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Assistant or Associate Professor
University of Nevada, Reno

Date Posted Dec. 28, 2018
Title Assistant or Associate Professor
University University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV, United States
Department Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline open until filled
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2019
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering

Two Tenured/Tenure-Track Advanced Manufacturing Positions at the University of Nevada, Reno

The Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Nevada, Reno has two tenured/tenure-track faculty openings. These positions are part of an Advanced Manufacturing cluster, and have emphases on additive manufacturing ( or advanced mirco-/nano-manufacturing and materials processing ( Both positions are at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Assistant professor candidates are expected to develop externally funded scholarly research programs, become active in professional service, and teach existing and develop new undergraduate and graduate mechanical engineering courses. Additionally associate professor candidates must have a proven record of externally funded and nationally recognized research, and experience providing outstanding professional and academic service and leadership.

The positions will be available July 1, 2019. Full consideration will be given to candidates who apply by February 1, 2018. The salary, benefits, and start-up packages will be highly competitive.

These positions are part of a cluster of eight openings for tenure-track faculty in advanced manufacturing across a variety of disciplines within the College of Engineering. This cluster is part of a multidisciplinary, university-wide, multi-year commitment to establish the University of Nevada, Reno as an international leader in advanced manufacturing research. Advanced manufacturing has been a priority in the College of Engineering for the past several years, and the College plans to add up to 16 positions in advanced manufacturing over the next four years.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is one of five departments in the College of Engineering. It has recently grown to 20 tenured/tenure-track faculty and 3.5 lecturers. The department offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering, is ABET accredited, and has approximately 800 undergraduate and 40 graduate students. To support its growing undergraduate and graduate programs, a $14 million renovation of the Mechanical Engineering building was completed in 2017. For more information see

Thanks to substantial growth in both student enrollment and tenure-track faculty positions, the College of Engineering is constructing a new engineering building, scheduled to open in 2020. The new building provides both additional space and modern facilities capable of supporting advanced engineering research. This building will allow the College to pursue its strategic vision, serve Nevada and the nation, and educate future generations of engineering professionals.
Reno is on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and its magnificent recreational opportunities, and 4 hours from San Francisco. The area has a population of 425,000, growing engineering, high-tech and arts communities, and a convenient international airport.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience. EEO/AA Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Contact: Dr. Eric Wang Mechanical Engineering University of Nevada, Reno (775) 784-6094

  • EEO/AA Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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  • Eric Wang
    Mechanical Engineering
    University of Nevada, Reno
    1664 N. Virginia St
    M/S 0312
    Reno, NV 89557
  • 775-784-6931
  • 775-784-1701


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