The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor that will begin on August 21, 2023. This is a full time, 9-month position. The successful candidate will have teaching responsibilities in a variety of lecture and laboratory courses in either mechanical engineering (e.g., Dynamics and Controls, Sensors and Data Acquisition, Kinematics and Mechatronics, Thermal-Fluid Sciences, Manufacturing, Material Science, or Machine Design) or industrial engineering (e.g., Human Factors, Systems Safety, Manufacturing Systems Design, Production Planning and Management, Operations Research, Facility Layout, Simulation, Lean Manufacturing, or Supply Chain). They are also expected to establish a collaborative, externally funded, and nationally recognized research program that engages students as well as contribute to graduate and undergraduate teaching, advising, and mentoring. Service to the Department, College, and/or University is required. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, or a closely related engineering field by July 1, 2023. Preferred candidates will have two or more years of engineering-related industrial experience and/or two or more years of college or university teaching experience as well as a strong interest in teaching laboratory courses and assisting with our Senior Design capstone course in their area of expertise. Please see https://z.umn.edu/scsecareers for more information.
The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department has a history of providing hands-on experiences to our students through both lab courses and student clubs, providing undergraduate research opportunities, and serving local and regional industry through both capstone design projects and graduate placement. The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) and the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BSIE) are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org). The Department also offers two graduate degree programs: the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and the Master of Environmental Health and Safety. Department faculty have the opportunity to affiliate with other M.S. and Ph.D. programs such as the Water Resources Science and the Advanced Materials Sciences programs. There are also opportunities for affiliations with the Natural Resources Research Institute, the Large Lakes Observatory, and the Advanced Materials Center.
We are especially interested in recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer all students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. The University of Minnesota Duluth values of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to achieving excellence. We strongly encourage women, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+, Black, Latinx, Asian American, Hawaiian/Island Pacific, mixed race, and scholars with disabilities to apply. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College’s distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives and intercultural understanding with social and environmental responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action to further sustainability.