Job ID: 129045

Tenure-Track Faculty Position

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

  • Sep. 12, 2019
  • Tenure-Track Faculty Position
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
    Minneapolis, MN
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Engineering Mechanics
    Energy Technology
    Engineering - Other

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities invites applications to a full-time, tenure-track position in the area of energy science and engineering beginning Fall 2020. We encourage applications from individuals who apply fundamental principles of mechanical engineering to address societal energy needs. Application areas of particular interest include but are not limited to: renewable energy science and technology; energy conversion and storage; and clean combustion. The appointment is expected to be at the Assistant Professor level, but in exceptional cases applicants may be considered for a tenured appointment.

Applicants are expected to hold, or complete by Fall 2020, a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (or a closely related discipline), and have demonstrated the potential to conduct a vigorous and high-profile research program as evidenced by their publication record and supporting letters from recognized leaders in the field. The ability to instruct effectively at both the graduate and undergraduate levels to a diverse group of engineering students is required. The candidate’s expertise and documented research and teaching activities must demonstrate a strong potential to enhance the department’s research and teaching missions.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is home to approximately 44 faculty, 280 graduate students, and 800 undergraduate students. Research in the department addresses the needs of the future, and includes applications to human health, energy production and efficiency, the environment, and transportation. The department is part of the College of Science and Engineering, a highly interdisciplinary college comprised of 12 departments covering engineering, physical sciences, and mathematics. The college and the university actively encourage and provide resources for interdisciplinary research collaboration through a broad variety of internal funding mechanisms and college-level institutes. The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the following documents as a single pdf file uploaded through the University of Minnesota employment system ( a cover letter, current CV, statement of research vision, and statement of teaching philosophy and interests. Applicants must arrange to have at least three letters of reference (signed and on official letterhead) sent directly to To receive full consideration, these materials, including the reference letters, must be received by November 15, 2019. We particularly welcome applications from candidates from diverse cultures and communities because we believe that diversity helps broaden perspectives and enriches classroom and research experiences within the department and University of Minnesota.

  • The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
    University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
    111 Church Street SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455

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