Job ID: 172198

Professor (all ranks) in Mechanics and Machine Learning

Arizona State University

  • Nov. 15, 2021
  • Professor (all ranks) in Mechanics and Machine Learning
  • Arizona State University
    Tempe, AZ
  • Open until filled
  • August 2022
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Manufacturing & Quality Engineering
    Engineering Mechanics

Professor (all ranks) in Mechanics and Machine Learning

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering (FSE) at Arizona State University (ASU) and the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy seek applicants for tenure-track/tenured faculty positions in mechanics and machine learning with its applications in materials design and discovery, multi-physics modeling, as well as manufacturing science and technology. Appointment will be at the assistant, associate, or full professor rank commensurate with the candidate's experience and accomplishments, beginning August 2022. Although appointments may be in any of Fulton Engineering's seven schools, an appointment is expected in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy.

We seek applicants who are well-versed in the mathematical, statistical, and algorithmic foundations of artificial intelligence (AI) and have interest and experience in applying machine learning to problems of modeling, design, optimization and discovery of engineered physical systems or materials. Specific areas of expertise and interest include, but are not limited to, AI-assisted material science, including predictive material modeling and structure property mapping, discovery and optimization of new materials, and 4D materials.

This search is part of ASU's engagement with the Arizona's New Economy Initiative (NEI), a bold effort to ensure that Arizona leads the new economy that will rely on engineering, computing and technology to drive sustainable growth, resilience and opportunities for all. NEI investments in the Fulton Schools of Engineering will grow our world class faculty to accelerate research outcomes and to broaden student access to our programs; will establish Science and Technology Centers to foster the growth of new economy Industries; and will expand experiential learning and workforce training opportunities.

Applicants will ideally contribute to our programs and leverage investments by the university in promoting interdisciplinary teaching and research. These investments include, among others, a multidisciplinary team of faculty working on the Additive Manufacturing Center (; the Global Security Initiative (; the Adaptive Intelligent Materials & Systems Center (; the center for complex system safety (; the Center for Materials of the Universe (, and the BioDesign Institute (

Faculty members are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, foster and contribute to an inclusive work environment, and undertake service activities.

Required qualifications:

Ph.D. in aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, or related field by the time of appointment
Evidence of excellence in research, as appropriate to the candidate's rank
Evidence of excellence in teaching, as appropriate to the candidate's rank

Desired qualifications:

Demonstrated commitment to a collaborative, trans-disciplinary approach to research and teaming
Evidence of successful implementation of student-centric teaching and delivering courses in multiple technology-enhanced formats

Application deadline is January 3, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. To apply, visit and select "apply now" next to the corresponding position. Candidates will be asked to create or use an existing Interfolio Dossier to submit the following:

Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Research Statement
Teaching Statement
Diversity Statement*
Contact information for three references

*The ASU Charter states, "ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves." The diversity statement provides applicants an opportunity to demonstrate their past and current activities in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion and how future activities will align with upholding the ASU Charter. All individuals who can strengthen the diversity of our academic community are encouraged to apply.

For more information or questions about this position, please contact the search committee Chair, Professor Kiran Solanki, via email at

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