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Faculty Position

The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME), University of Michigan (U-M), Ann Arbor, seeks outstanding scholars to apply for multiple full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty positions.  The positions are open to candidates of all ranks, including junior and senior-level appointments. The focus of our search this year is in the areas of biosystems, dynamics, systems, and control, thermal/fluid sciences, and manufacturing. However, all who have strong backgrounds in disciplines relevant to mechanical engineering are welcome to apply. We are especially interested in individuals who are committed to developing research programs and engaging in undergraduate and graduate teaching while demonstrating a commitment to advancing equity, justice, and inclusion as well as eliminating systemic racism and sexism. The candidates’ research, teaching, and inclusion statements should define common good or social justice as they apply towards their career goals.

Applicants should have an earned Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or a related field.  We seek strong scholars who will provide inspiration, leadership, and impact in research, teaching, and service and contribute to the diversity, equity, and inclusion goals of the University and Department.  For best consideration, candidates are encouraged to apply now and certainly before January 31, 2023 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 referees. 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. Underrepresented minority and women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

The U-M Mechanical Engineering Department is the home of 69 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 18 research faculty, over 400 graduate students (around 250 Ph.D. students) and 700 undergraduate students. The U-M ME is well known for its strengths in major mechanical engineering core disciplines as well as in interdisciplinary and emerging thematic areas. The Department is consistently ranked among the top nationwide and worldwide by various ranking systems, such as the QS World rankings, the US News and World Report, and the National Research Council Ph.D. Program evaluation. 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, twenty years before the territory became a state, and was one of the first public universities in the nation. Throughout its nearly 200-year history, it has maintained the highest levels of education, scholarship, and research.  Ann Arbor is a very attractive city, regularly ranked as one of the best places to live in the nation. 

Michigan Engineers are world-class educators, researchers, students, and staff who strive to build a people-first future. As part of the nation’s number one public research institution, Michigan Engineering’s mission is to provide scientific and technological leadership to the people of the world, develop intellectually curious and socially conscious minds, create collaborative solutions to societal problems, and promote an inclusive and innovative community of service for the common good.

Our vision, mission, and values are supported by a people-first engineering framework that guides our work. As Michigan Engineers, we strive to apply excellent engineering fundamentals, integrated expertise, and equity-centered values to reimagine what engineering can be, close critical gaps, and elevate all people. Information about our vision, mission, and values can be found at: http://strategicvision.engin.umich.edu/.

The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Michigan Engineering models that commitment in our research, culture, and collaborations. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of that commitment. Learn more about DEI at Michigan Engineering: https://www.engin.umich.edu/culture/diversity-equity-inclusion/.

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