ME Faculty Openings
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities invites applications for multiple full-time, tenure-track positions.
Candidate research should align with one or more of the following disciplinary and application areas:
- Manufacturing, materials, and mechanical design — with applications to biomedical devices, additive manufacturing, smart materials, or robotics and automation;
- Thermodynamics and heat/mass transfer — with applications to heat management in devices, new processes involving bio heat transfer, and fabrication and evaluation of materials for energy storage and conversion; or
- Plasma and aerosol science and engineering — with applications to semiconductor manufacturing, clean room and particle technology, and filtration.
We are seeking a faculty candidate who complements current expertise in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and will grow strategic synergistic collaborations within the department and the University. We primarily seek candidates at the assistant professor level; however, we will consider senior level appointments for exceptionally qualified candidates.
Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in mechanical engineering (or a closely related discipline) by the date of appointment. The successful candidate is expected to have the potential to conduct a vigorous and innovative research program. They should also have the ability to effectively teach graduate and undergraduate level courses to a diverse group of engineering students. The candidate’s research and teaching activities should enhance the department’s research and teaching missions.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering values and is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. For this position, we welcome and encourage applications from a diverse community and particularly from persons in groups that are underrepresented. We further welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering values and is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
We strongly encourage underrepresented minority and women candidates to apply.
We further welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
ABOUT UMN ME
Welcome to UMN ME! Our dynamic department is home to 43 faculty members, 333 graduate students, and 488 undergraduate students — one of the largest undergraduate student populations at the U.
UMN ME provides a high quality student experience founded on a research integrated education, with learning opportunities that capitalize on the unique aspects of our department and state. Our research encompasses all areas of mechanical engineering and addresses societal challenges in the areas of energy transition, environment and sustainability, human health, next-generation manufacturing, and robotics and mobility. The department is part of the College of Science and Engineering, a highly interdisciplinary college comprised of 12 departments covering engineering, physical sciences, mathematics, and computer science. The college and the University actively encourage and provide resources for interdisciplinary research collaborations.
The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit the following documents via Interfolio:
- Cover letter
- Current CV including a complete listing of all publications
- Research statement
- Teaching statement
- Diversity statement
- At least three letters of reference, signed and on official letterhead
Visit the full job posting for guidance about application materials and information about the benefits of working at the University of Minnesota.
We encourage interested applicants to apply early. Applications will be considered beginning November 1st, 2023. Priority will be given to applications received by November 1st, 2023, and all applications submitted by the priority deadline will be reviewed. However, the position will remain open until filled.
The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, familial status, disability, public assistance status, membership or activity in a local commission created for the purpose of dealing with discrimination, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.