Assistant/Associate Professor, Educator, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

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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 will be based on experience and academic credentials.


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About the Department

The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering currently has 45 faculty members and an enrollment of about 1300 undergraduate and 270 graduate students. The Department offers ABET accredited B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering; M.S., Master of Engineering, and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and in Materials Science and Engineering. Also, the B.S. and the M. Eng degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering are offered. The Department has research focus areas in Structural Dynamics, Advanced Manufacturing, Thermal-Fluids Science, Applied and Computational Mechanics, Nanotechnology, Materials Science and Industrial & Systems Engineering. For more information regarding the Department and the Mechanical Engineering Program, please see the following link:

Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Engineering and Applied Science seeks to hire a Professor - Educator at the Assistant or Associate rank in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME). Rank and salary will be negotiated commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience.

Essential Functions

  • Teach the undergraduate engineering capstone courses in Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) and Mechanical Engineering (ME) programs.
  • Teaching undergraduate coursework such as but not limited to Numerical Methods and/or Statics & Particle Dynamics in a traditional classroom and/or laboratory setting.  
  • Participating in service related activities such as serving on the undergraduate curriculum committee and providing course assessment data for ABET. 
  • May participate in curriculum and course development, including distance learning classes and e-learning experiences. 
  • Advising undergraduate student project teams such as Formula Car and mini Baja. 

Minimum Requirements

A Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field is required prior to the effective date of the appointment.

Application Process

Interested candidates should create an Applicant Profile and submit an online application.  Please upload:

  • Current CV/Resume
  • Cover letter summarizing teaching interest.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Diversity statement
  • Names and contact information for at least three references.
  • Please use the ‘Additional Documents’ option as needed for these documents.


Further documentation, including letters of recommendation, 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 dependent 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.


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).


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


REQ: 94197 


Assistant/Associate Professor, Educator, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Date:  Feb 11, 2024

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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