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Faculty position at Illinois Institute of Technology in mechanics/manufacturing/materials

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The Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering (MMAE) Department at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor position. The ideal candidate will have an interdisciplinary background in mechanics, manufacturing, and materials. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in multidisciplinary topics such as additive manufacturing, metal processing, powder processing, and optimization of manufacturing processes across a wide range of engineering and scientific applications.

Preferred candidates should have a PhD in mechanical, materials, or aerospace engineering. Candidates will be expected to teach courses in areas such as mechanics, design, manufacturing, and/or materials. Successful candidates are expected to establish a vibrant externally funded research program that supports graduate students and leads to a strong record of published research. They are also expected to be highly effective teachers for undergraduate and graduate courses in the MMAE Department.

Applications at the Associate Professor and Full Professor rank will be considered for exceptional candidates with a distinguished track record in publications and funding. The MMAE Department strongly encourages cross-cutting and collaborative research. The position is expected to start in Fall 2019.

The MMAE Department at IIT offers ABET accredited BS degrees in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, and materials science and engineering, as well as master’s degrees and doctoral degrees in mechanical and aerospace engineering and materials science and engineering. The full time enrollment over the last several years has been around 500 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students. The department houses several well-equipped laboratories in the materials area. Information on faculty, research, and degree programs in the MMAE Department can be found at

The Illinois Institute of Technology is a private PhD-granting research university, with world-renowned programs in engineering, architecture, the sciences, humanities, psychology, business, law, and design. IIT’s Armour College of Engineering emphasizes inter-professional research by faculty and students and is committed to excellence in undergraduate, graduate, and professional education. The main campus is located three miles from downtown Chicago and in close proximity to many industries in the Chicagoland area. Illinois Institute of Technology is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ ADEA employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion and diversity within its community. It actively seeks applications from all individuals regardless of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity and expression. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.

Applicants should submit a single pdf file to Application materials should include: i) cover letter, ii) curriculum vitae, iii) a research statement, iv) a statement of teaching philosophy, v) contact information of five references, and vi) a sample of a published research paper. Applications received prior to February 15, 2019 will be given the strongest consideration, but the position will remain open and applications accepted until the position is filled.

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