levels, including tenure-track Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and full Professor with tenure, are needed in areas that support the research clusters described below. Extraordinary candidates with highly visible, international reputations may be considered for appointment to a variety of endowed chair appointments.

We encourage frequent visits to the School of Engineering homepage, as new information and additional postings will be added as they become available. Individuals wishing to be considered for one of these opportunities must follow the position specific application instructions found within each posting.


Fixed-term Lecturer and Professor of Practice Opportunities


The School of Engineering is pleased to invite applications for Lecturer and Professor of Practice openings in several areas including Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering. These faculty positions may be offered depending upon experience, qualifications, funding and need. A Ph.D. in an appropriate area is required along with a strong desire and commitment to teaching and student support primarily at the undergraduate level. While these are nominally fixed-term appointments, the intent and mechanisms exist for renewal in a challenging long-term career in undergraduate education at Rensselaer.

The selected individual will be welcomed into the School as a full partner with the rest of the faculty. Individuals will be expected to participate in undergraduate curriculum development and teaching for our core engineering program as well as the program that best fits the individual’s expertise and our need. Selected candidates would also be encouraged and supported in any projects targeted toward educational outreach, pedagogical advancement and related scholarship.

Applicants must send a letter of application, which includes a description of courses qualified to teach; a curriculum vitae; evaluations of teaching (if available); and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation. All application materials are to be submitted by email to: Phylis Federici, Manager, Engineering Administration (federp@rpi.edu).

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until positions are filled.

We welcome candidates who bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender, and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Energy Systems Cluster



Bio-Engineering Cluster


Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the nation's oldest technological university. Institute programs serve undergraduates, graduate students, and working professionals around the world. Nearly 27 percent of undergraduate students this year are from areas outside of the Northeast. First-year students hail from 42 states, in addition to the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 14 foreign countries.

Rensselaer offers more than 145 programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. Students are encouraged to work in interdisciplinary programs that allow them to combine scholarly work from several departments or schools. The university provides rigorous, engaging, interactive learning environments and campus-wide opportunities for leadership, collaboration, and creativity.

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 Employer