Tenure-Track Faculty in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

The Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in mechanical engineering.  The successful applicant must hold a PhD or equivalent degree in mechanical engineering or a related field, have a record of significant contributions in research, and be prepared to teach core mechanical engineering courses as well as develop specialized elective courses. Tenure-track faculty are expected to establish and maintain an externally-funded research program, publish in peer-reviewed journals, mentor graduate students, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate in department and University service. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, service, or other experience has prepared them to contribute to our core values of equity, diversity, and inclusion. The current search is focused primarily at the Assistant Professor level, but appointment at more senior levels will be considered.

Imaging science, soft matter and biomaterials, energy and the environment, neurotechnology, and artificial intelligence are key areas of interest within the McKelvey School of Engineering. The Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science seeks candidates with research interests in these areas and/or complementary to the department’s current research foci. The School is experiencing tremendous growth with the opening of two new buildings and a projected 20% increase in faculty numbers over the next five years. The McKelvey School of Engineering provides a wide range of networking, mentoring, and development opportunities for all faculty.

Washington University in St. Louis is a private university with about 16,000 students. It is surrounded by and adjacent to museums, performance venues, vibrant entertainment and dining districts, one of the nation’s largest civic parks, and beautiful, tree-lined neighborhoods rich in history and diversity. The campuses are well served by the region’s light rail and bus service and have easy access to major interstate highways. St. Louis is consistently ranked among the nation’s most affordable and best places to live and raise families. Washington University provides comprehensive and competitive benefits for all faculty and their families.

Applicants should apply at http://apply.interfolio.com/114212. Required application materials include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans (not to exceed 3 pages), a statement of teaching interests and philosophy (not to exceed 2 pages), and the names and contact information for three references. Contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion should be described within the required application materials (i.e. cover letter, CV, teaching statement, and/or research statement). Evaluation of the applications will begin by December 1, 2022.

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those underrepresented in their academic fields. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.