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Multiple Faculty Positions in Mechanical Science and Engineering at UIUC

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The Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign is seeking candidates for multiple faculty positions.  While excellent candidates will be considered in all areas related to Mechanical Engineering and Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, specific emphasis will be placed on the following research areas: energy systems and transport, mechanics (fluids and solids), manufacturing, and robotics/mechatronics.  A particular emphasis will be placed on qualified candidates who translate their scholarly activities into high impact applications. One of the open positions will target a senior level strategic hire focusing on energy and sustainability.

The department has top-ranked graduate and undergraduate programs.  Our faculty and students have access to world-class interdisciplinary opportunities, including extensive state-of-the-art experimental and computational facilities housed on campus.  These facilities include the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, the Beckman Institute, the Coordinated Science Laboratory, the Micro and Nano Technology Laboratory, the National Center for Supercomputer Applications, the Carver Biotechnology Laboratory and the Institute for Genomic Biology.  Information about the department can be found at the department’s website 

While preference will be given to junior candidates, senior appointments will be considered for persons of outstanding achievement.  Additionally, we seek candidates whose primary interests are experimental in nature.  Successful candidates are expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain an active, independent research program, and provide service to the department, the university and the profession.  The successful candidates will show significant potential for leadership. 

A doctoral degree is required, and salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2012. Applications received after that date may be considered until positions are filled.  Interviews may take place before the given date; however, no decisions will be made until after that time. The position could start as soon as January 2013.

Applicants should create a candidate profile at A complete application includes a curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, cover letter, and the names and contact information of four references. Applicants should submit this information in pdf format. All requested information must be submitted for an application to be considered. For further information regarding application procedures, please address questions to: 

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

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