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Department Head, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

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Job Overview

The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) at the University of Cincinnati, located in Cincinnati, Ohio invites nominations and applications for the position of Department Head.


The Department currently has 44 faculty members and an enrollment of about 1290 undergraduate and 400 graduate students.  The Department presently offers fully accredited five-year B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Technology, both with a mandatory co-op program; as well as M.Eng., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Engineering. The Department has a strong history of innovative engineering education, partnering with industry to develop senior capstone experiences, and exposing students to modern simulation tools through vertical integration of problems across the curriculum via the Siemens Simulation Technology Center. The Department has research focus areas in Structural Dynamics, Advanced Manufacturing, Thermal-Fluids Science, Applied and Computational Mechanics, Nanotechnology and Materials Science & Engineering.


For more information regarding the MME Department, please see the following link: 


Minimum Requirements

  • The applicant is expected to hold a Ph.D. in Engineering, Science, Mathematics, or a closely related discipline, or an advanced professional degree and have the credentials to hold an academic title and rank.
  • The applicant is expected to have demonstrated leadership in academia, industry, at a national laboratory or with a government agency; to have established external visibility in professional societies; preference will be given to applicants who have credentials commensurate with an appointment as full professor with academic tenure in Mechanical and Materials Engineering.

Application Process

  • Interested applicants are requested to submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter addressing qualifications and a near- and long-term vision statement for opportunities in Mechanical and Materials Engineering and the necessary steps for establishing and achieving established goals for the department based upon the above responsibilities.
  • Nominations, only, may be sent confidentially to Dr. Thomas Talavage at talavatm@uc.edu. Review of applications will begin April 1st, 2021 and stay open until the position is filled.


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: 58246 


Department Head, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Date:  Oct 6, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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