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Faculty Position in Simulation-Based Design and Additive Manufacturing
Reykjavik University

Date Posted Aug. 10, 2022
Title Faculty Position in Simulation-Based Design and Additive Manufacturing
University Reykjavik University
Reykjavik, Iceland
Department Department of Engineering
Application Deadline Oct. 2, 2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Engineering - Other
    Manufacturing & Quality Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Engineering is looking for a faculty member in the areas of simulation-based design and additive manufacturing. The successful candidate is expected to take a leading role in research, teaching, and industrial collaboration in these fields, and to be active in developing a centre for additive manufacturing. We are looking for a faculty member who has the inclination to work with a broad range of colleagues in various engineering disciplines and in related fields.

The position can range from Assistant Professor to Full Professor, depending on the current qualifications and position of the applicant. Promotion to a higher rank is subject to a formal assessment according to university regulations. We especially welcome international applications and applications from women, who are underrepresented in the department.

Relocation assistance is available. Reykjavik University is a bilingual university where courses at the master's level and a high ratio of courses at the bachelor's level are taught in English.



  • The successful applicant will teach approximately 3 courses per year and is expected to advise MSc and Ph.D. students
  • The faculty member is expected to develop courses within the field of specialization
  • The faculty member shall be able to develop and obtain funding for research projects and carry them to fruition, successfully mentoring graduate students and post-doctoral researchers.
  • The faculty member will also be expected to take part in administrative and outreach duties at the Department and University levels
  • The faculty member is expected to take an active role in building and managing additive manufacturing facilities and fostering collaboration with the industry



  • A doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing or Materials Engineering or related fields is mandatory
  • Expertise in simulation-based design and additive manufacturing
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out independent research of high quality is preferable
  • Experience in teaching is required, and experience in designing and organizing courses is desired
  • Experience of working with industry partners is preferable.
  • Experience in additive manufacturing for biomedical applications is advantageous
  • Interpersonal skills and the capability of working with diverse teams in disparate fields are desired


The application deadline is October 1st 2022.

Applications should be submitted through the University's online applications website[ÁV1] and should include the following documents:

  • A cover letter specifying whether the candidate is applying for an appointment as an assistant, associate, or full professor
  • A CV with a full list of publications
  • Copies of relevant certificates and diplomas
  • Research statement
  • Teaching statement
  • Supporting material regarding excellence in teaching
  • Any other relevant information the applicant wishes to supply
  • Name, institutional address, email, and telephone number of three potential referees


For further information, interested candidates are invited to contact the Chair of the Department of Engineering, Dr. Ágúst Valfells (, or Ester Gústavsdóttir (, Director of Human Resources.


About the Department of Engineering and Reykjavík University

The Department of Engineering at Reykjavík University offers a lively and collegial working environment, with good facilities and an international faculty.

The Department of Engineering has a conventional workshop, including a CNC mill and a number of small 3D printers for student projects. In addition, the Department also has the following equipment for additive manufacturing:

  • Modix Big-120X large scale 3D printer
  • Stratasys Connex260 3D printer
  • Artec Leo 3D scanner
  • Stratasys J850 digital anatomy 3D printer
  • Zrapid iSLM160 3D metal printer


About Reykjavík University

Reykjavik University aims to create an international workplace that celebrates diversity and is characterized by respect for the individual. Equal opportunities for progression and salaries are important values at RU. There are seven departments within the university; Business Administration, Law, Psychology, Sport Science, Computer Science, Engineering, and Applied Engineering. Education and research at RU are based on strong ties with industry and society. We emphasize interdisciplinary collaboration, international relations, and entrepreneurship. Currently, Reykjavik University has around 3.700 students and 250 faculty and employees in addition to numerous adjunct faculty.

On the Times Higher Education rankings for 2022, Reykjavík University is ranked in the first place along with eight other universities for the average number of citations per faculty. Overall, Reykjavik University is ranked among the 350 best universities worldwide, and first among Icelandic universities. It was ranked 54th amongst all universities established fewer than 50 years ago in the 2021 rankings.

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Contact Information

  • Ester Gústavsdóttir
    Engineering Department
    Reykjavik University
    Menntavegur 1
    101 Reykjavik
    Reykjavik, 101 Reykjavík 101


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