Job ID: 128008

Tenure Track/Tenured Faculty Position

University of Missouri-Columbia

  • Aug. 22, 2019
  • Tenure Track/Tenured Faculty Position
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
    Columbia, MO
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Manufacturing & Quality Engineering
Tenure Track/Tenured Faculty Position
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

University of Missouri-Columbia

Description: The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri (MU) is hiring new faculty members in the areas of Manufacturing, Materials, and Aerospace. Faculty research areas must address the college pillars of pursuit: 1) Educating Engineering Leaders, 2) Big Data Analytics, 3) Biomedical Innovations, and / or 4) Sustainability inFEWSed (Food, Energy, Water, Smart Cities).

The successful candidate will be able to take part in the growth of the College of Engineering and join a rich environment for collaboration with other faculty in Arts & Science, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, and Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. The College of Engineering is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence. Successful candidates may have a primary appointment (tenure track or tenured) in the College of Engineering and a joint appointment in another college/school depending on their research expertise.

Minimum qualifications require a doctoral degree awarded in mechanical engineering or a related field.

Successful applicants will have:

A record of interdisciplinary research appropriate to the level of the appointment;  
A demonstrated ability or strong potential to establish externally funded research programs in the stated areas.

The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in one of the following areas: manufacturing, material science, or aerospace engineering.

We invite applications for tenure-track positions at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels. The COE encourages joint appointments with other colleges/schools (e.g., the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, the College of Arts & Science).

The University of Missouri does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetics information, disability, or status as a protected veteran.  We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds, who are passionate about pursuing research in areas related to the college pillars of pursuit.

About MU and College of Engineering: The University of Missouri is a Tier I research institution and one of only 60 public and private U.S. universities invited to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. MU has a world renowned Veterinary Medicine College on the same campus as an innovative School of Medicine and teaching hospital, a College of Business, School of Nursing, School of Public Affairs, and a College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources. The university was founded in 1839 in Columbia as the first public university west of the Mississippi River. Located midway between St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia is a vibrant small city consistently ranked among the top places to live in the United States. MU is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

The MU College of Engineering ( includes 9 disciplines and 130 faculty members, 3,319 undergraduates, and 600 graduate students. The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the doctoral level. The College of Engineering is home to numerous research centers, signature programs, and laboratories. We also house our own office of Diversity and Outreach Initiatives, an Inclusivity Center, and a Women in Engineering program.

Closing Dates: Applications will be reviewed beginning October 1, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. Anticipated start date is no later than August 15, 2020.

Application: Apply using the online system (
Please follow the instructions on the website, select job ID # 31180, and upload a cover letter, curriculum vita, a statement of research and teaching goals, a representative research paper, and contact information for at least three references. 

Any questions regarding the application procedure may be directed to: Professor Noah Manring, Department Chair, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211. Email:

  • MU specifically invites and encourages applications from women and members of groups underrepresented in science.

    Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA employer firmly committed to fostering ethnic, racial, and gender diversity in our faculty.

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