Search for University Jobs in Engineering

Job ID: 133356

Assistant Professor
Michigan State University

Date Posted Nov. 11, 2019
Title Assistant Professor
University Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI, United States
Department Department of Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a tenure-system position at the Assistant Professor level with a starting date of August 16, 2020 or later. Candidates must have a PhD in mechanical engineering or closely related field at the time of appointment.

The Department is looking for a highly motivated individual who can complement current strengths and expertise within the department. Candidates with interests and demonstrated background in any area of mechanical engineering research are encouraged to apply. Ongoing research within the Mechanical Engineering Department includes but is not limited to: Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Biomechanics, Combustion, Control, Design, Dynamics, Energy, Fluid Dynamics, Machine Learning, Robotics, Solid Mechanics, Sustainability, and Thermal Transport, among others.

Tenure-system faculty are expected to establish a vibrant, sustainable, and internationally visible research program; make significant scholarly contributions to their discipline; be an effective teacher and mentor of both undergraduate and graduate students; and engage in institutional and professional service as well as public outreach. The successful candidate will also be capable of teaching mechanical engineering courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Other qualifications include strong leadership and interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, an ability to work in a collaborative research environment and a commitment to promoting and embracing diversity.

MSU enjoys a park-like campus with outlying research facilities and natural areas. The campus is adjacent to the city of East Lansing and the capital city of Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of approximately 470,000. Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education. Michigan State University is proactive in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career partners, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU’s dual career support can be found at Information about WorkLife at MSU can be found at

Interested individuals should submit an application for this position through and refer to posting #619829. Applicants must submit a detailed resume, a cover letter summarizing their qualifications, vision statements for teaching and research, a diversity statement, and names and contact information for at least three references. Application review will begin after January 2, 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis thereafter until the position is filled. Nominations or questions are welcome by contacting the search committee chair by email at

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The university actively encourages applications or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

Please see the job description for contact details
pertaining to this university job announcement.


Refer this job to a friend or colleague!

New Search | Previous

RSS for the latest higher education jobs
Atom for the latest higher education jobs
Need a Sabbatical Home?

University College Dublin

Looking for a higher education job?