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Faculty Positions in Mechanical Engineering at University of Michigan

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME), University of Michigan (U-M), Ann Arbor, seeks outstanding scholars to apply for multiple full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty positions. The positions are open to candidates of all ranks, including junior and senior-level appointments. All who have strong backgrounds in disciplines relevant to mechanical engineering are welcome to apply. Some areas of interests include: computational combustion/thermal/fluids, dynamics & dynamical systems, metals processing/manufacturing, and solid mechanics & materials. We are especially interested in individuals who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community. Underrepresented minority and women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

The University of Michigan Mechanical Engineering Department is the home of 63 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 24 research faculty, over 400 graduate students (around 250 Ph.D. students) and 700 undergraduate students. The U-M ME is well known for its outstanding strengths in major mechanical engineering core disciplines as well as in interdisciplinary and emerging thematic areas. The Department is consistently ranked among the top nationwide and worldwide by various ranking systems, such as the QS World rankings, the US News and World Report, and the National Research Council Ph.D. Program evaluation. More information about the Department can be found at:

The University of Michigan has a long and distinguished history. It was founded in 1817, 20 years before the territory became a state, and was one of the first public universities in the nation. Throughout its nearly 200-year history, it has maintained the highest levels of education, scholarship, and research. Ann Arbor is a very attractive city, regularly ranked as one of the best places to live in the nation.

Applicants should have an earned Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or a related field. We seek strong scholars who will provide inspiration, leadership and impact in research, teaching and service. For best consideration, candidates are encouraged to apply now and certainly before November 30, 2015 as applications will be reviewed immediately upon receipt.

All applicants should submit, in PDF format (1) a detailed resume, (2) a statement of research and teaching interests, (3) up to three representative publications, and (4) the names and contact information of at least three referees. Applications must be submitted electronically at

The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory/affirmative action employer and is responsive to the needs of dual career families. 

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