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The Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE) is seeking freelance writers to write articles for publication on the MAE website.  The writer will gather information on the subject, conduct interviews, perform independent background research and write a draft free of grammatical errors, adhere to deadlines.  Typically 1-2 stories per month approximately 750 -1000 words per story.  Experience with writing stories with scientific content is preferred. Interested writers must submit 2-3 writing samples, C.V. and a letter of interest to maedept@princeton.edu.     


The Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE) seeks to appoint a full-time Lecturer for the 2017-18 academic year. The Lecturer will have full-time teaching responsibilities central to the undergraduate program in the Department that will generally involve teaching 4 courses per year:

  • planning, coordinating and teaching 2 undergraduate courses and/or laboratories each semester;
  • teaching coverage of undergraduate courses for faculty who are on leave;
  • mentoring and advising of undergraduate student independent work.

Princeton's MAE department has a long history of leadership in its core technical areas and seeks applicants with the willingness and ability to teach foundational courses as needed. Applicants with interest and experience in, and enthusiasm for, aeronautics and astronautics, design and manufacturing, and robotics are encouraged to apply.

The Lecturer will have the opportunity to interact with faculty, researchers and students, as well as to participate in the various outreach activities of the department, mentoring students on career development and serving on committees for the Department. We seek applicants who will create a climate that embraces excellence and diversity, with a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring, and who will incorporate creative approaches to teaching that enhance the student learning experience.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Engineering, Materials Science, Physics or related fields, and classroom teaching experience with demonstrated excellence designing and teaching a variety of courses. Candidates should be accomplished educators who have teaching experience with a focus on undergraduate education.

Preferred qualifications are evidence of a successful teaching record, a track record of mentoring undergraduate students in innovative design and/or research assignments and CAD/CAE and/or manufacturing experience. Industrial experience is desired however not required.

Lecturers may be appointed for up to 3 year terms, with possibility of renewal. Part time appointments may be considered.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page teaching and research interest statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness and contact information for at least three references online at http://jobs.princeton.edu.

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.              


Princeton University Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering invites applications for post doctoral and more senior research positions. Individuals with evidence of experience in scholarly research and a strong commitment to excellence in education are encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Optics, Physics, Material or Applied Physics, or a related area is required. Appointments are for one year with the possibility of renewal pending satisfactory performance and continued funding.

Applicants should apply online and include curriculum vitae and names and contact information for three references.

We are interested in candidates who have an interest in:

  • Combustion and Energy Science
  • Computational Engineering
  • Dynamics and Controls Systems
  • Energy and Climate
  • Bioengineering
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Lasers and Applied Physics
  • Materials and Mechanical Systems