Mechanical & Industrial Engineering tenure-track Assistant Professor

University of Minnesota Duluth
Minnesota, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Oct 25, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Salary Band
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor that will begin on August 22, 2022. This is a full time, 9 month position. The successful candidate will have teaching responsibilities in a variety of our lecture and laboratory courses in either mechanical engineering (e.g., Dynamics and Controls, Sensors, Kinematics and Mechatronics, Thermal Sciences, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Manufacturing processes, Material Science, or Machine Design) or industrial engineering (e.g., Human Factors, Systems Safety, Manufacturing Systems Design, Production Planning and Management, Operations Research, Data Science, Facility Layout, Simulation, Lean Manufacturing, or Supply Chain). The successful applicant is expected to establish a collaborative, externally funded and nationally recognized research program that engages students. They are also expected to contribute to graduate and undergraduate teaching, advising, and mentoring, while supporting diversity and inclusion and a commitment to justice.  Service to the Department, College, and University is also expected. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, or a closely related engineering field by July 1, 2022. A candidate with two or more years of engineering related industrial experience and/or two or more years of college or university teaching experience is preferred. Please see for more information.


The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department has a history of providing hands-on experiences to our students through both lab courses and student clubs, providing undergraduate research opportunities, and serving local and regional industry through both capstone design projects and graduate placement. The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) and the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BSIE) are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET ( The Department also offers two graduate degree programs: the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and the Master of Environmental Health and Safety. Department faculty have the opportunity to affiliate with other M.S. and Ph.D programs such as the Water Resources Science and the Advanced Materials Sciences programs. There are also opportunities for affiliations with the Natural Resources Research Institute, the Large Lakes Observatory, and the Advanced Materials Center.


We are especially interested in recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. The University of Minnesota Duluth values of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to achieving excellence. We strongly encourage women, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+, Black, Latinx, Asian American, Hawaiian/Island Pacific, mixed race, and disabled scholars to apply. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College's distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives and intercultural understanding with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action.


We recognize that excellence in teaching and research form the basis for any successful candidate. To that end, we are implementing an anonymized search process. See for a description of the application steps. Applications must include four documents: an anonymized research and teaching statement; a statement that demonstrates a commitment to justice, equity, inclusion, and a diverse student population; a curriculum vita; and a list of four professional references. Go to the University of Minnesota Job Site and search for job ID 343784. Please direct questions about this position to Dr. Michael Greminger ( Review of complete applications will start November 3, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Minnesota Duluth is both a land and sea-grant university, and is the second largest research university within the University of Minnesota public university system. UMD is a comprehensive university of about 11,000 students located along the shores of Lake Superior. The Duluth campus is affiliated with the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy and School of Medicine, and is home to the Natural Resources Research Institute, the Large Lakes Observatory, and the Advanced Materials Center. Duluth is also the site of a major US EPA Research Laboratory. 

UMD is committed to supporting our colleagues. The University of Minnesota has a robust policy with respect to  opportunity hires for partners. Parental leaves and on-campus child care are available. The Swenson College has a mentoring program to facilitate professional success. Swenson College Howard Higholt Professorships are also available to support outstanding tenure-track faculty who are committed to creating a more inclusive and equitable institution.


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