Faculty Positions

Mechanical Engineering
Announcement of a Faculty Position: 2019-2020

The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME), University of Michigan (U-M), Ann Arbor, seeks outstanding applicants for a full-time, tenured or tenure-track, faculty position.  The position is open for either a junior or a senior-level appointment.  Exceptional candidates in any area are welcome to apply in the general area of manufacturing.  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, inclusive and collegial community that has just celebrated its sesquicentennial.  It is home to 72 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 23 research faculty, almost 500 graduate students (including over 250 Ph.D. students), and over 800 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 mechanical engineering programs nationally and internationally by the QS World Rankings, U.S. News & World Report, National Research Council Ph.D. Program Assessments, and others.  More information about the Department can be found at: https://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 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 1, 2019, as applications will be reviewed immediately upon receipt. 
All applicants should submit, in PDF format: (1) a detailed resume, (2) statements of research and teaching and contributions to DEI (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.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Search Chair, Prof. Jeff Sakamoto (jeffsaka@umich.edu), not the Department Chair (Prof. Ellen Aruda).