Faculty search

The Mechanical Engineering Department invites outstanding faculty candidates to apply for full-time tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant or associate professor levels. Senior hires will be considered for exceptional candidates with the potential to lead major national center-level activities in the near future.

The department seeks to build on its existing strengths in fluid mechanics, composites materials, cell mechanics, and robotics and control. Candidates with a strong background in these areas are encouraged to apply. Please note that the individual’s potential to conduct research and innovate in these four areas is more important than the specific area of sub-specialization.

Fluid Mechanics
Turbulent flows, multi-phase flows, multi-scale modeling, and biomedical flows
Composite Materials
Modeling, design, fabrication, joining, flaw detection and characterization, computation and data science
Robotics and Controls
Human/robotic interaction, automated assembly, system autonomy, machine learning, digital and additive manufacturing, and prosthetics
Cell Mechanics
Tissue engineering, mechanobiology, morphogenesis, biomechanics, stem cell biology, and/or regenerative medicine


Review of applications begins immediately and priority will be given to applications received by December 15, 2017. The process remains open until the positions are filled. Applicants may apply to more than one focus consistent with their background.