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Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh

  • Dec. 6, 2017
  • Assistant Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Department
  • University of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, PA
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • TBD
  • Assistant Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Engineering Mechanics
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Solid Mechanics Faculty Position
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
The University of Pittsburgh

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS) at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) invites applications for a tenure ┬Čtrack assistant professor position in the Solid Mechanics area, with a mechanical engineering focus. Successful applicants should have the ability to build an externally funded research program, as well as contribute to the teaching mission of the MEMS Department. Applicants should have a PhD or ScD in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering or a related field. Applicants with outstanding track records at the associate professor level are also encouraged to apply, but the focus will be at the assistant professor level.

We are seeking applicants who have strong interdisciplinary interests and who can collaborate across engineering disciplines. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas of solid mechanics: modeling and/or experimental methodology of deformation, fracture, structural stability, micro/nano-mechanics, biomechanics, or some combination of these.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science has 30 tenured or tenure-track faculty members who generate over $7 million in annual research expenditures. The Department maintains cutting-edge experimental and computational facilities in its five core research competencies: advanced manufacturing and design; materials for extreme conditions, biomechanics and medical technologies; modeling and simulation; energy system technologies; and quantitative and in situ materials characterization.

The successful candidate for this position will benefit from the resources, support, and a multidisciplinary research environment fostered by the University of Pittsburgh’s Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation (, Center for Energy ( and Center for Simulation and Modeling (, as well as the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (

Qualified applicants should submit their applications electronically to with SM Search as an identifier. The application should include the following materials in pdf form: a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests together with a listing of teaching interests, and name and contact information of at least three references. Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

Candidates from groups traditionally underrepresented in engineering are strongly encouraged to apply. The candidate should be committed to high-quality teaching for a diverse student body and to assisting our Department in enhancing diversity. The University of Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

  • The University of Pittsburgh is an EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled employer.

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  • Marian Klanica
    Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Department
    University of Pittsburgh
    3700 O'Hara Street
    Benedum Hall
    Pittsburgh, PA 15261
  • 412-624-7661
  • 412-624-4846


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