Job ID: 133352

Faculty Position - Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Oakland University

  • Nov. 11, 2019
  • Faculty Position - Tenure Track Assistant Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Oakland University
    Rochester, MI
  • Open until filled
  • August 2020
  • Associate Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering


Department of Mechanical Engineering
Oakland University
Rochester, Michigan

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Oakland University invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level in the broad area of materials. The appointment would be effective as early as August 2020.

We seek applicants with research and teaching interests related to materials including, but not limited to Materials Processing, Material Characterization, Polymers and Polymer Processing, Nanocomposite Materials, Computational Materials Science, and Nanomaterials. Successful candidates will be expected to develop an externally funded research program that includes fundamental and/or applied research. The candidate should be able to teach and develop courses in the area of materials at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. An earned doctorate in Mechanical Engineering/Materials Engineering or a closely related field is required.

Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral research institution located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 132 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing. The university has over 20,000 students and is located at the intellectual center of the global automotive industry. The surrounding area offers many social, cultural and recreational activities. We encourage applications from women and minorities. The candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The Mechanical Engineering Department has 21 full time faculty members who are dedicated to excellence in research, teaching and service. The department hosts three centers: Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, Fastening and Joining Research Institute, and the Automotive Tribology Center, all of which are active in research.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statements of research and teaching interests to Candidates should also provide a diversity and inclusion statement that describes their interests and/or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion, e.g., through mentoring, pedagogy, activism, faculty recruitment/retention, or research on issues related to diversity and social inequality. Contact information for three references should be provided and letter writers will be contacted by the online hiring system. An application is considered complete when all required information is received.

Review of applications will begin in December, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions can be sent to the search committee chair, Professor Gary Barber,

Creating and maintaining a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus is a strategic priority for Oakland University. To this end, we are seeking applications from individuals who are interested in and committed to supporting our Diversity Equity and Inclusion institutional values. It is the policy of Oakland University that there shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, height, weight, familial status, marital status, disability, creed, sexual orientation, veteran status or other prohibited factors in employment, admissions, educational programs or activities.

Oakland University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, is committed to compliance with federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to Oakland University, Director of the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, 203 Wilson Hall, Rochester, Michigan 48309-4401.

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Contact Information

  • Gary Barber
    Mechanical Engineering
    Oakland University
    Rochester, MI 48309

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