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Mechanical Engineering - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
The University of Iowa

Date Posted Jun. 4, 2019
Title Mechanical Engineering - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
University The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA, United States
Department Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled.
Position Start Date Fall semester 2020
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The Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Iowa invites applications and nominations for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor position in the areas of engineering design, design optimization, decision making under uncertainty, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Candidates with backgrounds in other interdisciplinary and emerging application areas are also encouraged to apply. The position will be effective in Fall semester 2020. An earned doctorate in mechanical engineering or a related discipline is required.

The Mechanical Engineering (ME) Department offers excellent opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration at research centers with established global reputations, such as the Center for Computer-Aided Design, IIHR – Hydroscience and Engineering, the National Advanced Driving Simulator and the Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging, as well as the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (UIHC), a world-renowned research and teaching hospital.

The ME Department cultivates innovative research and leading-edge teaching methods. Faculty responsibilities include effective classroom teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanical engineering, developing curricula and laboratories, supervising M.S. and Ph.D. students, publishing journal articles, and establishing and maintaining an externally funded research program that contributes to the overall goals of the College of Engineering. Effective communication and leadership skills are vital. Teaching experience is desirable.

The University of Iowa understands the link between diversity and excellence in education. We embrace our responsibility to create a welcoming and inclusive campus culture so that all community members are able to unlock their own potential. Faculty members in the College of Engineering contribute to this mission by designing curricula, research programs, and engagement opportunities that advance understanding of diversity and emphasize the value of global citizenship. As part of the application, candidates are required to provide a commitment to diversity statement that provides their perspective on the educational challenges faced by underrepresented and disadvantaged populations and describes their past, current and planned future efforts to advance diversity and inclusion in alignment with the University of Iowa’s mission and values in the areas of teaching, research mentoring and broader impacts, or other professional service. To learn more about the University of Iowa’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, visit

We are committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and diverse faculty and staff, which involves providing opportunities for employees to "Build a Career | Build a Life." For more information about local work/life resources, including dual-career support, please see:
Salary and benefits are excellent.

Applications will be reviewed starting October 1, 2019; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A detailed description of the position, qualifications, and the application process can be found at: under the faculty section, searching requisition #73701. We enthusiastically invite applications from women and underrepresented minority groups.

  • The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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  • Sarah Lobb
    Mechanical Engineering
    The University of Iowa
    Iowa City, IA


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