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ME Assistant Professor - Controls or Manufacturing

University of Minnesota
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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University of Minnesota, Twin Cities — Department of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty Opening


The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities invites applications to a full-time tenure-track position beginning fall 2022 in the areas of controls or manufacturing. Candidates with an interest in the application domains of transportation systems, robotics, medical devices, fluid power, instrumentation design, or tribology are particularly encouraged. We are seeking a faculty candidate who complements current expertise in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and who plans to grow strategic synergistic collaborations within the department and the University. We primarily seek candidates at the Assistant Professor level; however, senior tenured appointments are possible for exceptionally qualified candidates.


Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in mechanical engineering (or a closely related discipline) by the date of appointment. The successful candidate is expected to have the potential to conduct a vigorous and innovative research program. They should also have the ability to effectively teach graduate and undergraduate level courses to a diverse group of engineering students. The candidate’s research and teaching activities should enhance the department’s teaching and research missions.


The Department of Mechanical Engineering values and is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. For this position, we welcome and encourage applications from a diverse community and particularly from persons in groups that are underrepresented in mechanical engineering.  We further welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.


The Department of Mechanical Engineering is home to 43 faculty, 333 graduate students, and 488 undergraduate students.  UMN ME provides a high quality student experience founded on a research integrated education, with learning opportunities that capitalize on the unique aspects of our department and state. Our research encompasses all areas of mechanical engineering and addresses societal challenges in the areas of energy, environment and sustainability, human health, next-generation manufacturing, and robotics and mobility. The department is part of the College of Science and Engineering, a highly interdisciplinary college comprised of 12 departments covering engineering, physical sciences, mathematics, and computer science. The college and the University actively encourage and provide resources for interdisciplinary research collaborations. The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.


Additional information and application instructions can be found through this link ( To receive full consideration, application materials must be received by December 15, 2021.


The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, familial status, disability, public assistance status, membership or activity in a local commission created for the purpose of dealing with discrimination, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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