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Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Posted Sep. 23, 2021
Title Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering

Professor of Mechanical Engineering


Mechanical Engineering Department

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

The Mechanical Engineering Department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has two faculty positions in the autonomous vehicle area at the full professor level. Research areas of interest include but not limited to: electric and hybrid vehicles, protection of vehicle sensors from cyber-threats, and AI-based autonomous vehicle mobility, maneuverability, and energy efficiency. The candidates will be expected to establish at WPI an active externally funded research program/center and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanical engineering. Candidates are required to have a PhD or equivalent degree in mechanical engineering or a relevant discipline.


The Mechanical Engineering Department at WPI ( has 27 tenured and tenure-track faculty and 8 full-time teaching faculty and offers undergraduate degrees in mechanical engineering to over 900 students. The department offers graduate degrees in mechanical engineering, materials science and engineering, and manufacturing engineering to over 250 graduate students. The department's annual externally sponsored research expenditures have exceeded $11M.

WPI's reputation as a rigorous and innovative university rests on the shoulders of its faculty. A highly selective, private technological university and one of the nation's first, WPI believes that when great minds work together, great advances follow. At WPI the boundaries to multidisciplinary collaboration are lowfaculty members, students, and other partners work together on the real-world projects and purposeful research that are hallmarks of the WPI experience. Located one hour west of Boston, the university's campus is in Worcester, Massachusetts, a thriving 21st century college city recognized as a growing hub of scientific and technological innovation.

Applications should include curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and a list of five professional references. Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged. This search will remain open until the position is filled. Questions can be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Brajendra Mishra at

United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

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About WPI

WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion at WPI

WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.


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