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  • Assistant Professor Positions
    Mechanical Engineering
    University of Maryland, College Park

    The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, invites qualified candidates to apply for tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor level, with a target start date of August 2024 or later.

    Priority will be given to candidates with expertise in Computational Science and Engineering. All application areas are of interest, with particular attention to areas including industrial/healthcare AI, smart design/manufacturing, product and process risk and reliability, energy conversion and storage, materials innovation, and environmental and infrastructure sustainability.

    Qualifications: Candidates should have received or expect to receive their Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline prior to employment. Candidates should have a high potential for significant scholarship and impact through both research and teaching, including through multi-disciplinary research collaboration.

    Additional Information: Consideration of applications will begin November 15, 2023, and will continue until the positions have been filled. Candidates from groups underrepresented in mechanical engineering research and education are strongly encouraged to apply. Please apply by uploading the following documents through the UMD employment website at, position number 125399:

    1)Cover Letter
    2)Curriculum Vitae
    3)Research Statement
    4)Teaching Statement
    5)References (names of four)

    Inquiries may be sent to:

    The Department of Mechanical Engineering ( hosts state-of-the-art research programs that combine foundational advances in engineering science with measurable real-world impact. Its education programs are ranked in the top twenty among mechanical engineering graduate and undergraduate programs in the US. Its faculty are recognized nationally and internationally for their scholarly excellence, outstanding achievements as educators, and significant technical contributions. Departmental faculty are core users of a broad spectrum of shared research facilities and advise graduate students from a variety of programs, including the Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. program and the Applied Math/Scientific Computing Ph.D. program. The University of Maryland has strong research ties with many government agencies, institutes, research laboratories, and other organizations located in the D.C. area.


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