Job ID: 163994

#605481 Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Northern Arizona University

  • Jul. 26, 2021
  • #605481 Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Northern Arizona University
    Flagstaff, AZ
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Northern Arizona University invites applications for an Assistant Professor position to build on the unit’s commitment to fostering interdisciplinary research that can address challenges facing our society and innovate through a balance of fundamental and translational research.

Exceptional candidates in the broad area of Mechanical Engineering, with research interests that complement and augment the Department’s existing strengths in solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, biomechanics, computational cardiovascular fluid mechanics, thermo sciences, renewable energy, multifunctional materials and adaptive systems are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in candidates with a focus on computational mechanics, advanced manufacturing and related emerging areas, with experience in theory, modeling, computation, experimentation or a combination thereof.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering or in a closely related field, from an accredited university. Candidates should demonstrate the potential for high-quality scholarship and for growing, a self-sustained, extramurally funded research program, and to actively contribute to the mission of the Department, College and University.

The successful candidate will: develop and maintain an independent, nationally-recognized research program supported by extramural funding; have the vision and capabilities to lead interdisciplinary, multi-institution and industry-supported research projects; publish and present research findings in high impact journals and meetings; contribute to the teaching mission of the department, including mentoring of undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D. students, and postdoctoral fellows; develop undergraduate and graduate courses and laboratories to support existing and new degree programs; and perform service for the department, university, and profession.

Minimum Qualifications:
The minimum qualifications for the position are:

  • Ph.D. or Sc.D. in Mechanical Engineering or in a closely related area conferred before August 15, 2022
    Preferred Qualifications:
    In addition to the minimum qualifications, applicants will be evaluated on the following preferred qualifications:
  • Demonstrated expertise in computational mechanics, advanced manufacturing, or related emerging areas.
  • Demonstrated expertise that complements and augments that of existing faculty in the department
  • Established record of scholarly productivity, as evidenced by scholarly publications in high profile journals and strong potential to build on this record
  • Established record of competitiveness for extramural funding and the promise of future ability to secure funding
  • Demonstrated experience with and commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • University-level teaching experience with evidence of effectiveness and promise of future excellence
  • Commitment to develop new courses that enhance and complement our curriculum at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Ability to effectively mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

Application Deadline:
Review of applications will begin on October 4th, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled or closed. Only applications received by the review begin date are assured full consideration.

Annual Salary:
Salary will be commensurate to qualifications and experience

Additional Information:
Applications must include: (1) a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; (4) a statement of research interests/achievements; (5) a diversity statement; (6) names and contact information for three references; (7) copies of transcripts; and (8) if available, examples of teaching effectiveness. Submit all items, in the order stated, as a single PDF file and apply through:, select Faculty and administrator openings, select the appropriate job title, and then select "Apply" on that page. Attach your single PDF file to your application. Only complete application packets submitted through the NAU HR portal will be reviewed.

For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Heidi Feigenbaum at
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  • NAU is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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