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Faculty Positions in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of Nevada, Reno

Date Posted Oct. 2, 2019
Title Faculty Positions in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV, United States
Department Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Open Until Filled
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2020
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks candidates for two faculty openings. The first position (apply at: or search for requisition R0118410 on is for a tenure-track assistant professor of mechanical engineering. Candidates with expertise in any area of mechanical engineering will receive full consideration, and those with expertise in fluid mechanics or advanced manufacturing are particularly encouraged to apply. The second position (apply at: or search for requisition R0118420 on is for a tenured/tenure-track associate or assistant professor of aerospace engineering, with expertise in any area of aerospace engineering, such as aerodynamics, propulsion, aero-structures, and flight mechanics/controls.

Mechanical Engineering is a dynamic department within a rapidly growing R1 research university. To support its growing programs, the University completed a $14-million renovation of the Mechanical Engineering building in 2017 and is constructing a new engineering building scheduled to open in 2020 that will include a class 100 cleanroom. The department is initiating an aerospace engineering program, has recently hired its founding aerospace engineering program director, and will hire three more aerospace and two new mechanical faculty members (in addition to the current positions) in the near future. Reno, NV is one of ten participants nationwide in the FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program.

The Reno area has an ethnically diverse population of over 500,000, with growing engineering, aerospace, high-tech, and arts communities, and an international airport 10 minutes from the University. Situated on the banks of the Truckee River on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, the city is 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and its magnificent recreational opportunities, 3.5 hours from Yosemite National Park, and 4 hours from San Francisco and the Pacific coast.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2019 and continue until the positions are filled. Candidates should provide a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, a statement of promotion of diversity in research and education, and contact information for at least three references. Questions regarding this search may be directed to Matteo Aureli, Chair of the Search Committee at (

  • The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience. EEO/AA Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Contact Information

  • Matteo Aureli
    Mechanical Engineering
    University of Nevada, Reno
    1664 N. Virginia St.
    Ms 0312
    Reno, NV 89511
  • 775-784-6973


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