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Multiple Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty Positions in Mechanical Engineering
Washington State University

Date Posted Sep. 27, 2023
Title Multiple Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty Positions in Mechanical Engineering
University Washington State University
Pullman, WA, United States
Department Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Application Deadline Apr. 15, 2024
Position Start Date Aug. 16, 2024
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering

The School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture (VCEA) at Washington State University invites applications from outstanding candidates for two full-time tenure-track positions. One is at the rank of Assistant Professor, and the other at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, both in Mechanical Engineering. The department seeks to build upon our core strengths and serve the needs of our state and region in nuclear energy, advanced manufacturing, hydrogen, and aerospace research areas.

Nuclear Energy applicants at both the Assistant and Associate level are encouraged within the topics of nuclear engineering, safety analysis, reactor design, nuclear materials, and radiation damage. Candidates are encouraged in all topics of mechanical engineering at the Assistant Professor level with emphasis on research interests aligned with the department strengths and state needs, as indicated above.

MME currently has about 40 instructional faculty members, 900 undergraduate students, 100 PhD students and 15 MS students. The current annual extramural research expenditure in MME is $10 million. The School of MME prides itself in being an engineering practice-oriented integrated community of both mechanical and materials engineering, with multiple campuses across the state, close to key industry partners in nuclear, aerospace, and naval engineering. Our students are world-class, many winning nationally and internationally competitive awards as individuals or teams. About one quarter of all undergrad students participate in engineering clubs, and many complete undergraduate research. Our faculty exhibit excellence in both teaching and research, and we sustain multiple internationally recognized research programs in healthcare, manufacturing, energy, robotics, and advanced materials. The proximity of the Pullman campus to the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) provides exciting opportunities for our students and faculty, including several joint research institutes, including the Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology. Joint appointments for WSU faculty with PNNL are possible for successful candidates.

It is expected that the successful candidate will, in collaboration with the current faculty, play a leading role in building interdisciplinary teams with substantial external research funding in the respective area, and be an effective instructor for undergraduate and graduate classes in mechanical engineering.

Applicants must show a record of accomplishments that demonstrates the potential to become an outstanding scholar and educator, and potential to build a robust research program and embody excellent communication skills.

Applications should include a cover letter describing relevant experience, interest in the position; curriculum vitae; statements of research interests and teaching philosophy; Diversity, Equity or Inclusion Statement; and the names of five references with titles, addresses, business telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. References will not be contacted without consent from applicants. Applicants must submit their application here by April 15, 2024. First consideration will be provided to applications submitted prior to November 1, 2023. It is anticipated that successful candidates will begin their appointment on August 16, 2024. For questions about the search, please contact Lloyd Smith,

Washington State University is a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers. Washington State University is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. Washington State University is pro-active in exploring opportunities for the employment of spouses, both inside and outside the University.

  • ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply. WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

    WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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Contact Information

  • Lloyd Smith
    Mechanical and Materials Engineering
    Washington State University
    405 NE Spokane St
    Pullman, WA 99164


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