Position Number: 105560
Title: Open Rank
Functional Title: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Full Professor
Category Status: 02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: ENGR-Mechanical Engineering
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship
institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from
Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation's legislative, executive, and
judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology
leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities,
embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is
simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students
abound and are virtually limitless in the nation's capital and surrounding
areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and
diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our
three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community,
the state of Maryland, and in the world.
The A. James Clark's Department of Mechanical Engineering consistently ranks
in the top 20 mechanical engineering programs in the country by US News and
World Report Rankings, in both graduate and undergraduate programs, and it
offers a collegial, supportive environment in which faculty can thrive.
The department is home to multi-disciplinary research and education centers
such as the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE), Center for
Engineering Concepts Development (CECD), Center for Environmental Energy
Engineering (CEEE), Center for Sustainability in the Built Environment
(CITY@UMD), and Center for Risk and Reliability (CRR). Department faculty
are also active in The Maryland Robotics Center (MRC) and Maryland
NanoCenter. New centers and institutes that have been established include the
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute (MEII), the Maryland Transportation
Institute (MTI), the Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices
(REFBDI), and the Quantum Technology Center (QTC). The innovation and
entrepreneurship programs on campus recently brought the University to the top
10 in Entrepreneurship Magazine.
The University is located close to NSF, NIH, and other funding agencies, and
has strong research ties with government research labs, corporations, and
start-ups. The Washington DC area has three major airports and a vibrant
culture, is reachable by metro, and has primary and secondary schools that are
among the best in the nation. The University is committed to attracting and
retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff who will enhance our
stature of preeminence in the three missions of teaching, scholarship, and
full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and the world.
Some notable facts include:
● Received the 8th largest gift in history to a public higher education
institution from A. James & Alice B Clark Foundation of $220M. This includes
funding to assist faculty and attract and fund first-year Ph.D. students.
● Faculty work with over 60 competitive teams and student societies that are
nationally ranked, such as SAE top 20 finish in Baja 2018 Competition, Solar
Decathlon 1st place in US in 2017, and 1st in American Helicopter Society
● 7 NAE members affiliated with Mechanical Engineering.
● Dedicated external relations staff to help promote faculty research, which
has been featured on covers of Science magazine, ABC, Washington Post, New
● Opened Clark Hall in January 2018 with almost 40,000 sq ft of lab space and
an innovation lab for capstone design projects and student teams.
● The Great College Park initiative is a $1B public-private investment in the
town that is the home of UMD. It is creating not only a dynamic and innovative
academic environment, but also a vibrant downtown community with restaurants,
new residential units, live music and amenities.
The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and
staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that
commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that
students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are
required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new
employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University's
vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the
start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location.
Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the
vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption
prior to the start of their employment.
Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
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 2022 or later.
Priority will be given to candidates with expertise in one or more of the
following areas: Thermal Science, Autonomy & Robotics, and Risk Analysis &
Exceptional candidates with expertise outside these areas are also welcome to
Candidates for the rank of Assistant Professor should have received or
expect to receive their Ph.D. 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.
For best consideration, applications should be submitted by October 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 https:// ejobs.umd.edu,
positions 105560 :
1) Cover Letter
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) Research Statement
4) Teaching Statement
5) References (names of four)
Inquiries may be sent to: email@example.com.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering (www. enme.umd.edu) 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.
Posting Date: 09/10/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 10/15/2021
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
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