Job ID: 172625

Visiting Research Assistant Professor

University of Pittsburgh

  • Nov. 16, 2021
  • Visiting Research Assistant Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • University of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Open until filled
  • Flexible
  • Assistant Professor
  • Nuclear
    Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS) at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) invites applications for a visiting research assistant professor position.

Responsibilities: Leading a group of postdocs and PhD students conducting research on various sponsored projects, proposal and report writing, archival publications and, as an option if desired, teaching one course per year for professional preparation.

Required Skillset: Experimental design, measurement techniques and methods associated with instrumenting and testing in mechanical and thermal sciences; laser measurements; applied mathematics and data processing; and strong interest in basic and applied research.
Required Educational Background: Applicant must have a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or a closely-related field. Industry and/or postdoc experience is desirable.

Competitive salary; significant professional growth opportunities owing to interactions among researchers in this field in national laboratories and other federal labs.

This is a non-tenure track, renewable contract faculty position with no predetermined end date. It is ideally suited for someone who wants to pursue a career in research or academia.

Qualified applicants should submit their applications through this posting in the Pitt Talent Center ( under "find positions" "faculty" use keyword 21008086.

Inquiries about the position or additional information should be addressed to Prof. Heng Ban, Associate Dean and Richard K. Mellon Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, 634 Benedum Hall, 3200 O’Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261. Email:

  • Candidates from groups traditionally underrepresented in engineering are strongly encouraged to apply. The candidate should be committed to high-quality teaching for a diverse student body and to assisting our Department in enhancing diversity. The University of Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Contact Information

  • Heng Ban
    Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Department
    University of Pittsburgh
    3700 O'Hara Street
    Benedum Hall
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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