Job ID: 135262

Tenure Track Position in Mechanical Design

Virginia Military Institute

  • Dec. 19, 2019
  • Tenure Track Position in Mechanical Design
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Virginia Military Institute
    Lexington, VA
  • Open until filled
  • August 2020
  • Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering

Assistant or Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering (tenure-track)
The Mechanical Engineering Department at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) invites applications for a faculty position in the general area of Mechanical Design with expertise in the area of Finite Element Analysis. This position is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in mechanical engineering, or a related discipline, and must have excellent teaching and communication skills. Industry experience, especially in the areas of mechatronics and/or machine design, and professional registration are preferred. The appointment begins August 1, 2020.

The Mechanical Engineering program is ABET accredited and is wholly undergraduate. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate mechanical engineering courses, mechanical design courses, advise/supervise student projects and research, and enhance current departmental research areas.
VMI is a public, four-year undergraduate military college for men and women (1700 students) located in the historic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. All faculty members are required to wear a military uniform. However, prior military service is not required. More information about the VMI can be found at

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Applicants should provide a detailed curriculum vita that contains at least three references (with addresses and phone numbers), a clear statement of their teaching interests and philosophy, and a brief summary of their research interests with the application.

Applications accepted until the position is filled.

Charlene Graves
Executive Secretary

  • In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, VMI encourages women minorities, disabled individuals and veterans to apply. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are also encouraged to apply. VMI will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with documented disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment, educational opportunities, programs and services.

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Contact Information

  • Charlene Graves
    Mechanical Engineering
    Virginia Military Institute
    709 Nichols Engineering Hall
    Lexington, VA 24450
  • 540-464-7308
  • 540-464-7663

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