The School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing
Engineering (MIME) at Oregon State University (OSU) invites
applications for a full-time, nine-month, faculty position within
the area of advanced manufacturing at the rank of associate or full
professor. Individuals with exceptional research achievements in
industry or national labs who could be appointed at these ranks and
granted indefinite tenure are encouraged to apply.
Candidates should have a vibrant and well-resourced advanced
manufacturing research program exploring the scientific
fundamentals of manufacturing processes, which connects to one or
more signature areas of research in the school or college, such as
artificial intelligence, robotics, clean water, materials science,
and clean energy. An established and thriving track record of
federal and industry funding and partnerships in the school will
support the successful candidate to grow an enterprise around
innovations in advanced manufacturing. We are especially interested
in candidates who have an interest in maximizing research impact
through commercialization, taking advantage of OSU’s resources
available through the OSU Advanced Technologies and Manufacturing
Institute (ATAMI) and the OSU Advantage Accelerator.
The Oregon State University College of Engineering has committed
to being a national model of inclusivity and collaboration. We
strive to develop a community of faculty, students, and staff that
is inclusive, collaborative, diverse, and centered on student
success. As such, we seek applicants who demonstrate a commitment
to diversity and inclusion, including efforts promoting equitable
outcomes among learners of diverse and underrepresented identity
groups. Further, we seek to broaden our capacity to advance student
success across individual identities, racial/ethnic categories, and
OSU is one of only two American universities to hold the Land
Grant, Sea Grant, Sun Grant, and Space Grant designations, is a
Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive university, with an enrollment
of over 32,000 students. The College of Engineering has 9,500
students, of whom over 1,300 are graduate students. It is the
10th-largest college of engineering in the country in terms of
undergraduate enrollment. There are over 200 tenured and
tenure-track faculty across five schools, and the College ranks
third nationally among public R1 universities for the percentage of
faculty who are women.
The state of Oregon actively supports university-industry
collaboration in manufacturing research through million-dollar
annual investments in the Oregon Metals Initiative and the Oregon
Manufacturing Innovation Center.
OSU is situated on a beautiful 400-acre campus in Corvallis, a
community of 55,000 people in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Corvallis
has been rated one of America’s most livable small cities for its
classic structures, tree-lined streets, and Willamette River
frontage. Corvallis has been recognized as one of the best college
towns, one of the top ten places to live, and one of the best
places for work-life balance. It also has the highest number of
Peace Corps volunteers, green buildings, and patents per capita.
Located about 90 miles south of Portland, a major urban area with
an international airport and thriving industry (including the
Silicon Forest), and about 40 miles from the state capitol in
Salem, 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. The city
offers year-round cultural and outdoor activities, including over
60 miles of biking and hiking trails in town and close by.
50% Teaching: Develop and teach courses in the school’s
curriculum, consisting of a mix of courses: large and small,
graduate and undergraduate, and potentially, a mix of modalities.
Advise students in projects; conduct student assessments, including
proper documentation to support ABET/ACCE accreditation;
participate as a member of Ph.D. and M.S. committees; hold office
hours; and mentor and advise students on professional aspects of
40% Research and scholarly activities: Engage in research
activities including the discovery of new knowledge and
understanding, the integration and application of research, and the
dissemination of knowledge, as defined in the Criteria for
Promotion and Tenure in the faculty handbook. Develop and lead a
sustainable externally funded research program that is nationally
and internationally significant and visible. Publish research in
peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and other outlets,
as appropriate; produce patents; write proposals; conduct funded
and unfunded research; present results at professional conferences,
meetings, other institutions, and industry; and direct and mentor
Ph.D. and M.S. students in all aspects of research and professional
10% Service: Participate as a collegial member of the unit and
perform appropriate service that contributes to the effectiveness
of the School, the College, the University, and the profession.
Service includes participation in and leadership of School,
College, and University committees, attendance at faculty meetings,
mentorship of junior faculty, and contributions to outreach
activities. Participation in service to the profession, including
serving as a reviewer or editor for journals and conferences,
leadership roles in professional organizations, reviewing
proposals, and conference organization, should be pursued as
Minimum/Required Qualifications for All Levels (Associate or
- A PhD in mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering,
material science, or other relevant field prior to the position
- Demonstrated ability or significant potential for excellent
- Experience developing courses/curricula for a degree.
- Proven oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity
- 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
Additional Minimum/Required Qualifications for Associate
- A record of achievement in innovative research programs and
- A demonstrated ability to lead multi-year, multi-disciplinary,
competitively-funded collaborative research projects.
- Effective collaborations with industry and/or federal labs and
Additional Minimum/Required Qualifications for Full Professor
- Experience in winning and overseeing large multi-year,
multi-disciplinary research programs.
- Established long-term relationships with federal labs and/or
agencies and industry or industry bodies.
Preferred (Special) Qualifications for All Levels (Associate or
- Interest or track record in commercialization of research.
- Experience advancing technology within the manufacturing
- Experience in establishing or growing a research center or
- A track record of professional service within the advanced
Timeline and Application
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by
December 31, 2021. 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. A complete
application will include:
- Letter of interest describing how your qualifications and
experience prepare you for this role and satisfy the minimum
qualifications and, as appropriate, the preferred qualifications
- Curriculum Vitae (no length restriction).
- Research statement that highlights your research
accomplishments and describes your next steps (1–2 pages).
- Teaching statement that outlines your teaching practices and
accomplishments (1–2 pages).
- Diversity statement that explains how your education, training,
and/or lived experience will help build an inclusive,
collaborative, and diverse community (1–2 pages).
For additional information please visit the OSU Jobs website at
search under Associate/Full Professor of Advanced Manufacturing, or
search by Posting Number P04923UF. The full position description
can be viewed by using the link: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/109232
Additional information about the School of Mechanical,
Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering may be found at http://mime.oregonstate.edu/.
Please direct inquiries to Prof. Brian Paul, Search Committee Chair
Oregon State University seeks diversity as a source of
enrichment for our university community. We are an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and we 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. Oregon State offers many programs to
support work-life balance.