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Job ID: 169748

Assistant Professor
Loyola Marymount University

Date Posted Oct. 18, 2021
Title Assistant Professor
University Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Department Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Dec. 3, 2021
Position Start Date Aug. 15, 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering

The Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) invites applicants to apply for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. We seek to hire two innovative teacher-scholars to begin in Fall 2022 and encourage applicants from all areas of mechanical engineering. Exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor level with significant leadership experience and/or potential will also be considered.

Successful candidates will be dedicated to: 1) teaching a diverse student body in a transformative learning environment across a range of undergraduate and graduate mechanical engineering courses, 2) developing a thriving research program that involves mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, 3) challenging themself, their students, and their colleagues to be actively anti-racist and work toward greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in the engineering profession, and 4) participating in service activities at the academic, professional, and/or community levels.

The department currently offers programs leading to the B.S.E., M.S., and combined B.S.E.+M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and has six full-time faculty members, numerous adjunct faculty who work in industry, and approximately 160 undergraduates and 20 graduate students. The department is committed to offering pedagogically effective, engaging, and transformative learning opportunities for our students in both the practical and theoretical aspects of the field. Undergraduates complete a one-year, hands-on capstone design sequence, and most participate in faculty mentored research and/or student led design clubs including ASME, SAE Baja and Aero, Quality of Life Plus, Loyola MARS, and Engineers for Humanity. Graduate students participate in faculty mentored research through a thesis degree option. Students are supported personally and professionally through several first-to-go programs, thriving SWE, NBSE and SHPE chapters, campus Greek and affinity groups, and through a new department student peer mentoring program. More info is available at

Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in mechanical engineering or closely related field, conferred no later than the position start date of August 15, 2022. Applicants should be able to teach a variety of mechanical engineering courses.

Initial review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021 and conclude on December 3rd, 2021. Letters of recommendation are due no later than December 10th, 2021. The appointment follows a 9-month faculty contract period of August 15-May 15 of each academic year. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Matt Siniawski, Search Committee Chair at

The following application materials must be submitted online at in order for an applicant to be considered for this position:

  • A cover letter describing your qualifications for the position and your overall vision for your role as a teacher-scholar in the LMU mechanical engineering department;
  • A curriculum vitae detailing your educational background, research accomplishments, and work experience, as well as any leadership and service experience (e.g., academic, professional, community) that you believe are relevant to this position;
  • A statement of your teaching philosophy;
  • A statement of current research and your plans for establishing a thriving research program in your area of expertise at LMU, including how you plan to involve undergraduate and/or graduate students in that program; and
  • A statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion, which might include: research, teaching and/or service that has prepared the candidate to contribute to the engagement and inclusion of diverse audiences in higher education, contributions to diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning, and/or research or professional experience with a specific focus on underserved communities or nations.

Applicants selected for virtual interviews will be contacted and asked to submit three academic and/or professional references.

Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state and local law. We invite all persons in the full diversity of their being, life experiences, and beliefs to apply. Please read more about our commitments and our efforts at (

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Contact Information

  • Matt Siniawski
    Mechanical Engineering
    Loyola Marymount University
    1 LMU Drive, MS8145
    East Hall #126
    Los Angeles, CA 90045
  • 310-338-5849


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