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Faculty Positions Announcement: 2016-2017

The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME), University of Michigan (U-M), Ann Arbor, seeks outstanding applicants for multiple full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty positions. The positions are open to candidates at all ranks, including junior and senior-level appointments. All who have strong backgrounds in areas relevant to mechanical engineering are welcome to apply. Areas of special interest include dynamics & dynamical systems, solid mechanics & materials, thermal sciences (with an energy environment focus), and robotics (in partnership with the U-M Robotics Institute faculty cluster search). We are especially interested in individuals who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of our academic community. Underrepresented minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

The U-M Mechanical Engineering Department is a vibrant and collegial community. It is home to 65 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 22 research faculty, over 450 graduate students (including over 250 Ph.D. students), and 750 undergraduate students. We are well known for our leadership in core mechanical engineering disciplines as well as in interdisciplinary and emerging areas. The Department is consistently ranked among the top nationwide and worldwide by various ranking systems, such as the QS World rankings, U.S. News & World Report, and the National Research Council Ph.D. Program Assessments. More information about the Department can be found at: http://me.engin.umich.edu/.

The University of Michigan has a long and distinguished history. It was founded in 1817, 20 years before the territory became a state, and was one of the first public universities in the nation. Throughout its nearly 200-year history, U-M has maintained the highest levels of education, scholarship, and research. Ann Arbor is a very attractive city, regularly rated as one of the best places to live in the nation.

Applicants should have an earned Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering or an appropriate field. We seek scholars who will provide inspiration, leadership, and impact in research, teaching, and service. To ensure full consideration, candidates are encouraged to apply now and certainly before November 30, 2016, as applications will be reviewed immediately upon receipt.

All applicants should submit, in PDF format: (1) a detailed resume, (2) a statement of research and teaching interests, (3) up to three representative publications, and (4) the names and contact information of at least three references. Applications must be submitted electronically at http://me.engin.umich.edu/facultysearch.

The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory/affirmative action employer and is responsive to the needs of dual career families.