The Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Maine (www.umaine.edu/mecheng/) invites applications for the position of a tenure track assistant or associate professor in mechanical engineering. The expected start date is September 2017. Salary and benefits are competitive and dependent on qualifications. Underrepresented minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.
The candidate must have a background in materials science and engineering with a demonstrated track record in research and a strong commitment to teaching. Applications are invited in all areas of materials science and engineering pertinent to mechanical engineering, particularly those that complement current research activities within the department and college in computational and experimental solid mechanics, renewable energy, aerospace engineering, ocean engineering, biomechanics/biomedical engineering, and geomechanics/geophysics. The successful candidate is expected to develop a strong externally funded research program, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in engineering materials, mechanical behavior of materials, introductory engineering mechanics, and related areas. A Ph.D. in either Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science and Engineering, or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment.
The University of Maine is a comprehensive Land Grant College Doctoral Research Extensive University with an enrollment of more than 11,000 students and research expenditures of more than $50 million per year. The College of Engineering has five departments with research expenditures of approximately $8 million per year. The Department of Mechanical Engineering has an ABET accredited BS program with an undergraduate enrollment of about 430 students. The graduate program offers both MS and PhD degrees, and enrolls about 30 students. The Department also offers a concentration in Aerospace Engineering, while faculty offer courses which support interdisciplinary minors in Marine Engineering, Renewable Energy Engineering, and Robotics. Collaborative research opportunities throughout the university include the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, the Aging Initiative, the Forest Bioproducts Research Institute, Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, and the Climate Change Institute. Interdisciplinary research is strongly encouraged and represents unique areas of opportunity at the University of Maine.
Appropriate background checks are required.
All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence, and Sexual Harassment.
Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position". You will need to create a profile and application; upload 1) a cover letter, 2) a resume/curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching interests, and 4) a plan for developing a strong research program; and provide contact information for three professional references. You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Review of applications will begin February 13, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
The University of Maine is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.