Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland Department of Mechanical Engineering
United States

Posting Details

Position Number: 105560

Title: Open Rank

Functional Title: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Full Professor

Category Status: 02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track

Applicant Search Category: Faculty

University Authorized FTE: 1.000

Unit: ENGR-Mechanical Engineering

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

The A. James Clark’s Department of Mechanical Engineering consistently ranks in the top 20 mechanical engineering programs in the country by US News and World Report Rankings, in both graduate and undergraduate programs, and it offers a collegial, supportive environment in which faculty can thrive.

The department is home to multi-disciplinary research and education centers such as the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE), Center for Engineering Concepts Development (CECD), Center for Environmental Energy Engineering (CEEE), Center for Sustainability in the Built Environment (CITY@UMD), and Center for Risk and Reliability (CRR). Department faculty are also active in The Maryland Robotics Center (MRC) and Maryland NanoCenter. New centers and institutes that have been established include the Maryland Energy Innovation Institute (MEII), the Maryland Transportation Institute (MTI), the Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices (REFBDI), and the Quantum Technology Center (QTC). The innovation and entrepreneurship programs on campus recently brought the University to the top 10 in Entrepreneurship Magazine.

The University is located close to NSF, NIH, and other funding agencies, and has strong research ties with government research labs, corporations, and start-ups. The Washington DC area has three major airports and a vibrant culture, is reachable by metro, and has primary and secondary schools that are among the best in the nation. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff who will enhance our stature of preeminence in the three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and the world.

Some notable facts include:
● Received the 8th largest gift in history to a public higher education institution from A. James & Alice B Clark Foundation of $220M. This includes funding to assist faculty and attract and fund first-year Ph.D. students.
● Faculty work with over 60 competitive teams and student societies that are nationally ranked, such as SAE top 20 finish in Baja 2018 Competition, Solar Decathlon 1st place in US in 2017, and 1st in American Helicopter Society Student competition.
● 7 NAE members affiliated with Mechanical Engineering.
● Dedicated external relations staff to help promote faculty research, which has been featured on covers of Science magazine, ABC, Washington Post, New York Times.
● Opened Clark Hall in January 2018 with almost 40,000 sq ft of lab space and an innovation lab for capstone design projects and student teams.
● The Great College Park initiative is a $1B public-private investment in the town that is the home of UMD. It is creating not only a dynamic and innovative academic environment, but also a vibrant downtown community with restaurants, new residential units, live music and amenities.

Vaccine Protocol
The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for exceptionally qualified candidates to apply for tenure-track and tenured faculty positions, with a target start date of August 2022 or later.

Priority will be given to candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: Thermal Science, Autonomy & Robotics, and Risk Analysis & Reliability Engineering.

Exceptional candidates with expertise outside these areas are also welcome to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates for the rank of Assistant Professor should have received or expect to receive their Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline prior to employment. Additionally, candidates should be creative and adaptable, and have a high potential for both research and teaching. Candidates for the rank of Associate or Full Professor should have a distinguished record of research and educational activities as well as a strong funding history.

Additional Information:
For best consideration, applications should be submitted by October 15, 2021, but the positions will remain open until filled. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Please apply by uploading the following documents through the UMD employment website at http://ejobs.umd.edu, positions 105560:

1) Cover Letter
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) Research Statement
4) Teaching Statement
5) References (names of four)

Inquiries may be sent to: mefacultyaffairs@umd.edu.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering (www.enme.umd.edu) hosts vibrant education and research programs and is currently ranked in the top twenty to twenty five of all mechanical engineering graduate and undergraduate programs within the United States. Department faculty members are encouraged to establish multi-disciplinary collaborations with colleagues and leverage a broad spectrum of shared research facilities. The University of Maryland has strong research ties with many government agencies, institutes, research laboratories, and other organizations located in the greater D.C. area.

Posting Date: 09/10/2021

Open Until Filled Yes

Best Consideration Date 10/15/2021

Diversity Statement:
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research (examples: research statement, research programs)
  4. Teaching (examples: teaching philosophy, student evaluations)
  5. List of References (no emails sent from system)
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