The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities invites applications for multiple full-time tenure-track positions in manufacturing and supporting disciplines with a start date as early as fall 2023. Successful candidates will complement the current expertise in our department and will grow strategic synergistic collaborations within our department and the university. Candidate research areas should align with one or more of the following disciplinary areas and application areas:
Manufacturing, Materials and Mechanical Design – with applications to biomedical devices, additive manufacturing, smart materials and machinery;
Thermodynamics and Heat and Mass Transfer – with applications that relate to industrial manufacturing processes, including heat management in devices, bio heat transfer, and fabrication and evaluation of materials for energy storage and conversion; or
Plasma and Aerosol Science and Engineering – with applications to semiconductor manufacturing, clean room and particle technology, and filtration.
We primarily seek candidates at the assistant professor level; however, we will consider senior level appointments for exceptionally qualified candidates.
Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in mechanical engineering (or a closely related discipline) by the date of appointment. The successful candidate is expected to have the potential to conduct a vigorous and innovative research program. This candidate is expected to have the ability to effectively teach graduate and undergraduate level courses to a diverse group of engineering students. The candidate’s research and teaching activities should enhance the department’s teaching and research missions.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering values and is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. For this position, we welcome and encourage applications from a diverse community and particularly from persons in groups that are underrepresented in mechanical engineering. We further welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
About the Department
The Department of Mechanical Engineering is home to 43 faculty members, 333 graduate students, and 488 undergraduate students. We provide a high quality student experience founded on a research integrated education, with learning opportunities that capitalize on the unique aspects of our department and state. Our research encompasses all areas of mechanical engineering and addresses societal challenges in the areas of energy, environment and sustainability, human health, next-generation manufacturing, and robotics and mobility. The department is also home to two NSF ERCs: the Center for Advanced Technologies for the Preservation of Biological Systems and the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power. The department is part of the College of Science and Engineering, a highly interdisciplinary college comprised of 12 departments covering engineering, physical sciences, mathematics, and computer science. The College and the University actively encourage and provide resources for interdisciplinary research collaborations. The University of Minnesota Twin Cities, is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.
Working at the University
At the University of Minnesota, you’ll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.
The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
University HSA contributions
Disability and employer-paid life insurance
Employee wellbeing program
Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
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About the U of M
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.
The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.
The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.
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