Job ID: 179358

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering

Missouri University of Science and Technology

  • Feb. 22, 2022
  • Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
    Rolla, MO
  • Open until filled.
  • Negotiable
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri is seeking outstanding applicants for (Assistant or Associate or Full Professor) tenure-track Mechanical Engineering faculty position in the areas of robotics and controls, thermal sciences, and data sciences. Candidates demonstrating research alignment with both the departmental strengths in advanced manufacturing and Center for Advanced Manufacturing in the newly formed Kummer Institute are especially of interest. Exceptional candidates in other relevant areas of mechanical engineering not mentioned above will also be considered. The Kummer Institute ( was established through a $300 million gift that promises to transform Missouri S&T and the region by cultivating leadership and technological innovation, nurturing an entrepreneurial mindset, fostering expansion of academic-industry partnerships to address the emerging needs of industry, and creating economic growth for the region, state and nation.

Successful candidates will demonstrate commitments to (a) establishing a strong, externally funded research program, (b) high-quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, (c) service in the applicant's professional community and our institution, and (d) increasing the diversity of the student body and faculty. Applicants should have demonstrated excellence in research and evidence of potential for excellence in external funding, high-quality teaching, service, and increasing diversity. Additionally, senior candidates should have demonstrated excellence in externally funded research and high-quality teaching. Qualified candidates will possess a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field.

Missouri S&T's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is the largest department on campus. During the past five years, research expenditures of the MAE Department have doubled, with broad support across federal and industrial sponsors, Ph.D. enrollment has doubled, and four faculty have received prestigious NSF CAREER and AFOSR or ONR Young Investigator awards. Faculty in the department have access to 25 research centers on campus, including the Materials Research Center, Intelligent Systems Center, and Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies.

Interested candidates should electronically submit their application consisting of: 1) a cover letter, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) a research statement, 4) a teaching statement, 5) a diversity statement, and 6) complete contact information for at least four references to Missouri S&T's Human Resources Office at: using reference position number 39653. Acceptable electronic formats are PDF and MS Word. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. For more information prior to submitting an application, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Professor Douglas A. Bristow, at:

Missouri S&T is a leading research university founded in 1870 and one of the first technological universities west of the Mississippi. Located about 100 miles west of St. Louis in the multicultural community of Rolla, Missouri S&T is an accessible, safe, friendly and vibrant campus surrounded by Ozarks' beautiful scenery. Missouri S&T has nearly 9000 students enrolled on campus and online and offers 20 Ph.D. programs in the sciences and engineering.

  • Missouri S&T is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. Females, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The university participates in E-Verify. For more information on E-Verify, please contact DHS at 1-888-464-4218.

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  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Missouri University of Science and Technology
    400 West 13th Street
    Rolla, MO 65409

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