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Tenure Track Faculty Position, Mechanical Engineering
University of Delaware

Date Posted Feb. 17, 2023
Title Tenure Track Faculty Position, Mechanical Engineering
University University of Delaware
Newark, DE, United States
Department Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Core Faculty
  • Mechanical Engineering

University of Delaware
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

Job No: 499738
Work Type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: Mechanical Engineering, Full Time

Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering

Focus Area: Mechanics and Materials

The Department of Mechanical Engineering ( at the University of Delaware (UD) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level in the field of mechanics and/or materials. Application areas may include, but are not limited to, advanced materials, bio-inspired systems, energy systems, environmental processes, manufacturing and composites. We seek ambitious, creative, and innovative individuals with interdisciplinary spirit and vision who have demonstrated excellence in research and have the drive to become leaders in their fields while maintaining high-quality teaching and mentoring activity.

The department consists of 27 full-time faculty members actively engaged in the core research areas of biomechanics, clean energy and environment, composites and advanced materials, nanotechnology, and robotics and controls; research expenditures for FY 2022 were over $6 million. In addition to hosting the Center for Fuel Cells and Batteries, Center for Biomechanical Engineering Research, Sociotechnical Systems Center and Center for Autonomous and Robotic Systems, the department has strong ties with several strategic campus-wide institutions such as the Center for Composite Materials, the Center for Research in Wind, the Delaware Biotechnology Institute, the Delaware Environmental Institute, and the Delaware Energy Institute. Campus-wide initiatives in advanced manufacturing include the establishment of two National Networks for Manufacturing Innovation (NIIMBL and RAPID) as well as other interdisciplinary centers and institutes involved with manufacturing science.

The University of Delaware ( combines a rich historic legacy in engineering with a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. The undergraduate program (over 600 students enrolled) places a strong emphasis on real-world design and research. The graduate program (148 students enrolled) emphasizes the creation and dissemination of new impactful knowledge. With external funding exceeding $200 million, the University ranks among the top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering. The 194,000-square-foot Harker Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory includes shared laboratories for nanofabrication and advanced materials characterization and greatly expands opportunities for interdisciplinary research and education. The 272-acre STAR (Science, Technology and Advanced Research) campus offers even more opportunities for research, academic, and commercial development. The main campus in Newark, Delaware, provides the amenities of a vibrant college town with convenient access to the major cities of the East Coast.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or a closely related field. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a description of research interests, teaching experience and interests, and at least three references. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received before March 15, 2023. The search will continue until the position is filled.




Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.


  • The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

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