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Job ID: 192291

Assistant/Associate Professor
Western Michigan University

Date Posted Aug. 14, 2022
Title Assistant/Associate Professor
University Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI, United States
Department Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Jan. 1, 2023
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering

Faculty Position Advertisement

Applications are invited for a tenure-track faculty position at an academic rank of Assistant Professor or  Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at Western Michigan University (WMU). Preference will be given to applicants whose research focuses on areas including, but not limited to, sustainable and renewable energy systems, alternative fuels, energy storage, and transportation energy. A Doctorate degree or equivalent in mechanical engineering or related field, earned by 12/31/2022, is required.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded, independent research program and collaborate with WMU faculty across various academic units. Candidates should demonstrate  either having a nationally recognized scholarship record supported by extramural funding or a comprehensive plan to develop it. The successful candidate will develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the department, particularly in the areas of thermal sciences, thermal design and energy. 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 bachelor degree programs in mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering, master degree programs in aerospace engineering, and master and doctoral programs in mechanical engineering. The department currently enrolls about 700 students. Both undergraduate programs are accredited by EAC/ABET. More information can be found at: The faculty in the department maintain productive lines of research supported by funding from federal agencies, state agencies, industry, and/or foundations.

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 site includes a new engineering complex and a Business Technology and Research Park. The CEAS has a diverse student population with 18% minority students, 19% female students, and 21% international students.  

Located in  Kalamazoo, Michigan, WMU is a vibrant, comprehensive, and nationally recognized student-centered research institution. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies WMU as a doctoral university and one of just 185 public universities in the nation conducting research at a high level.  The Kalamazoo metro area has a diverse population of approximately 265,000, low cost of living, and is located halfway between Chicago and Detroit.    

Submit a cover letter, indicating the rank for which you are applying, a curriculum vita, research statement, teaching statement, diversity, equity, and inclusion statement, and contact information for three references at Candidates applying at the Assistant Professor level are encouraged to provide supplementary materials that support their plan to become nationally recognized scholars supported by extramural funding. WMU, CEAS, and the MAE department are committed to establishing a culturally diverse department where all qualified applicants will receive consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The expected starting date is January 2023.

  • 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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