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Mechanical Engineering Faculty Positions (Tenure -Track)
Virginia Military Institute

Date Posted Feb. 13, 2023
Title Mechanical Engineering Faculty Positions (Tenure -Track)
University Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA, United States
Department Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Mar. 31, 2023
Position Start Date Aug. 15, 2023
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Manufacturing & Quality Engineering
    Engineering Mechanics

The Mechanical Engineering Department at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions; one position in the general area of thermal/fluids and the other in the area of mechanics/mechanical design.

The successful candidate for the thermo-fluids position should have experience with computational modeling/CFD and should also be prepared to teach courses at the undergraduate level in thermodynamics, fluids and heat transfer.  This position is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level, commensurate with experience and accomplishments.

For the mechanics/mechanical design position it is desired that the candidate have experience in one or more of the following areas: materials, manufacturing, and/or computational methods (e.g., FEA, MBD). The candidate should also be prepared to teach undergraduate level courses in statics, dynamics, solid mechanics and machine design.  This position is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level commensurate with experience and accomplishments.

Candidates for either position must have an earned doctorate in mechanical engineering, or a related discipline, and must have excellent teaching and communication skills.  Industry experience is beneficial.  The appointment begins August 2023.

The Mechanical Engineering program is ABET accredited and is wholly undergraduate. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate mechanical engineering courses, mechanical design courses, advise/supervise student projects and research, and enhance current departmental research areas.

VMI is a public, four-year undergraduate military college for men and women (1700 students) located in the historic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. All faculty members are required to wear a military uniform. However, prior military service is not required. More information about the VMI can be found at

Apply on-line at:  Mechanical Engineering Faculty Positions (Tenure-Track)- Job Applications

Applicants should provide a detailed curriculum vita that contains at least three references (with addresses and phone numbers), a clear statement of their teaching interests and philosophy, and a brief summary of their research interests with the application.

Applications accepted until March 31, 2023.

  • In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, VMI encourages women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans to apply. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are also encouraged to apply.  VMI will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with documented disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment, educational opportunities, programs and services.

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Contact Information

  • Charlene Graves
    Mechanical Engineering
    Virginia Military Institute
    709 Nichols Engineering Hall
    Lexington, VA 24450
  • (540)464-7308


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