Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, 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 Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati invites applications to fill up to two full-time tenure-track faculty positions in the Mechanical Engineering Program. 


Candidates in two broad areas in mechanical engineering will be considered: (1) Mechanics - including, but not limited to, computational mechanics, theoretical and applied mechanics, modeling of materials behaviors such as fracture, fatigue, and plasticity, biomechanics, mechanics of soft systems, and machine learning and other data-driven approaches. (2) Energy & Sustainability – including, but not limited to, renewable energy, energy-water nexus, energy conversion and storage, battery materials and processes, carbon capture, hydrogen technology, fuel cells, and sustainable manufacturing. Rank, tenure, salary, and startup funding will be commensurate with credentials.

Essential Functions

  • Teach graduate and undergraduate engineering courses specific to their specialty areas (as noted above).
  • Develop externally funded research programs.
  • Advise graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Conduct research in their specialty areas and publish research results in professional journals.
  • Participate in professional service activities such as editorial review, student career mentoring, advising of student organizations, serving on departmental, college and university committees, and performing outreach activities such as recruiting underrepresented students and holding workshops and seminars for industry.
  • Participate in curriculum and course development.

Minimum Requirements

Prior to the effective date of appointment, a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or related field is required. 

Application Process

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

  • Current CV/Resume
  • Cover letter summarizing their research and teaching interests.
  • Statement of research plans,
  • Statement of teaching experience (if applicable) and interests,
  • 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 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 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.


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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.


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

Date:  Sep 18, 2023

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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