Job ID: 198510

Assistant Professor specializing in Design and/or Manufacturing

University of Dayton

  • Nov. 3, 2022
  • Assistant Professor specializing in Design and/or Manufacturing
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • University of Dayton
    Dayton, OH
  • Jan. 3, 2023
  • Aug. 16, 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Manufacturing & Quality Engineering

Job No: 500487
Work Type: Faculty Full Time
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Faculty
Department: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering - 220430
Advertised: October 27, 2022
Applications close: January 3, 2023

Are you looking for a university that will support you and your commitment to preparing the next generation of Engineers? Where you will work with highly-motivated students in and out of the classroom; you can contribute to a thriving academic program; where you will be a member of a mission-driven institution and you can live affordably in a central location with easy access to both recreation and urban amenities? The University of Dayton, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is seeking a dynamic faculty member with a specialization in design and/or manufacturing at the rank of tenure track assistant professor to begin August 16, 2023.

The University of Dayton (UD) Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) has an opportunity to join a community deeply committed to faculty success, inclusive excellence, to education at all levels, and to collaboration in teaching within the department, across the University, and externally. Locally, the Dayton area offers unique opportunities for engineering faculty to collaborate with researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory located at Wright-Patterson AFB, the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI), and industry partners. If this opportunity sounds appealing, please apply for our tenure-track, Assistant Professor position specializing in design and/or manufacturing to begin August 16, 2023!

The successful candidate will teach courses in the MAE department with a design and/or manufacturing focus that may include Mechanical Design, Multi-disciplinary Design, and Manufacturing Processes. Additionally, the successful candidate is expected to engage and lead students in externally sponsored research and collaborate within the department, across the university, and externally.  

The MAE Department offers a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering. Within the Bachelor’s degree, concentrations are available in aerospace and energy systems. Additionally, minors are available in biomechanics and robotic systems. The Department also offers Master of Science and Doctorate degrees. The Department currently has 800 undergraduate students, 200 graduate students, 24 full-time faculty members, and a number of adjunct faculty. Further information about the Department can be found at:

Continuing its trajectory of growth, UD enrolls 11,300 students, including 8,225 full-time undergraduates.  UD is one of the nation’s largest Catholic universities, and one of the largest private universities in Ohio. Located in the dynamic city of Dayton, OH, and grounded in its Catholic, Marianist tradition, UD provides education to develop the whole student and is committed to experiential learning. Dayton, OH, is accessible, affordable, and offers excellent educational and healthcare resources, arts and cultural attractions, beautiful parks with bike and recreational trails, and a variety of sporting venues. Go to for more information about the area.

At the University of Dayton, we value inclusive excellence because we recognize that diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to academic and institutional excellence. Inclusive excellence requires a comprehensive, cohesive and collaborative alignment of infrastructure, resources and actions. We strive to be active, intentional, and sustain engagement with and celebrate diversity in every dimension of institutional life. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage all candidates to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ABD in Mechanical Engineering or a related engineering field nearing completion.
  • Record of scholarly research.
  • Potential for teaching excellence, particularly employing active and experiential learning pedagogies.
  • Effective written communication skills.
  • Articulated commitment to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion.

A complete application consists of:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Cover letter that addresses all minimum requirements and any of the preferred qualifications met
  • A 1-2-page document describing a vision for developing an externally-sponsored research program,
  • A 1-2-page document describing the candidate’s vision for use of innovative teaching approaches and commitment in delivering courses in the University’s MAE design/manufacturing program.
  • A 1-2-page statement describing a vision for diversity, equity and inclusive excellence and how that vision will be incorporated into your teaching, scholarship, and/or service.
  • Contact information for three references, who may be contacted at a later date.
  • If the candidate is ABD, a letter from the Advisor indicating anticipated completion date of Ph.D. is required.

For a complete list of qualifications and to apply, please got to:

Application must be received by January 3 at 11:55 PM EST

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels.  Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at:

  • Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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