Tenure Track Assistant Professor Faculty Position

Michigan, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 03, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


 Department of Mechanical Engineering

Oakland University

Rochester, Michigan


The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Oakland University invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level, in the area of Combustion, IC engines and Advanced Propulsion Systems. The appointment would be effective as early as August 2021.

We seek applicants with research and teaching interests relevant to internal combustion engines and hybrid vehicles including, but not limited to chemical kinetics, kinetic mechanism development, after-treatment systems, and modeling and simulations. Successful candidates will be expected to develop an externally funded research program that includes fundamental and/or applied research. The candidate should be able to teach and develop courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. An earned doctorate in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field is required, along with a recent history or strong potential of external funding and successful teaching abilities in related courses.

Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral university of high research activity located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 142 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing. The university has over 20,000 students and is located at the intellectual center of the global automotive industry. The surrounding area offers many social, cultural and recreational activities. We encourage applications from women and minorities. The candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The Mechanical Engineering Department has over 20 full time faculty members who are dedicated to excellence in research, teaching and service. The department hosts three centers: Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, Fastening and Joining Research Institute, and the Automotive Tribology Center, all of which are active in research.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial) and statements of research and teaching interests to http://jobs.oakland.edu/postings/19811. Candidates should also provide a diversity and inclusion statement that describes their interests and/or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion, e.g., through mentoring, pedagogy, activism, faculty recruitment/retention, or research on issues related to diversity and social inequality. Contact information for three references should be provided and letter writers will be contacted by the online hiring system. An application is considered complete when all required information is received.

Review of applications will begin in December, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions   can   be   sent   to   the   search    committee     chair,   Dr. Dan DelVescovo, delvescovo@oakland.edu.

Creating and maintaining a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus is a strategic priority for Oakland University. To this end, we are seeking applications from individuals who are interested in and committed to supporting our Diversity Equity and Inclusion institutional values. It is the policy of Oakland University that there shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, height, weight, familial status, marital status, disability, creed, sexual orientation, veteran status or other prohibited factors in employment, admissions, educational programs or activities.

Oakland University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, is committed to compliance with federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to Oakland University, Director of the Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Oakland Center Suite 150, 312 Meadow Brook Dr. Rochester, Michigan 48309-4401