Announcement Number FAC - VA - 22035
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Working Title Assistant Professor - ME
Brief Position Overview
Assistant tenure-track position with primary responsibilities teaching both
undergraduate and graduate courses focused in mechanical engineering and/or
mechanical engineering technology fields, developing a nationally-recognized,
externally-funded research program, and participating in professional/service
Faculty Tenure Track Yes
Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Position Number 4A3632
Department Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Division College of Engineering
Appointment Type Faculty
Contract Term Academic Year
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Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining
Benefits Eligible Eligible
Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications
Contract Type MUS
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Recruitment Type Open
The Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at Montana State
University invites applications for a full-time tenure track position with
primary responsibilities in teaching, research and service/outreach. The
successful candidate will become an integral part of the program. Duties will
include teaching courses in mechanical engineering, working on curriculum
development, developing a nationally recognized, externally funded research
program, and participating in professional/service activities.
We seek individuals who work professionally and effectively with diverse
individuals, possess effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication
skills and have the ability to contribute positively to the academic success
of the students and the mission of Montana State University.
Because increasing the diversity of the engineering profession is one of our
strategic priorities, women and underrepresented minorities in engineering are
particularly encouraged to apply.
Duties and Responsibilities
The new faculty member will be expected to contribute to excellence in both
undergraduate and graduate teaching in the Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Department, develop a nationally-recognized externally-funded scholarly
program in an appropriate focus area, produce scholarly works and collaborate
with MSU's research centers and regional partners. Other responsibilities
include advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students,
participating in accreditation activities and committee assignments, and
providing service to the University, State, and profession.
We hope to attract applicants who can teach in a diverse University community
and have demonstrated ability in helping students from diverse backgrounds
Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
1. PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, or closely
related field by start date.
2. Record of quality peer-reviewed or other scholarly publications.
3. Excellent potential for effective undergraduate and graduate teaching in
4. Excellent potential for developing a nationally-recognized, externally-
funded scholarly program in an appropriate focus area.
5. Excellent potential to engage diverse students and colleagues within and
outside the department.
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
1. Academic/professional experience.
2. Research program that complements and expands current M&IE Department
research programs and directions. All outstanding candidates in the general
area of Mechanical Engineering will be considered, but preference will be
given to applicants working in the areas of thermal and fluid sciences, which
include but are not limited to energy systems, heat transfer, computational
fluid dynamics, thermal and fluid transport processes, turbo machinery and
steam generators, optical diagnostic techniques, fuels development,
characterization and modeling, combustion modeling, renewable energy, energy
storage, energy conversion, electronics thermal management and HVAC.
3. Demonstrated ability to work with and engage diverse students and
colleagues within and outside the M&IE programs.
4. Promote the advancement of diversity.
The Successful Candidate Will
The Successful Candidate will have:
Broad understanding of the topics found in mechanical engineering.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
The ability to mentor and inspire a diverse student body.
The ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with
colleagues, students, and the engineering industry.
The potential to provide leadership and to assume responsibility for
organizational and program activities.
Have an appreciation of diverse constituencies and add intellectual
diversity to the department.
Dedication to supporting and enhancing Montana State University's
initiative for diversity, equity and inclusiveness.
Position Special Requirements/Additional Information
This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of
duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the
job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University's rights to
assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Work is predominately performed in an office, classroom, and laboratory
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The
requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or
The M&IE Department offers ABET accredited BS degrees in Mechanical
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology and Industrial & Management
Systems Engineering. A degree in Financial Engineering is also available.
Graduate offerings include MS degrees in Industrial & Management Engineering
and Mechanical Engineering, a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, and a
Ph.D. degree in Engineering with options in Applied Mechanics, and Industrial
and Management Systems Engineering. The Department is strong in both
traditional and emerging areas of each discipline, with substantial laboratory
facilities supporting instructional and research missions. Available to M&IE
Department faculty are collaborations with MSU's Energy Research Institute,
Center for Biofilm Engineering, Imaging and Chemical Analysis Laboratory,
Magnetic Resonance Lab, Subzero Science and Engineering Research Facility,
Montana Microfabrication Facility, Western Transportation Institute, Wind
Application Center, Montana Manufacturing Extension Center, Thermal Biology
Institute, and the Neuromuscular Biomechanics Laboratory.
The Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering comprises five academic departments
– Chemical & Biological Engineering, Civil Engineering, Gianforte School of
Computing, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical & Industrial
Engineering, and is home to Army and Air Force ROTC Units. The College enrolls
approximately 3,700 students with more than 200 studying in graduate degree
programs. Doctoral degree programs include Ph.D. degrees in Chemical
Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Materials Science.
Further, the college offers a Ph.D. in Engineering with options in Applied
Mechanics, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial and
Management Systems Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.
With a wide array of research programs in progress, MSU engineering faculty
and students have garnered an impressive number of awards. In recent years,
MSU engineering students have been recognized with a number of prestigious
awards, including Rhodes Scholarships, a Marshall Fellowship, a Gates-
Cambridge Fellowship, as well as Goldwater scholarships and NSF Graduate
Research Fellowships. The Norm Asbjornson Hall (NAH) was completed in Fall
2018 and this innovative facility has transformed engineering education and
scholarly activity at MSU.
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date August 16, 2022
Position End Date (if temporary)
Applications will be:
Screening of applications will begin on Jan 10, 2022 ; however,
applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has
Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to
continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally
diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life
integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of
Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning
environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not
discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational
programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the
basis of an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, creed,
service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law),
veteran's status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status,
pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender
identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the
University's mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified
minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly
Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may
interfere with an applicant's ability to compete in the hiring process or an
employee's ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an
accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana
State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; firstname.lastname@example.org
In compliance with the Montana Veteran's Employment Preference Act, MSU
provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain
eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran's preference please complete
the veteran's preference information located in the Demographics section of
MSU's Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be
located on the MSU Website:
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