Job ID: 149384

Tenure-Track Faculty Position

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

  • Nov. 10, 2020
  • Tenure-Track Faculty Position
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
    Minneapolis, MN
  • Jan. 1, 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • 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, tenured or tenure-track position with a particular interest in the area of low temperature plasmas or heat transfer beginning Fall 2021. We are seeking a faculty candidate who complements current expertise in the Mechanical Engineering Department and who plans to grow strategic synergistic collaborations within the Department and the University.

Applicants are expected to hold, or complete by Fall 2021, a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (or a closely related discipline) and have demonstrated the potential to conduct a vigorous and innovative research program as evidenced by their publication record and supporting letters from recognized leaders in the field. The ability to teach 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 43 faculty, 280 graduate students, and 800 undergraduate students. Research in the department addresses the needs of the future, and includes applications to energy, environment & sustainability, human health, manufacturing and robotics & mobility. 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.

Additional information and application instructions can be found at To assure full consideration, complete applications should be received by January 1, 2021. Applications will be considered until the position is filled and this position will remain open until filled. The Department of Mechanical Engineering values and is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. We further welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

  • 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, familial status, disability, public assistance status, membership or activity in a local commission created for the purpose of dealing with discrimination, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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

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