Opportunities

Opportunities

ASME Scholarships—Deadline Approaching

Do you need funding for school? Time is a ticking… Time to get started on your application.

Taking small steps toward your goals can make a BIG Impact in your future! Completing this simple application can change the trajectory of your engineering education and career path. Let the ASME scholarship help you realize your dreams of contributing and innovating in the mechanical engineering field. Up to $400,000 to be awarded to support mechanical engineering education.

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The ASME scholarships cover a variety of interests in engineering – Energy, Safety, Petroleum, Gas Turbines, Manufacturing – to name a few. You name it; we have a scholarship that will match your passion for engineering. The scholarships also honor engineers devoted to engineering success, leaving a legacy to contribute to next-generation engineering students like you.

Application Deadlines

  • Undergraduate student applications due February 18
  • Graduate student applications due March 4
  • High school senior applications due March 16

Don’t miss out on a scholarship. Time to apply!

Questions: For questions regarding the scholarship program or applying, call toll free (U.S. applicants only) (855) 276-3734, or email us directly at ASME.University@applyISTS.com. Our offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central.


Assistant Professor Position at The University of Maine

U Maine logo.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maine invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position with an anticipated start date of August, 2021.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, ocean engineering, naval architecture, or a closely related field by date of hire.
  • A well-documented record of high-quality research or industry experience in offshore wind energy, and a record of or strong potential for attaining extramural funding.
  • Evidence of potential for teaching excellence.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Desired areas of offshore wind energy expertise include, but are not limited to: naval architecture; design, modeling, and/or testing of floating structures in the ocean environment; mooring system design and modeling; controls co-design and artificial intelligence applied to ocean structures and/or wind turbines; structural reliability of offshore wind structures; and wind turbine blade design, manufacturing and testing.
  • Excellent communication skills and teamwork ability.

The successful candidate will be expected to lead an externally-funded research program in association with the Alfond Wind-Wave Ocean Engineering Laboratory, develop and teach courses in mechanical engineering, advise and mentor students, and participate in other related activities.

Additional information may be found in their flyer.


Faculty Position at University of Maryland, Baltimore County

UMBC logo.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County invites applications for an open rank (i.e., tenured or tenure-track) faculty position in robotics, autonomous/intelligent systems, or controls. In addition to scholarly activity and funded research, expected duties will also include undergraduate and graduate teaching, supervision and mentoring of student researchers, and professional service to the community. Applicants must have an earned doctoral degree in mechanical engineering or related field, and should be involved in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence.

All applications will be processed in Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/81842. The initial application should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and three separate statements regarding the applicant’s 1) research interests and plans, 2) teaching experience and philosophy, and 3) commitment to inclusive excellence (see https://facultydiversity.umbc.edu/). Contact information for 3 professional references may also be requested but at a later date. Review of application materials will begin February 16, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be sent to mesearchtt@umbc.edu.

For additional information, see the UMBC advertisement.


Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of West Florida

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of West Florida (www.uwf.edu/me) invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level at the Fort Walton Beach Campus starting Fall 2021 (Position #124960). The University of West Florida started a Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s degree in 2016 and has a rapidly growing student population. The successful candidate will teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level, conduct research, advise students, mentor student projects, and participate in recruitment and outreach activities. Minimum requirements are a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a related field from an accredited institution with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service. While all areas within Mechanical Engineering will be considered, preference will be given to candidates with a background in the broad areas of materials and/or manufacturing.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.

For additional information about this position, please visit https://careers.uwf.edu. Applicants must apply online at https://careers.uwf.edu. Preferred response by January 11, 2021. Applicants should be prepared to attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research, and the names of three references to the online application.

The University of West Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affir


Assistant Professor Position at University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas logo.

The Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Arkansas is seeking outstanding candidates to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting in August 2021. The broad area of interest is Future Manufacturing. We are specifically looking for individuals who complement our existing research strengths. Complimentary areas include manufacturing systems, cyber manufacturing, manufacturing applications of AI or machine learning, biomanufacturing, advanced surface engineering toward biomedical/prosthetic devices, and other select advanced manufacturing/materials engineering topics. Both experimental and computational specialists are strongly encouraged to apply. Furthermore, joint appointment opportunities will be considered for the successful candidate between the Department of Mechanical Engineering (tenure home of the position) and either the Department of Biomedical or Industrial Engineering.

Applicants must have an earned doctorate degree in mechanical engineering or other closely related disciplines. The successful candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated high proficiency in both written and oral communication. We are especially interested in receiving qualified applications from underrepresented minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. For more information, please see https://diversity.uark.edu/.

For additional information about this position, see the faculty position announcement.


Honda Performance Development–CFD

Honda Racing logo.

Honda Performance Development (Honda Racing), located in Santa Clarita, CA, has an opening for a CFD position in their Aerodynamics Group.

The job duties involve using Ansys CFD tools to calculate aerodynamics and cooling performance of Honda racing cars and working with the Design Dept. on vehicle geometry preparation and supporting development work in the Wind Tunnel. (Cf. Description of CFD work in the other HPD announcement located below.)

This is a contract employment for duration of 12 months, with a follow-up possibility of transfer to a permanent associate position with Honda.

For further information, contact
HPD Contact: Dr. Ante Soda, Tel: (661) 414-4389 E-mail: asoda@hra.com


Professor and Department Head Search

The College of Engineering at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time tenured professor and department head for the Department of Aerospace Engineering with an 11-month academic appointment beginning fall of 2021. The college is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and visionary leader who can continue to advance the department. The successful applicant will be an innovative thinker with a strategic vision for guiding the department to a higher level of excellence and who can communicate this vision to a constituency that includes academia, government, industry, and former students. The candidate must have notable accomplishments and experience in research, academic or industry leadership, teaching and scholarship.

Candidates must demonstrate a vision for supporting, directing, and enhancing the goals of the department. This leadership position includes opportunities for research and teaching as well as expanding the department’s interdisciplinary research and interaction with autonomous systems, life sciences, Army Futures Command, smart manufacturing initiatives, innovative energy alternatives, and unconventional energy.

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Aerospace Engineering or a closely related field. Evidence of credentials that merit appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure including a distinguished research and academic record commensurate with the title of tenured full professor.

For further details, see this announcement.


Assistant Professor Position at San Diego State

San Diego State University logo.The Aerospace Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at San Diego State University has an opening at the assistant professor level for an individual with a background in (broadly interpreted) aerodynamics.


Assistant/Associate Professor in ME at Washington State

The School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) at Washington State University invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Robotics, Autonomous Systems, and/or Machine-learning. Multiple positions are open.

HOW TO APPLY: Applications should include a cover letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position; curriculum vitae; statements of research interests and teaching philosophy; and the names of five references with titles, addresses, business telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. References will not be contacted without consent from applicants. To learn more about the position and apply, please visit: https://mme.wsu.edu/assistant-or-associate-professor/.

TIMELINE: Screening of applicants will continue until the positions are filled. The appointment is expected to start in August 2021.


Tenure-Track Faculty Positions at UTEP

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track/tenured position to start in Fall, 2021, in the following areas:

Aerospace Engineering applicants with relevant background including but not limited to: advanced structures, hypersonics including high-speed flow as well as thermal management, high Mach fluid structure interaction and materials ablation, aircraft, spacecraft and mission design.
To apply go to https://utep.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=125571.

Robotics, Dynamics and Controls including but not limited to: Small satellite and unmanned aerial systems (UAS); autonomous systems; robotics, dynamics and controls applications to small satellite and UAS design, sensors and controls; as well as use of machine learning and artificial intelligence on controls and design.
To apply go to https://utep.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=125573.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING:
The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers an ABET-accredited B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering. The Department of Mechanical Engineering also offers a Graduate Certificate in 3D Engineering and Additive Manufacturing and is currently developing a proposal to offer an M.S. degree and an undergraduate concentration in Aerospace and Defense Systems Engineering. The Department of Mechanical Engineering has 1,400 undergraduate students, and graduates nearly 200 undergraduates a year, making it one of the top awarders of mechanical engineering bachelor’s degrees in the country. The Mechanical Engineering Department’s Graduate Program has 130 graduate students, including 60 doctoral students; nearly all graduate students are full-time and research active. The Department of Mechanical Engineering has annual research expenditures in excess of $5 million, making it one of the top producing departments in the University from both a research and educational impact.

The Department houses two of UTEP’s top research centers, the NASA MIRO Center for Space Exploration and Technology Research (cSETR) and the W.M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation. The Department’s research and education programs strive to create abundant opportunities for students and to bring the Southwest border region to the pinnacle of advanced technology research excellence. The Department has laboratories for research in the areas of advanced manufacturing and aerospace and energy systems engineering. The Department also has exceptional computational capabilities as well as state-of-the-art manufacturing and design practice facilities.

Of particular relevance to this position, the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) in conjunction with cSETR operates several facilities which include the following: A 2,500 sq. ft. Spacecraft Design and Engineering Facility, which contains several vacuum and environmental chambers, a shaker table, electronics board fabrication equipment and a small satellite integration area. A 15 sq. mile Technology Research and Innovation Acceleration Park in Fabens, TX (35 miles from the UTEP main campus) dedicated to rocket engine testing, demonstration vehicle testing and integration, and autonomous vehicle testing with an adjacent non-towered airport. The Tornillo Unmanned Aerial Systems Flight Test Range with 3000 ft runway and 1/4 mi UAS track. In addition, a $70M Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Aerospace on campus facility has been planned and approved by University of Texas Board of Regents recently.

Additional information about the Department and College is available at http://me.utep.edu and http://engineering.utep.edu.


Open Position at Clarkson University

The Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering (MAE) Department of the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering at Clarkson University invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank in Aerospace Engineering (starting date: July 2021 or earlier). A Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering or related area is required. Applications are sought from an individual whose particular research includes space systems design, including a focus in, but not limited to space/air missions, space robotics, satellite design, guidance/navigation/control systems, astronautical power and propulsion, and other related areas of aerospace engineering. We are hoping for someone that can contribute to our transition from an aeronautical to an aerospace program, but the person’s degree can be in mechanical engineering.

Clarkson’s MAE Department currently offers B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautical Engineering, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering, and is planning to expand into the Aerospace Engineering. Successful candidates will be expected to teach fundamental undergraduate and graduate courses in aerospace engineering and develop strong externally funded research programs. Applicants should articulate a clear and substantiated vision of how their background can lead to sustained accomplishments through teaching, research, and an ability to engage in interdisciplinary activities and projects within one of the areas identified above.

Additional information about the MAE Department and the Coulter School of Engineering can be found at https://www.clarkson.edu/academics/engineering/mechanical-aeronautical-engineering. Direct inquires and applications, including a CV, both research and teaching statements, and contact information for at least three professional references to Clarkson University’s Human Resources department. To submit your application, go to https://clarkson.peopleadmin.com and click “Faculty.” Review of applications will begin immediately, and applications received by March 30, 2020 will receive full consideration.

An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Clarkson University is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment.


Faculty Openings: Duke University

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Duke University has two ongoing searches for one tenure track faculty position and one non-tenure track position:

  • Tenure-track position in Robotics, Autonomous Systems and/or Aerospace Engineering: Applications are particularly invited from candidates whose research interests fall in the areas robotics, autonomous vehicles and systems, cyber-physical systems, control theory and optimization, machine learning and artificial intelligence, energy efficient propulsion and aircraft systems, computational fluid dynamics, and other allied autonomy and aerospace disciplines. Applicants for the position must have a demonstrated record of excellence in, and show exceptional promise for, high-quality research, teaching, and professional development. (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17743)
  • Non-Tenure-track Position for Associate Director of AI & Materials phd training grant program: “Harnessing AI for Understanding & Designing Materials (aiM)” program is a new, convergent research training program to develop the next generation workforce through integration of artificial intelligence methods to enable data-driven discovery and design of new materials. The Associate Director of aiM will manage recruiting, educational, and training activities and oversee the planning, communication, implementation, and evaluation of the training program in close collaboration with the faculty team and internal/external program evaluators. This position offers an opportunity that integrates creativity and leadership at the intersection of graduate education, physical science, and data science. (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17601)

Faculty Openings: UC Davis

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at USC Davis is hiring two ladder rank tenure-track faculty positions this year.

If you are interested, please find more details here: https://mae.ucdavis.edu/news/tenure-track-faculty-positions-space-engineering-and-advanced-aircraft-mobility

The MAE department is also hiring a tenure-track lecturer with potential security of employment. For more information, please visit our website.


Faculty Openings: University of Connecticut

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut has two ongoing searches for multiple tenure track/tenured faculty positions in:

  • Advanced Digital Manufacturing, with a focus that includes advanced manufacturing systems and IoT, intelligent automation and controls, physics informed data science in advanced manufacturing, computational fabrication, advanced composites manufacturing, and computational design of products and processes;
  • Thermal-Fluid Sciences in areas including but not limited to heat and mass transfer including energy systems and processes, materials processing, reacting systems; computational fluid dynamics including fluid-structure interactions, turbulence and hypersonic flows; micro- and nano-fluidics including biological applications, soft matter mechanics and complex fluids.

Candidates with a strong background in Innovation and Entrepreneurship will be considered for all ranks and in all Mechanical Engineering related fields.


Faculty Openings: University of Oklahoma 

The School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME), at the University of Oklahoma, invites applications for four tenure-track positions in mechanical, aerospace and related fields at the Assistant Professor level in the general areas of:

  • Advanced Manufacturing (AM) Systems (https://apply.interfolio.com/68163), with particular interest in custom manufacturing; controlling composition and internal structure of materials for multi-material additive manufacturing; multi-scale modeling and data analytics; and sensor-based manufacturing design.
  • Unmanned Systems and Controls (https://apply.interfolio.com/68182) with focus on novel unmanned autonomous systems for civil, defense, and commercial applications; guidance, navigation, and control systems of single or multiple unmanned vehicles operating in harsh and remote environments; and maintenance, modernization, qualification and testing of unmanned systems for extreme weather and other disruptive events.
  • Propulsion Systems (https://apply.interfolio.com/68178), with interest in, fuel efficient and environmentally friendly aircraft engines; sustainment and modernization; new and advanced propulsion technologies for aircrafts, unmanned aerial systems and/or space exploration initiatives.
  • Space Systems and Hypersonic Vehicles (https://apply.interfolio.com/68181), with interest in fundamental/applied research on design of hypersonic vehicles through the use of high performance computing (HPC) software and hardware; spacecraft design, optimization, systems engineering; design of entry, descent, landing systems, space logistics design/mission planning, guidance and control design of spacecraft; Cubesats/small satellites; collision avoidance; orbital insertion, and satellite navigation.

These positions are part of a university strategic initiative in Aerospace and Defense research and education and support the college’s strategic priorities of doubling research through investment in strategic research areas and growing applied research programs.

 


Faculty Openings in University of Utah ME Dept.

University of Utah ME Dept. logo.The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah is searching for up to 5 positions this year. Two in Aerospace Engineering, two in Robotics, and one in Systems Engineering.

More information can be found in their flyer and at their web site, https://www.mech.utah.edu/department/open-positions/.


Faculty Positions at Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines logo.Colorado School of Mines will be hiring 12 new faculty members for the coming year, in 3 cluster areas: Advanced Manufacturing & Materials, Quantum Information & Electronic Materials and Devices, and Computational Science and Data Analytics. These cluster hires are an integral part of Mines’ strategic effort to grow in areas where we already have significant strengths or where our strengths are emerging. Candidates from many backgrounds will be considered in these areas, and ultimately hired into the best-fit department for them. Mines is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. There is a wide range of potential fit for Applied Mathematicians, Statisticians, Computational Scientists and Data Scientists!

The School’s proximity to Denver and Boulder provides opportunities for significant collaboration with government labs and industry as well as other universities. And Mines is a wonderful place to live and work if you love both the urban (Denver!) and our unparalleled outdoor recreation.

All positions can be found on the Mines’ HR website: https://jobs.mines.edu/.


Graduate Student Worker in CAM

Looking for students able to work over the summer and during the Fall/ Spring semesters

  • The Role:
    • The role is to assist in running service machines at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing, to design and manufacture parts for both educational and commercial clients.
    • The current list of machines includes: EOS m290 DMLS metal 3D printer, Haas DT-1 CNC machining center, Babyplast 610p Injection Molding machines.
  • Responsibilities:
    • Take a CAD design all the way from prototyping to production
    • Determine ideal working material for designs
    • Tend the machine making minor adjustments when necessary
    • Recognize product flaws & implements corrective action
  • Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or similar
    • Proficiency in using solid modeling CAD design software (Solidworks, Siemens NX)
    • Previous internship and/or project experience is a plus.
    • Organized and detail-oriented
    • Desire to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Contact: Interested students can apply by emailing Alec Kanyuck, CAM Service Manager, kanyuck@usc.edu

Doolittle Scholarship

Communities Foundation of Texas logo.The 2020 General James H. Doolittle Scholarship for aerospace science & engineering students will be one or more scholarships of up to $5000. To apply, students should be college juniors, seniors or graduate students pursuing a degree in aerospace science, aeronautical engineering or a related field at any accredited college or university in the United States or its possessions. Applicants must have a minimum 2.75 GPA and have completed at least 52 hours of college course work by the end of the academic semester in which they apply. Applicants must also be citizens of the United States. Application period ends May 1, 2021.

Additional details can be found at this page.


Honda Performance Development Internship

Honda Racing logo.

Honda Performance Development (Honda Racing), located in Santa Clarita, CA, have two paid internship opportunities for final year masters students or recent graduates with simulation experience. They may also consider a skilled undergraduate. Applicants must be a US citizen or green card holder.

Car Number 30.

One position is open in the field of race car aerodynamics and thermodynamics simulations. Typical CFD applications include aerodynamics development of racing cars, heat transfer and CHT simulations for brake cooling, flow through heat exchangers and engine compartment flows.

Acura NSX GT3Evo.

The second position is available in the field of race car aerodynamics testing in wind tunnel and on track. Typical testing application fields include wind tunnel testing in a full-scale facility, on-road testing and related statistical data analysis, on-car instrumentation and related data acquisition.

For further information, contact
HPD Contact: Dr. Ante Soda, Tel: (661) 414-4389 E-mail: asoda@hra.com
ANSYS Contact: Kyle Kaplan, Kyle.Kaplan@ansys.com


DOD–SMART Scholarship

The DoD LogoSMART logo

As a means of increasing the number of U.S. citizens and nationals trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance, the Department of Defense offers the Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program. SMART is a competitive offering open to undergraduate or graduate students in (most) STEM programs who are citizens of the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, or the UK. Scholarships include full tuition and fees, a monthly stipend, books & supplies allowance, and a health insurance allowance. Applicants select a DoD facility or agency where they would prefer to work. Recipients are obligated to participate in summer internship programs and accept DoD employment after graduation.

The application period for scholarships beginning in 2022 opens August 01, 2021.