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Assistant / Associate / Full Professor, Dept of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, MSE Program

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You are invited to submit an application to be considered for a position with more than one opening. The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department. Rank and compensation may be based on experience and academic credentials.


Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country."


About the Department

The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering currently has 44 faculty members and an enrollment of about 1290 undergraduate and 400 graduate students.  The Department offers ABET accredited B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering; M.S., Master of Engineering, and Ph.D. degrees in Mateials Sccience and Engineering and in Mechancial Engineering. The Materials Science and Engineering Program currently has 7 primary and 12 secondary faculty members with an enrollment of approximately 80 graduate students. The Program has research focus areas in Structure and Properties of Metals and Alloys, Energy Materials and Nano Devices, Nanomaterials, Polymers and Soft Matter, and Materials Modeling and Computation. For more information regarding the Program, please see the following link: https://ceas.uc.edu/academics/departments/mechanical-materials-engineering/materials-science-and-engineering.html


The University of Cincinnati is a major research university in an urban and diverse community. The University’s research portfolio includes a broad range of activities spanning physical, social and life sciences, engineering, and medicine. These positions will provide an opportunity to form collaborative relationships within the college, across the university, and with regional industry.

Job Overview

The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for multiple full-time tenure-track faculty positions in the Materials Science Engineering Program. A broad and diverse spectrum of candidates is sought; women, members of underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Essential Functions

  • The successful candidates will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate engineering courses specific to their specialty areas.
  • They will also conduct research in areas of materials science and engineering such as but not limited to: advanced microscopy and characterization; surface and interfacial science; nanoscale heterostructures; hierarchically-organized materials; bio-synthetic hybrid assemblies; materials for environmental sustainability; energy storage and conversion such as solar harvesting, batteries, supercapacitors, and fuel cells; oxidation and corrosion; advanced materials processing; materials for high temperatures or extreme conditions; mechanical behavior, bio-inspired materials; or materials genomics and integrated computational modeling.
  • Other duties will include to develop externally funded research programs, advise graduate and undergraduate students, publish research results in professional journals, and participate in professional service activities such as editorial positions, student career mentoring, advising of student organizations, serving on departmental, college and university committees and performing outreach activities.
  • In addition, the successful candidate will participate in curriculum and course development.

Minimum Requirements

Prior to effective date of appointment, a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering or related field is required. 

Application Process

Interested candidates should create an Applicant Profile and upload a current CV/Resume and cover letter summarizing research and teaching interests. Under the ‘Additional Documents’ section, interested candidates should also upload a statement of research philosophy and experience (if applicable) , a statement of teaching philosophy and experience (if applicable), a diversity statement, as well as names and contact information for at least three references. Further documentation, including letters of recommendation and representative publications (if applicable), may be separately requested by the search committee at a later date.


Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependant on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.




The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 72405 


Assistant / Associate / Full Professor, Dept of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, MSE Program

Date:  Jan 8, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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