Assistant Professor- Solid Mechanics

Syracuse University

United States

October 15, 2022


Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 076575

Job Title Assistant Professor- Solid Mechanics Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours

Determined by Department Chair.

Job Type Full-time Rank Assistant Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department (MAE) at Syracuse University is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of Solid Mechanics beginning Fall 2023.

Successful candidates should have a demonstrated track record in the area of solid mechanics and will be expected to develop a research program capable of securing competitive external research funding. The department is interested in candidates who conduct fundamental research in the broad area of computational and/or experimental mechanics of materials and structures. The selected candidate will be expected to address teaching needs in the areas of solid mechanics and mechanical engineering at both undergraduate and graduate levels.


  • Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant area of Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field.
  • Job Specific Qualifications

    Preference will be given to candidates who have the potential to make significant contributions to one or more research focus areas within the department and college (https: // aerospace-engineering/research).


    Teaching, service, and research.


    Physical Requirements




    Application Instructions

    For full consideration, applicants must complete an online application at www. and attach the application file to job number 076575 . Required application materials consist of: 1) cover letter; 2) detailed resume or curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching interests; 4) a statement of research interests;(Please combine 3 and 4 as one PDF file and upload it under “Teaching philosophy” section, 5) a statement of diversity and inclusion(under “Other document”, and 6) names and contact information of three references. The initial screening of applications will begin on October 15, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For information about the department, please visit https:// eng-

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    Quick Link https: // www. Job Posting Date 08/02/2022 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Priority Consideration Job Category Faculty Message to Applicants

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Other Document
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Reference List
  • Optional Documents

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  • Women's Opportunity Center
  • Jubilee Homes
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