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Assistant or Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering (SSM/RE)

Cleveland State University
Ohio, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 9, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering, Other Science & Technology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Cleveland State University

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering
  2. Doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline
  3. Evidence of research experience in Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing,  or Renewable Energy

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Excellent communication skills
  2. Potential for industry collaboration
  3. Potential for federal research funding
  4. Potential for excellence in teaching
  5. Ability to contribute through teaching and/or service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the academic community

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 website:

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 (

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.

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