Job ID: 166305

Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor Position in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Tenure-track)

University of Missouri - Columbia

  • Aug. 31, 2021
  • Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor Position in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Tenure-track)
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) Department
  • University of Missouri - Columbia
    Columbia, MO
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering

Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor Position in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Tenure-track)
University of Missouri-Columbia

Description: The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) Department at the University of Missouri (MU) invites applications for five tenure-track/tenured positions at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels. Applications are sought from candidates who can help the department conduct innovative research and provide world-class education. Areas of interest include but are not limited to thermal science and fluid flow, design and manufacturing, dynamic systems and control, and materials. MU has instigated momentum with resources for interdisciplinary research collaboration in New Frontiers in Science, Engineering, and Technology. One initial focus of this interdisciplinary effort in the MAE department is multi-physics energy integrated with thermal science and fluid flow, innovative materials, artificial intelligence, and advanced manufacturing process to build on the department’s unique academic strengths. The successful candidates will be expected to participate in and develop an interdisciplinary team that will be a world leader in the field of multi-physics energy. The successful candidate will be able to take part in the growth of the College of Engineering and join a rich environment for collaboration with other faculty in the college. The College of Engineering is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

The qualified candidate will have a doctoral degree awarded in mechanical engineering or related field by the time they start their position within the University. The Department is seeking dynamic individuals who will provide vision, leadership, and guidance in their respective teaching and research areas.

About MU and College of Engineering: The University of Missouri is a Tier I research institution and one of only 60 public and private U.S. universities invited to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. MU has a world-renowned Veterinary Medicine College on the same campus as well as an innovative School of Medicine and teaching hospital, a College of Business, School of Nursing, School of Public Affairs, School of Journalism, and a College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources. The University has partnered with Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. in a $27M expansion of electron microscopy capabilities within the new NextGen Precision Health Institute to provide world-class resources for interdisciplinary researchers. Campus is also home to the most powerful university research reactor, MURR, in the US. The university was founded in 1839 in Columbia as the first public university west of the Mississippi River. Located midway between St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia is a vibrant small city consistently ranked among the top places to live in the United States. MU is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

The MU College of Engineering ( includes 9 disciplines and 130 faculty members, 3,319 undergraduates, and 600 graduate students. The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the doctoral level. The College of Engineering is home to numerous research centers, signature programs, and laboratories. We also house our own office of Diversity and Outreach Initiatives, an Inclusivity Center, and a Women in Engineering program.

Closing Dates: Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled. Anticipated start date is no later than August 15, 2022.

Application: Apply using the online system ( Please follow the instructions on the website, select job #37836, and upload a cover letter, curriculum vita, a statement of research and teaching goals, a representative research paper, and contact information for at least three references.

Any questions regarding the application procedure may be directed to: Professor Hongbin (Bill) Ma, Department Chair, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211. Email:

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.

MU specifically invites and encourages applications from women and members of groups underrepresented in science.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA employer firmly committed to fostering ethnic, racial, and gender diversity in our faculty.

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