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Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University of Mount Union

Date Posted Feb. 17, 2023
Title Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University University of Mount Union
Alliance, OH, United States
Department Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

The School of Engineering at the University of Mount Union invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor rank to begin August 1, 2023. We seek an educator-scholar with emphasis in design and manufacturing. The School of Engineering currently offers ABET-accredited programs in civil and mechanical engineering. Newly created programs in biomedical engineering, computer engineering, and electrical engineering will seek ABET accreditation after graduating.

Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate engineering education in a liberal arts setting. Industrial experience is highly desirable. Primary responsibilities include developing the engineering design curriculum, teaching capstone design, CAD, and manufacturing, and participating in the ABET accreditation process. Willingness and flexibility to teach both a variety of mechanical engineering including introductory engineering and general education courses is desired. Additional responsibilities include advising mechanical engineering students, industrial outreach leading to student internship and employment opportunities, engaging in professional development and scholarly activities, and participation in faculty governance. The School is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. Members of underrepresented demographics in Engineering are encouraged to apply.

Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or a closely related field. A bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering is required.
Candidates should provide a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, research plan, and contact information of three professional references to the Mechanical Engineering Search Committee.  Electronic Applications are required and can be submitted online at Please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Chad Korach, at with any questions. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
This position is required to complete assigned University compliance training as communicated by the University.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  When requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
The University of Mount Union is an equal opportunity employer. The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, marital or parental status, pregnancy, disability, or genetic information in student admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or employment as now or may hereafter be required by university policy and federal or state law.

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The University of Mount Union, a private Midwestern institution founded in 1846, offers a rigorous and relevant academic program that is grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Mount Union’s more than 2,300 students can select from 56 broad-based and career specific undergraduate majors as well as master’s programs in physician assistant studies, business, and education in addition to its doctoral program in physical therapy. Known for its academic excellence and personal approach, the institution boasts a 12:1 student-faculty ratio and a curriculum delivered by dedicated faculty members, 87% of whom hold terminal degrees in their fields. 

Since 2005, nearly $110 million has been invested in the construction and renovation of modern facilities including a recreation center, apartment-style housing options, health and medical sciences facility and performing arts center.  Primarily residential in nature, Mount Union’s picturesque 123-acre campus is located in Alliance, OH (population 23,000), within 80 miles of both Cleveland and Pittsburgh.  An additional 162-acre Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center is located six miles away.  The University’s endowment is in excess of $141 million.

The University strives to make its exceptional educational experience accessible to students of all financial backgrounds. Its increasingly diverse campus community benefits from a student-centered approach and array of activities for cultural, civic, and social development. Students experience outstanding opportunities for success after graduation, both in the workforce and in graduate study.  

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