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Position Announcement

(January 2021)


Open Rank Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Full Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

University of Maryland, College Park


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 2021 or later.


Priority will be given to candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: Robotics, Thermal Sciences, and Quantum Systems.


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


Qualifications: Candidates for the rank of Assistant Professor should have received or expect to receive their PhD 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 March 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, position 123877:


1) Cover Letter

2) Curriculum Vitae

3) Research Statement

4) Teaching Statement

5) References (names of four)


Inquiries may be sent to:


The Department of Mechanical Engineering ( 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.


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.