Assistant or Associate
Professor in Mechanical Engineering (SSM/RE)
Position Description: The Department of
Mechanical Engineering at Cleveland State University has an opening
for a tenure-track faculty member to start August 22, 2022.
CSU is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the
faculty, staff, and student body. CSU is striving to be a
nationally recognized and student-focused public research
institution that provides accessible, affordable, and Engaged
Learning opportunities for all. Depending on experience and
qualifications, successful applicants may be appointed as Assistant
Professor or Associate Professor.
The faculty position is open to applicants with research
specialization in Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing (SSM),
Renewable Energy (RE), or Biomedical. Tenure-track candidates are
expected to continue or develop an externally funded research
program and teach courses to meet the needs of the undergraduate
and graduate curriculum. Successful candidates will possess
excellent communication skills, the potential for industry
collaboration, and an ability to contribute through teaching and/or
service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of
the academic community.
- Undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering
- Doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related
- Evidence of research experience in Smart and Sustainable
Manufacturing, or Renewable Energy
- Excellent communication skills
- Potential for industry collaboration
- Potential for federal research funding
- Potential for excellence in teaching
- Ability to contribute through teaching and/or service to the
diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the academic
Applicant Instructions: Applicants must submit
1) a cover letter and their interest and qualifications, 2)
curriculum vitae, 3) names and contact information of at least
three professional references, 4) teaching statement, 5) research
statement, and 6) diversity statement through the Human Resources
Cleveland State University is an urban campus serving a
racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body.
Diversity is extremely important to CSU. Applicants should explain
their experience serving diverse students and how they will make a
positive contribution to CSU’s inclusive community. For applicants
who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience, note how
your work will contribute to CSU’s commitment to diversity and
mission as an urban serving university.
Applications received by February 1, 2022, will be given full
consideration. Applications received after this date will continue
to be reviewed until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate
with education and experience and competitive with market rates.
Questions should be directed to search committee chair Dr. Ton van
den Bogert (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cleveland State University is a state-assisted metropolitan
university in the city of Cleveland with approximately 17,000
students. The university is well-known for its interdisciplinary
programs, enjoying partnerships with prominent industrial
corporations (Parker Hannifin, Rockwell Automation, Swagelok, etc.)
and the NASA Glenn Research Center. The Mechanical Engineering
Department provides a rigorous education in the principles of
mechanical engineering, supplemented by practical hands-on
experience and communication skills to transform students into
well-rounded and competent, ready-to-go engineers. The department
offers doctoral, master’s, and an ABET-accredited bachelor’s
degree, with currently 400 undergraduate students and 150 graduate
students [AvdB1]. Current areas of research include manufacturing,
wind energy, turbomachinery, human-machine systems, rehabilitation
engineering, and control systems.
Additional information about the department is available at
Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of
the University’s verification of credentials (including evidence of
a Ph.D.) by July 1, 2022 and other information required by law
and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited
to a criminal background check. Hiring is contingent on maintaining
existing levels of funding from the state of Ohio.
The successful candidate is required to submit an official
transcript before their contract can be prepared.
It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal
opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran
or disabled status, or genetic information.