Department Head - Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Ohio, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 26, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Department Head

Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

College of Engineering & Applied Science

University of Cincinnati


The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) at the University of Cincinnati, located in Cincinnati, Ohio invites nominations and applications for the position of Department Head.

The Department currently has 44 faculty members and an enrollment of about 1290 undergraduate and 400 graduate students.  The Department presently offers fully accredited five-year B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Technology, both with a mandatory co-op program; as well as M.Eng., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Engineering. The Department has a strong history of innovative engineering education, partnering with industry to develop senior capstone experiences, and exposing students to modern simulation tools through vertical integration of problems across the curriculum via the Siemens Simulation Technology Center. The Department has research focus areas in Structural Dynamics, Advanced Manufacturing, Thermal-Fluids Science, Applied and Computational Mechanics, Nanotechnology and Materials Science & Engineering.

For more information regarding the MME Department, please see the following link:


The applicant is expected to hold a Ph.D. in Engineering, Science, Mathematics, or a closely related discipline, or an advanced professional degree and have the credentials to hold an academic title and rank. The applicant is expected to have demonstrated leadership in academia, industry, at a national laboratory or with a government agency; to have established external visibility in professional societies; preference will be given to applicants who have credentials commensurate with an appointment as full professor with academic tenure in Mechanical and Materials Engineering.


Housing the largest mandatory cooperative education program and one of the best in the country (U.S. News and World Report), CEAS has established strategic industry partnership with companies like Siemens Digital Industries Software, GE Aviation, and Procter & Gamble. One of the 14 colleges at UC, CEAS has seven departments of excellence offering 19 ABET accredited degree programs including several accelerated engineering degrees. The College offers Doctorate degrees in 9 programs, research focused Master of Science degrees in 10 programs, and workforce-focused Master of Engineering degrees in 13 programs. 

To learn more about our renowned College and the history of the co-op, visit



Today, the University of Cincinnati is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at

The University of Cincinnati strives to provide a supportive environment for all its faculty. For example, we have an active Black Faculty Association, Latino Faculty Association, and LGBTQ Faculty Association. In addition, UC has an institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity and is a member of the National Academies’ Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education.

The City of Cincinnati was rated a Best Place to live by US News & World Report and provides both urban and suburban life as well as river views and rolling hills. Our city offers a wealth of amenities that include professional sports, world-class entertainment, a vibrant arts scene, gorgeous parks and nature trails, acclaimed museums, a celebrated zoo, a variety of restaurants and a flourishing riverfront scene. We actually offer the features of two cities when you include the thriving area of northern Kentucky just across the river. Affordable and family-friendly with excellent public and private schools, it is no wonder multiple Fortune 500 companies call Cincinnati home. Visit to learn more.


Interested applicants are requested to apply directly to Requisition #58246 and submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter addressing qualifications and a near- and long-term vision statement for opportunities in Mechanical and Materials Engineering and the necessary steps for establishing and achieving established goals for the department based upon the above responsibilities. Nominations, only, may be sent confidentially to Dr. Thomas Talavage at Review of applications will begin April 1st, 2021 and stay open until the position is filled.