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Faculty Position in MAE at Syracuse University

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The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) Department at Syracuse University is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of Solid Mechanics. This position is part of an ambitious Invest Syracuse Cluster Hire Initiative in the broad area of bioinspired science and technology. As an integral part of this investment, Syracuse University is actively recruiting multiple candidates for tenured/tenure-track faculty positions for a cohesive research cluster in the focus area of form and function which seeks to understand and optimize movement in organisms, robots, and human-machine interface. The individuals hired into these positions will build on existing strengths in the focused research areas. The successful candidate will have laboratory facilities within the MAE department, with access to the world-class facilities of the multidisciplinary BioInspired Syracuse Institute for Material and Living Systems. This institute spans multiple departments in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and the College of Arts and Sciences. Further information on the facilities can be found at and on the BioInspired Institute and the hiring initiative can be found at

Preference will be given to candidates who possess expertise in expanding the boundaries of experimental and/or computational mechanics to solve a broad range of fundamental problems in mechanics of solids and structures, including, but not limited to mechanics of granular materials, mechanics of advanced materials and structures, mechanics of biological and soft materials, mechanics of robotics.

For full consideration, applicants must complete an online application at Required application materials consist of: 1) cover letter; 2) detailed resume or curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching interests; 4) a statement of research interests; 5) a statement of diversity and inclusion; and 6) names and contact information of three references.

The initial screening of applications will begin on October 1, 2021; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For information about the department, please visit Syracuse University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to equality of opportunity and a diverse work force. Women, military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply

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