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Job ID: 215076

Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Faculty
Western Michigan University

Date Posted Jun. 12, 2023
Title Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Faculty
University Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI, United States
Department Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
    Endowed/Distinguished Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering

We are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for candidates interested in joining the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at Western Michigan University (WMU). Applications are invited to apply for this tenure-track faculty position at an academic rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. The preferred candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching, and possess expertise in a space-related field. Exceptional candidates in any aerospace field that compliments the department’s research objectives will be considered. An earned Doctorate degree or equivalent in aerospace engineering or a related field is required for employment.

The new faculty member will be expected to develop an innovative, externally funded, independent research program. The successful candidate will develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the department and value our culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. Senior candidates with exceptional records in securing external funding, nationally recognized scholarship, and teaching may be considered for the John Hallquist Endowed Professorship with tenure.

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers bachelors and master degree programs in mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering, and a doctoral program in mechanical engineering. The department currently enrolls a diverse population of about 650 students and has a rapidly growing aerospace program. Both undergraduate programs are accredited by EAC/ABET. More information can be found at:

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) has seven academic departments, with programs in engineering, engineering technology, and applied sciences. The college is housed in a 343,000 square foot facility (Floyd Hall) located on a 270-acre engineering campus. This modern campus also includes a Business and Technology and Research Park.

Located in beautiful southwest Michigan in the vibrant city of Kalamazoo, WMU is a comprehensive and nationally recognized student-centered institution classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a doctoral university conducting research at a high level. The Kalamazoo area has a population of approximately 265,000, a low cost of living, and is located halfway between Chicago and Detroit. The community features NCAA and professional sports teams, exceptional outdoor recreation, as well as numerous opportunities to enjoy the arts, music and theater. It is a great place to raise a family.

To apply, please submit a cover letter indicating the rank for which you are applying, a curriculum vita, a research statement, a teaching statement, and contact information for at least three references. Candidates are encouraged to submit supplemental materials for consideration which may include a plan for obtaining extramural funding as well as a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement. WMU, CEAS, and the MAE department are committed to establishing a culturally diverse department where all qualified applicants will receive consideration. Application packages should be submitted at:

  • Western Michigan University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer consistent with applicable federal and state law.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

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