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Job ID: 197927

Teaching Faculty (Open Rank)
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Date Posted Oct. 27, 2022
Title Teaching Faculty (Open Rank)
University University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Urbana, IL, United States
Department Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering
Application Deadline Nov. 15, 2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Engineering Mechanics
    Mechanical Engineering

Teaching Faculty (Open Rank)
Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering
The Grainger College of Engineering
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering (MechSE) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) invites applications for teaching faculty at the ranks of assistant, associate, and full professor in all areas of mechanical science and engineering. We seek highly qualified applicants with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at all levels, with a commitment to scholarship and service. This is a full-time on-campus renewable appointment on an academic year (nine-month) service basis paid over twelve months. A link to the MechSE course offerings may be found at Course List

A Ph.D. in engineering or engineering education or related field is required with experience and training in mechanical engineering, theoretical and applied mechanics, or a related field. Ideal candidates include those who demonstrate evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service endeavors. Competitive applicants will show the promise of excellence in teaching, and at advanced ranks will possess a strong record of teaching and scholarship in engineering pedagogy and/or disciplinary research.

Successful applicants will join the department's thriving community of creative, passionate, and innovative faculty who contribute to high-quality instruction, curriculum development, and student mentoring. Teaching faculty also engage in research, outreach and service activities, and are expected to develop active research programs in engineering pedagogy, and/or disciplinary scholarship related to the departmental mission.

MechSE at Illinois is growing and anticipates increases in course offerings and enrollments in both graduate and undergraduate programs. With construction of the Sidney Lu Mechanical Engineering Building complete, several important curricular innovations underway, and our active international partnerships, the opportunities to influence engineering education are many.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received as soon as possible:

  • no later than November 15, 2022 for teaching during the Spring 2023 semester
  • no later than January 31, 2023 for teaching during the Fall 2023 semester

Interviews and some hiring decisions may take place before the closing dates. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. The preferred starting dates are January 16, 2023 for Spring 2023 and August 16, 2023 for the Fall 2023 semester.

Applications should be submitted by visiting and uploading in one PDF file a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, diversity statement, and names and contact information for three references. Applicants may also submit supporting material relevant to evaluating their teaching abilities. For inquiry, please email Professor Matthew West at

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

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