Opportunities

Opportunities

3 Tenure Track Positions in ME

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Manhattan College is currently searching for three tenure-track faculty members in Mechanical Engineering. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2021, but the search will remain open until the position is filled.

See their flyer (https://ame.usc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/ManhattanTT-F22.pdf) for more information and links to the job postings.


7 Faculty Openings

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Department of Mechanical. Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering (mane.rpi.edu) invites applicants for a Professor of Practice position with a passion for engineering education and student engagement. There is a particular emphasis on candidates who are or will become innovative instructors in Computational Engineering (including FEA and CFD) and Numerical Methods in Engineering.


7 Faculty Openings

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Department of Mechanical. Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering (mane.rpi.edu) invites applicants for a Professor of Practice position with a passion for engineering education and student engagement. There is a particular emphasis on candidates who are or will become innovative instructors in Computational Engineering (including FEA and CFD) and Numerical Methods in Engineering.


Professor of Practice

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Department of Mechanical. Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering (mane.rpi.edu) invites applicants for a Professor of Practice position with a passion for engineering education and student engagement. There is a particular emphasis on candidates who are or will become innovative instructors in Computational Engineering (including FEA and CFD) and Numerical Methods in Engineering.

A Ph.D. in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Nuclear Engineering, or in a related area, is required. A Professor of Practice is expected to have substantial leadership experience of at least 10 years and have a national or international reputation for excellence in their field of expertise.

All interested candidates are requested to send a Cover letter, CV, and a statement of teaching interests with evidence of effective teaching to Professor Suvranu De (des@rpi.edu).


2 Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Positions

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The J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University (https://engineering.tamu.edu/mechanical) invites applications for two tenured or tenure-track assistant, associate or full professor-level positions with a nine-month academic appointment, and the possibility of an additional summer appointment contingent upon need and availability of funds, beginning Fall 2022.

Human Health or Advanced Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering The primary focus is on individuals with expertise and experience in emerging research fields with applications in human health or advanced manufacturing. In both application fields, the preferred candidate will be building on strong mechanical engineering fundamentals while building on and extending advanced technical capabilities and emerging concepts. The successful applicant will be required to teach, advise and mentor graduate students, develop an independent, externally funded research program, participate in all aspects of the department’s activities, and serve the profession. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.

Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer – Living Biological Systems The department will consider individuals with demonstrated expertise and experience in thermodynamics and heat transfer as applied to the preservation of living biological systems. Complementary skills and/or knowledge in nanotechnology, materials science, sensors and physical/analytical and biological assessments are desired. The successful applicant will be required to teach, advise and mentor graduate students, develop an independent, externally funded research program, participate in all aspects of the department’s activities, and serve the profession. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, diversity statement and a list of four references (including postal addresses, phone numbers and email addresses) by applying at http://apply.interfolio.com/97484 and http://apply.interfolio.com/97489. Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 15, 2021. Applications received after that date may be considered until position is filled.


Lecturer in ME

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Tennessee Tech’s Department of Mechanical Engineering is looking for a person to fill a full time, nine-month, non-tenure track lecturer position to begin August 1, 2022. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate-level courses in Mechanical Engineering. Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. Preference will also be given to applicants having experience supporting student learning in curricular or extra-curricular activities with expertise in Energy, Thermal and Fluid Mechanics.

For more information and/or to apply, go to https://jobs.tntech.edu/.


Multiple Faculty Positions in ME

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Rowan University invites applications for multiple tenure-track/tenured faculty positions at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank. Although outstanding candidates in all areas of mechanical engineering will be considered, the preferred areas of research interest and expertise are digital design & manufacturing, multi-physics modeling & simulation, and electronic packaging design.

For more information see https://ame.usc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/RowanU_Ad2021.pdf.


2 Faculty Positions in ME

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Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is seeking to fill two tenure track positions in the following areas:

  • Dynamic Systems and Control
  • Materials Engineering and Manufacturing

These positions will start in fall 2022. We are seeking faculty who are passionate about undergraduate mechanical engineering education.

More details can be found at: https://rosehulman.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/9/home/requisition/307?c=rosehulman.


2 Faculty Positions

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The University of West Florida’s Mechanical Engineering Department is searching for two full-time faculty positions, starting in the fall of 2022:
Assistant/Associate Professor – (Assistant Professor preferred) – we are looking for someone in the broad area of design. Candidates with experience leading project teams preferred. More details at: https://careersmanager.pageuppeople.com/997/cw/en-us/job/494067/assistantassociate-professor-in-mechanical-engineering-124970.
Instructor – (Located at our Fort Walton Beach campus) – we are looking for someone with industrial experience and/or someone who has advised project teams. More details at: https://careersmanager.pageuppeople.com/997/cw/en-us/job/494065/instructor-in-mechanical-engineering-123620.


Asst. Prof.—Dynamics, Controls, and Robotics

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The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at California State University, Long Beach invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty appointment (Assistant Professor, Dynamics, Controls, and Robotics) to begin August 17, 2022. The announcement describes the position, the qualities we are searching for in the candidates, and information on how to apply.

For more information about the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, please see our website at: https://www.csulb.edu/college-of-engineering/mechanical-aerospace-engineering. Complete position descriptions for all of our recruitments are available at: https://www.csulb.edu/divisions/aa/personnel/jobs/coe/. Please note that applications must be submitted by clicking Apply Now on the CSULB website at: https://careers.pageuppeople.com/873/lb/en-us/job/501162/assistant-professor-of-mechanical-and-aerospace-engineering-dynamics-controls-and-robotics.

The review of applications will begin November 15, 2021. The position is open until filled (or recruitment canceled).


Faculty Position in ME—Healthcare

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The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering is seeking a tenure-track faculty member at the assistant professor level in the area of Healthcare Engineering and Analytics. Special consideration will be given to candidates who can contribute to cross-disciplinary research programs in healthcare, nursing, artificial intelligence, data science, and socially-engaged systems engineering.

For more information see https://ame.usc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/UMassAmherstHealthcareEngr.pdf.


Tenure Track Position in Aerospace Engineering

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The Mechanical, Aerospace, and Acoustical Engineering Department at the University of Hartford invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in our newly established Aerospace Engineering program.

The position start date is anticipated to be August 2022.

Applicants from all areas of Aerospace Engineering and related fields will be considered, but preference will be given to those in the areas of aerospace materials and structures, aircraft design, space systems engineering, as well as in related fields of thermo-fluids.

The complete position announcement can be found here: https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=177656866&Title=Tenure%2Dtrack%20Assistant%20Professor%20of%20Aerospace%20Engineering%20%282022%2D2023%29,

and here including a link to apply: https://hartford.peopleadmin.com/postings/4704.


2 Tenure Track Positions

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The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California at Davis has two openings for tenure-track faculty. The first position is in Aircraft Analysis and Design, including—but not limited to—aircraft analysis, performance, and design, flow control, applied aerodynamics, computational and experimental aerodynamics, aero-propulsive interaction, multidisciplinary aircraft optimization, commercial supersonics, electrified aircraft, Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL), or advanced air mobility (AAM). The candidate should to have a strong background in systems integration as applied to one or more of these areas, plus a strong background in traditional aircraft design principles. Applications are due by October 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PST; apply here: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04366.

The second is in Spaceflight Engineering to strengthen UC Davis’s new campus Center for Spaceflight Research. Sought after backgrounds are any current or emerging area that contributes to Spaceflight Engineering. Any area relating to spaceflight/spacecraft/space mission/space exploration/space vehicles engineering will be considered, including technology related to either human or robotic missions in any aspect. Applications are due by December 16, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. PST; apply here: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04472.

For more information on both positions, see https://mailchi.mp/709e8e032635/uc-davis-mechanical-aerospace-engineering-faculty-recruitment-2021?e=5815fe7a42.


2 Tenure Track Positions

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley has two openings for junior faculty:

  1. Data Driven Design: We are seeking candidates with expertise in the broad area of Data-Driven Engineering Design, representing the fusion of mechanical engineering design with cutting-edge data science techniques such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. Complete position description: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03138
  2. Critical Needs with emphasis on Energy: Outstanding candidates in all areas of mechanical engineering are encouraged to apply. In particular, the Department has identified critical needs in the broad area of Sustainable Energy Science and Technologies as a top priority, and seeks research and scholarship which will help advance solutions to the grand challenge of global climate change. Complete position description: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03137

Both positions are at the nontenured level and have an application deadline of Monday, Nov 15, 2021.


2 Tenure Track Positions

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The Department of Aerospace Engineering has several job opportunities:

  • Two open-rank faculty positions: Exceptional applicants in all areas relevant to Aerospace Engineering will be considered. Some example areas of interest are aerospace materials and high-temperature materials, aerospace manufacturing processes and systems, computational combustion, aerodynamics and optimization, and hypersonics. The full posting is at https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board/job-details?jobID=152327
  • Teaching Professor (open-rank, full-time): This faculty member contributes to the department by teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, by leading course and curriculum development, by interacting with students through academic advising, and by conducting funded research in education-related areas of interest and expertise. The department has a particular need for candidates who could teach aerospace gateway courses that provide the foundation for learning throughout the curriculum, hands-on courses in computational or laboratory methods, and design-related courses that emphasize communication, team building, and leadership. The job posting is at https://jobs.illinois.edu/faculty-positions/job-details?jobID=152762
  • Professor of Practice: The department invites applications for a full-time Professor of Practice (equivalent to a Clinical Professor) position of any rank (open-rank, full-time). The successful candidate will make a significant impact on aerospace engineering education by providing instruction to graduate and undergraduate students based on his/her knowledge gained from practical, real-world experience. One position is planned to complement current practical expertise in the department in spacecraft and aircraft design, including, but not limited to, areas such as guidance, navigation, and control, aerospace systems, materials and structures, aerodynamics and propulsion, embedded systems, human spaceflight, and aerospace medicine. The full job posting is at https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board/job-details?jobID=152601


2 Tenure Track Positions

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University has two active tenure track faculty postings (Assistant or Associate Professor level) in the in the fields of (1) Propulsion and (2) Energy Decarbonization. The position descriptions and application guidelines for both are attached. Online applications can be accessed with the following weblinks:


Faculty Openings: Duke University

The Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Duke University is seeking to fill two tenure track and one non-tenure track faculty positions in several key areas:

  • Early-career faculty (assistant or associate professor positions) with research expertise which intersect with the themes of materials science, computing/AI and/or resilience. Duke has multiple faculty positions available through the support of the Duke Science and Technology signature initiative, which seeks to hire young faculty in these key areas: materials science (e.g., materials for energy and sustainability, metamaterials, biomaterials, and interface with machine learning and artificial intelligence), computing (e.g., artificial intelligence and machine learning, quantum computing, autonomous systems, internet of things, and cyber security/privacy), and resilience (e.g., understanding/controlling how biological systems adapt to stress and trauma). We are particularly focused on candidates involved with multidisciplinary research, possibly connecting among multiple departments. the full search announcement with application instructions is at https://research.duke.edu/dst-faculty-search. If you have any questions, please contact us at MEMS.DSTsearch@duke.edu.
  • Assistant Professor tenure track – experimental robotics/automation: Applications are particularly invited from candidates whose research interests fall in the area of experimental and field robotics and autonomous systems. Examples include–but are not limited to–human-robot systems, legged robotics, soft robotics, distributed robotics, medical robots, mobile robotics in unstructured and dynamic environments, and other allied autonomy disciplines. Duke encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, as well as entrepreneurial activities, which serve to broaden the societal impact of our research and teaching. https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19635.
  • Professor of the Practice/Instruction and Director of Automation Masters Program: A non-tenure track position in the general area of robotics and autonomy that blends teaching, scholarship, and administration. The successful candidate will: 1) design, implement, and direct a graduate-level master’s degree and parallel certificate programs in the general area of autonomous systems, leveraging Duke expertise in controls, AI/ML, robotics, IoT, and 2) teach advanced courses in autonomous systems and robotics, with physical and virtual student work, that would tie into research and scholarship efforts. https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18795.

Design for Manufacturing Assistant Professor

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan – Dearborn has an open tenure-track faculty position in the area of design for manufacturing. Details are in https://ame.usc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/UMichME21-22Design.pdf and apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/93514.


4 Assistant Professor Openings

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks to fill four tenure-track faculty positions in the areas of 1) machine learning, AI, and data-driven approaches to modeling, simulation, and design; and 2) robotics, controls, and automation. Starting date would be August, 2022.

There is more information in the announcement at https://ame.usc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/UW-Madison-Mech-Eng-PVL-Fall-2021.pdf.

 


Tenure Track Positions at University of Waterloo

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Department of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo, invites applications from exceptional scholars and researchers for 2 tenure track positions:

  • Faculty Position in Surgical Robotics / Robot-assisted Surgical and Interventions
    The successful candidate must have a PhD in Engineering or an equivalent discipline in a robotics topic and demonstrable experience, expertise or training in biomedical / medical applications, and preferably postdoctoral training and research experience, clinical or industrial experience after PhD. Applicants should have demonstrated research strength in the broad technical area of Surgical Robotics / Robot-assisted surgeries and interventions. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to robot design, minimally invasive robotics, ultrasound-guided and image-guided robotics, high-precision surgery, teleoperation, haptic-guided robotics, augmented dexterity, micro- and nanorobotics, and model-based computational methods in surgical robotics. For more details, see https://uwaterloo.ca/engineering/faculty-position-surgical-robotics-robot-assisted-surgeries.
  • Faculty Position in Assistive & Rehabilitation
    The successful candidate must have a PhD in Engineering, or an equivalent discipline, in a robotics topic and demonstrable experience, and preferably postdoctoral training and research experience after PhD. Applicants should have demonstrated research strength in Assistive and Rehabilitation Robotics with a focus on lower limb and whole body movement. Areas of interest include but are not limited to the design and development of exoskeletons, exosuits or other assistive devices, soft robotics, gait training robots, physical therapy robots, actuators for assistive / rehabilitation robots, human-robot interfaces, and functional electrical stimulation. Preferred candidates will have a demonstrated ability to collaborate and work with multi-disciplinary team members, particularly those in the healthcare community. For more details, see https://uwaterloo.ca/engineering/faculty-position-assistive-rehabilitation-robotics?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=email.


ME-EM Department at Michigan Tech

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Technological University is inviting applications for two Assistant Professor positions. All mechanical engineering research areas are of interest, including additive manufacturing, cyber-physical systems, robotics, acoustics/noise control, marine renewables, and more. For full consideration, complete application packages should be received by October 31, 2021, but applications will be considered until the position is filled.

For more information, see the announcement at https://ame.usc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/MichTech2021_AsstProf.pdf.


Mechanical Design Position at U Mass, Amherst

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The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the area of Mechanical Design. Special consideration will be given to candidates in the fields of robotics, soft robotics, mechatronics, or machine learning. Specific areas of interest include but are not limited to product and process design, design innovation, multidisciplinary design optimization, computational modeling, and systems design. The appointment is expected to begin September 1, 2022.

For more information, see the announcement at https://ame.usc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/UMass-Amherst-MIE-Faculty-Search-Asst-Professor-in-Mechanical-Design.pdf.


4 Faculty Positions at CSUN

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California State University at Northridge’s Department of Mechanical Engineering has 4 tenure-track faculty openings in the areas of applied mechanics/composites, fluid mechanics, and autonomous systems & robotics (2). For more information, see the individual announcements


Teaching Position at University of Minnesota

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities seeks candidates for a non-tenure-track teaching assistant professor. The person in this position will teach undergraduate and mixed undergraduate-graduate courses in the areas of manufacturing, machine design, and computer aided design, as well as courses related to those topics including system dynamics, control systems, and vibrations. We will begin reviewing candidates October 1, with a start date of Fall 2022.

More information is available on the flyer at https://ame.usc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/UMN_ME_Teaching_Faculty_2021.pdf.


Teaching Faculty Position in AME

University of Notre Dame

The Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a non-tenure-track teaching faculty position. The successful applicant will teach required undergraduate courses in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, primarily design and laboratory courses, with the potential for some core engineering science and/or elective courses as well.

For more information, see https://ame.usc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/ND-AME_Teaching2021.pdf.


Hiring Spree!

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The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (http://www.mae.usu.edu/) at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant and Associate Professor levels. Preference will be given to those with demonstrated expertise in experimental fluid mechanics (including state-ot-the-art optical measurement techniques), or hypersonic flow (including shock influenced chemical reaction in propulsion and boundary layers, hypersonic ionization, and non-equilibrium high-enthalpy flow). Anticipated start date: January, 2022. For more information, see https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/3691/assistant-or-associate-professor/job?mobile=false&width=1200&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-480&jun1offset=-420

The Department is also looking to hire two full-time academic year Professional Practice Assistant Professors to develop and teach application based graduate level courses in mechanical engineering. In addition, the successful candidates will help the department develop a Master Program in Composite Materials Engineering as part of the Center for Advanced Composite Materials and Structures. For more information, go to https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/3688/professional-practice-assistant-professor/job.


3 Faculty Positions in ME

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The Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Texas at San Antonio is looking to fill 3 tenure track faculty positions. The first opening is for someone with a background in high speed computational fluid dynamics. See the announcement containing more details at https://ame.usc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Aero-Ad-2021-Final-Long.pdf.

The second opening is for two Assistant Professors in the field of Manufacturing, Industrial and/or Systems Engineering. The department is interested in candidates with strong expertise in any of the following areas: Operations Research, Data Science, Supply Chain Network Design, and Advanced/Intelligent/Smart Manufacturing. More information may be found in the flyer advertising the positions at https://ame.usc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/ISE-Position-Description-Long.pdf.


Asst. & Assoc. Professor and Teaching Faculty Positions in AE

The Department of Aerospace Engineering at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, invites applications for several tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. Successful applicants should demonstrate a potential to establish and grow a strong externally funded research program and to excel at teaching and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. The preferred areas of expertise are astronautics & space applications, hypersonics & rocket propulsion, experimental aerodynamics as well as composites & additive manufacturing. In addition, the department is looking for potential faculty (possibly non-tenure track-teaching positions) interested in teaching design, i.e. spacecraft, rocket engine, airplane, and jet engine design. However, applicants in all areas of Aerospace Engineering will be considered.

Posting for these jobs is at https://jobs.chronicle.com/job/363694/faculty-positions-in-the-department-of-aerospace-engineering-/.


Asst. Professor position in ME–Thermal Engineering

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The Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo, invites applications from exceptional scholars and researchers for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with research interest in Thermal Engineering with an anticipated start date in March 2022. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or an equivalent discipline. Strong communication skills and a desire to teach heat transfer and thermodynamics at both the graduate and undergraduate levels are required. Evidence of potential for developing an active research program with an emphasis on Thermal Engineering is also required. Duties will include developing and maintaining an active and internationally recognized research program and the supervision of graduate and undergraduate students. Applicants whose research activities compliment and strengthen existing strengths within the Heat Transfer and Thermal Engineering Group will be considered favorably including energy and alternative energy systems, combustion and propulsion, and fundamental heat transfer studies.

For more information and to apply, go to https://uwaterloo.ca/engineering/faculty-opening-thermal-engineering.


Faculty Positions in I-AI at Donghua University

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The Industrial Artificial Intelligence Lab (I-AI Lab) in School of Mechcanical Engineering seeks to fill Assistant or Associate Professor positions in Smart Manufacturing with emphasis on Digital Twins and Machine Vision
especially for the textile industry.

For more information, see their announcement at https://ame.usc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/I-AI_LabDonghuaU.pdf.


Asst. Professor position in Mechanical Engineering–Materials

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The Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo, invites applications from exceptional scholars and researchers for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Ideal candidates should have a demonstrated research strength in Multiscale Experimental Analyses and Constitutive Model Development to Investigate Microstructure-Process-Performance Relationship. Applicants with active research on performing multiscale experiments to calibrate/validate numerical models of the constitutive and fracture behaviour of light metals and ultra-high strength steels will be preferred. This position offers a unique opportunity to engage in collaborative research with the automotive industry. It is expected that the applicant will work closely with our NSERC/GM Industrial Research Chair in “Integrated Computational Mechanics for Mass Efficient Automotive Structures” as well as develop an independent complementary research program. The application deadline is July 31, 2021.

For more information and to apply, go to https://uwaterloo.ca/engineering/opening-multiscale-characterization-and-modelling.


Teaching Faculty in Mechanical Engineering

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Technological University (MIchigan Tech) is conducting a search to fill a lecturer position. Some features of ME at MTU:

  • Our Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Program is ranked 34th nationally by the 2020 U.S. News Best Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Programs among all doctoral granting universities in the U. S., which puts Michigan Tech in the Top 10% of all ME programs in the United States.
  • Our Mechanical Engineering program is ranked 16 out of 272 ME programs nationwide in 2019 by College Factual on average early-career and average mid-career earnings. This places Michigan Tech’s ME program in the Top 10% of all ME programs in the country reviewed by College Factual for value.
  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Vision: Be a nationally recognized mechanical engineering department that attracts, rewards, and retains outstanding faculty, students, and staff.
  • Our GRADUATE PROGRAM is RANKED 63rd nationally among the 182 (top 35%) doctoral granting Mechanical Engineering Departments in the U.S. by the 2022 U.S. News:Best Graduate Schools (ranked in 2021).
  • Our department is 5th in MSME enrollment,16th in MSME degrees awarded, 26th in PhD enrollment and 21st in PhD degrees awarded in the U. S.(latest ASEE Data)
  • The National Science Foundation (NSF) ranks Mechanical Engineering in RESEARCH EXPENDITURES at Michigan Tech 16th in FY2019 (latest rankings) with $20.015 Million among all Mechanical Engineering programs in the U.S.
  • Our UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM is currently 8th in enrollment and 19th in BSME degrees awarded in the U.S (latest ASEE data). We have been in the top 27 in BSME degrees awarded for the past 36 consecutive years.

For more information on this job, see the flyer advertising the position. The job listing is at https://www.employment.mtu.edu/cw/en-us/job/492582.


Asst. & Assoc. Professors in the MANE Department

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The department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering at RPI has multiple openings at the Assistant and Associate Professor levels. The department is seeking Aerospace Engineering faculty with special consideration given to candidates with expertise in emerging areas of space, vertical lift, computational science and engineering, thermal and fluids engineering, data science, and machine learning. More detailed information is available at https://careers.rpi.edu/en-us/job/492642.


Visiting Assistant Professor—Emergency Hire

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The Arkansas Tech University Department of Mechanical Engineering is seeking to fill an emergency hire position for a Visiting Assistant Professor to teach in the machine/manufacturing area for the 2021-22 academic year. The department hopes to attract an ABD Ph.D. student or a post-doc, but a minimum of a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field is required. Interested parties may send their CV and/or questions to: Dr. John L. Krohn, Interim Department Head, Mechanical Engineering, 1811 N. Boulder Ave., Russellville, AR 72801 or by email to jkrohn@atu.edu.


Teaching Positions in Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering

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Do you have a passion for teaching engineering, mentoring undergraduate students, and being part of a team developing innovative and impactful undergraduate academic experiences?

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Department of Mechanical. Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering (mane.rpi.edu) invites applicants with a passion for engineering education and student engagement for multiple instructional positions. A Ph.D. in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Nuclear Engineering, or in a related area, is required. There is a particular emphasis on candidates who are or will become innovative instructors in Thermal and Fluids Engineering, Aerospace Design and Engineering (especially for spacecraft), Computational Engineering (including FEA and CFD), Mechanical Systems Design, and Radiological Engineering, and Nuclear Instrumentation.

All interested candidates are requested to send a Cover letter, CV, and a statement of teaching interests with evidence of effective teaching to Professor Suvranu De (des@rpi.edu).


Tuskegee Wants 2 Assistant Professors in Aerospace

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The Department of Aerospace Science Engineering at Tuskegee University has two faculty positions open at the Assistant Professor level. They are looking for faculty with expertise in Orbital Mechanics/Flight Controls/Aerodynamics/Propulsion. Since this is an undergraduate department, the successful candidates should be able/willing to teach typical undergraduate aerospace engineering courses including the capstone flight vehicle design course. For further info, contact Prof. M. Javed Khan at mjkhan@tuskegee.edu.


Multiple Faculty Openings at Embry-Riddle Prescott (AZ)

Embry-Riddle

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona has multiple open faculty positions for both Assistant and Associate Professor in Aerospace Engineering. Candidates with expertise in: spacecraft design, space systems engineering, aircraft design, computer-aided design, computational methods, and flight mechanics are strongly encouraged to apply. For details, see their announcement.


Honda Performance Development–CFD

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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


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: 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. Position is no longer available.
  • 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.


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, a 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, and runs through December 1, 2021.

For more information about the SMART Scholarship Program and to apply, go to https://www.smartscholarship.org/smart.


Published on January 16th, 2018

Last updated on December 2nd, 2021