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Assistant Professor-Mechanical Engineering

Saint Martin's University
Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 8, 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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Saint Martin’s University invites applicants for a full-time tenure track position at the assistant professor level. The candidate’s area of interest will preferably be in thermodynamics/fluids, but exceptional candidates in other areas are also encouraged to apply. SMU is a teaching-oriented university and quality-teaching is our priority.


This position is subject to final budgetary approval.


We expect candidates to meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or a closely related field by appointment date
  • Demonstrated effective teaching experience in thermodynamics/fluids area and other areas to support both the departmental instructional need and ABET accreditation need
  • Demonstrated effective communication and motivational skills
  • Effective time and resource management skills


In addition, we expect candidates to have the following preferred qualifications:

  • Background in one of these technical areas to support program concentration needs:

- bioengineering/biomechanics AND/OR

- automation/robotics (industrial preferred)/mechatronics AND/OR

- numerical/computational analysis

  • Ph.D. degree from a school with an ABET-accredited B.S. program in Mechanical Engineering
  • A research record and evidence of the ability to develop externally funded research with emphasis on one of the technical areas
  • Interest in laboratory courses.


The new hire is expected to teach two core ME courses ME308 Fluid Mechanics and ME340 Thermodynamics, develop advanced courses in areas of expertise, collaborate with colleagues, and initiate and run an applied research program.




Established in 1895, Saint Martin’s University is the educational mission of Saint Martin’s Abbey, a Catholic Benedictine monastery, whose members pray, work, and live together on the University campus. The physical beauty of Saint Martin’s 300-acre campus reflects the rich intellectual and spiritual nature of its presence in the Pacific Northwest.


Essential features of University life are animated by its Benedictine identity and its participation in the centuries-old traditions of Catholic intellectual thought and the search for truth.


Thus, the University honors students and guides them towards achieving academic excellence. Superior teaching is the expected norm. Rooted in the long tradition of the liberal arts, the University curriculum cultivates creativity and the ability to communicate and pursue ideas; critical thinking and independent inquiry; academic proficiency; the formation of sound ethical judgments; and service to humanity.


Reflecting the Benedictine virtue of hospitality, the University welcomes and, indeed, seeks students and employees not only from the Pacific Northwest, but also from other parts of the nation and the world at its main and extension campuses. Saint Martin’s treasures persons of all ages, religions, and nationalities as it encourages cognizance of diverse viewpoints and an appreciation of all cultures.


Ranked by Niche as the second (#2) most diverse private college in Washington State in 2020. Saint Martin’s is extremely proud of our student diversity.  Our university treasures persons of all abilities, ages, ethnicities, genders, nationalities, orientations, races, and religions.  In particular, we know that students educated in an ethnically diverse setting perform better academically and reap greater professional success than their peers from more homogeneous learning environments. We proudly celebrate that our student population is 51% undergraduate and 32% graduate students of color.  We are committed to pursuing an employee community that reflects a similar, if not the same percentage.  


Therefore, we intentionally encourage and request that members of historically underrepresented groups apply to join this community.  All of us, from all backgrounds, are making a commitment to do and be better for our students, faculty, and staff.


The Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering at Saint Martin's University offers ABET accredited undergraduate programs in mechanical and civil engineering, and graduate programs in civil engineering, mechanical engineering and engineering management. The School moved into Cebula Hall 2013, at the time the highest rated LEED certified building in the Western Hemisphere, and completed a new lab building 2016. A recent major Engineering Initiative has led to new facilities, a larger faculty, and exciting opportunities for enhancing programs.


For the complete job description and to apply, please visit our website at WorkatSaintMartin’s .





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