The School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering (MIME) at Oregon State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in mechanical engineering. We are seeking candidates with experience in experimental and/or computational multi-scale and multi-physics modeling, simulation, and analysis in thermal-fluid sciences. The school is particularly interested in candidates whose research has applications in the following areas:
- Aerospace engineering
- Biomedical engineering
- Energy systems engineering
Candidates with industry or national lab experience are encouraged to apply. Applicants must hold a doctorate in a relevant field.
This position advances the university’s strategic investments in computing capabilities associated with a new supercomputer to be installed in the planned Collaborative Innovation Complex. Other computing facilities available to support the successful candidates include the high-performance computing (HPC) cluster, the Center for Quantitative Life Sciences, and the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing.
The successful candidate will be expected to initiate new externally funded research as well as expand, complement, and collaborate with existing research programs in the School, College of Engineering, and beyond. Complementarity with the College of Engineering’s signature research areas of artificial intelligence, materials science, robotics, or advanced manufacturing is preferred. The successful candidate will conduct original research, build relationships with industry partners, advise graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, and perform service at the School, College, and University levels.
Oregon State University is located in Corvallis, OR with approximately 27,000 students enrolled. The College of Engineering is the largest college with approximately 9,000 students. Within the School of MIME, there are over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students. OSU is situated on a beautiful 400-acre campus. OSU is located about 90 miles south of Portland, a major urban area with an international airport and thriving industry, and about 40 miles from the state capitol in Salem, in the city of Corvallis. Corvallis sits in the middle of Oregon’s finest recreational and scenic areas: ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, and the rugged Cascade and coast mountain ranges are all within a short driving distance. Corvallis is a community of 55,000 people in the Willamette Valley between Portland and Eugene and is an idyllic college town. It has been rated one of America’s most livable small cities for its classic structures, tree-lined streets, and Willamette River frontage.
The College of Engineering is the largest college at OSU, with approximately 9,000 students. The School of MIME offers undergraduate degree programs in mechanical, industrial, manufacturing, and energy systems engineering and graduate programs in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, materials science, and robotics. As leaders in emerging interdisciplinary research areas, our faculty collectively garner more than $12 million annually in research funding and are making an impact on the profession.
View the full position announcement at https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/123447 (posting #P05919UF). Apply online with a letter of interest; vita; a two-page statement of research interests; a one-page statement of teaching interests; a one-page statement outlining how your experience, education, and/or training will help us build a more inclusive, collaborative, and diverse community; and names and contact information for three references.
Review of applications will begin on December 01, 2022 and will continue until positions are filled.
Oregon State University has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and multiculturalism and provides a welcoming atmosphere with unique professional opportunities for leaders from underrepresented groups. OSU seeks diversity as a source of enrichment for our university community. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who share our vision of an inclusive community. The College of Engineering ranks high nationally in terms of the percentage of women faculty, and the university supports dual-career applications.
50% Teaching and related duties: Teaching of undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and/or Materials Science.
40% Research and scholarly activities: Research, scholarship, mentoring students, and management of multidisciplinary research programs.
10% Service: Service to the School, College, University, or Profession.
- Earned a PhD in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering or other relevant field prior to the position start date.
- Demonstrated ability or significant potential for excellent teaching.
- Demonstrated ability or significant potential to lead and collaborate in innovative research, and attracting external competitive funding to sustain a vigorous research program.
- Research expertise in experimental and/or computational multi-scale and multi-physics modeling, simulation, and analysis in thermal-fluid sciences.
- Proven oral and written communication skills.
- A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.
- This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
Preferred (Special) Qualifications:
- Postdoctoral and/or relevant industry or national lab experience.
- Research program in a growth area that is also aligned with the College of Engineering signature areas.
- Track record of securing external funding for research.
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Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 01, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position has been filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.
When applying, you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:
1) A letter of interest indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.
3) The names of at least three professional references with their email addresses and telephone contact numbers listed (upload as ‘Professional References’ if not included with your vitae). References will only be contacted upon express approval by the candidate.
4) A two-page statement of research interests.
5) A one-page statement of teaching interests.
6) A one-page statement outlining how your experience, education, and/or training will help us build a more inclusive, collaborative, and diverse community.
For further information, please contact the search chair, Professor Richard Wirz.
OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.