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Assistant/Associate Professor Position

The Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Rochester invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering ( Applicants at the assistant professor level are preferred, but exceptional candidates at a senior level will also be considered. Expected starting date is July 2019.

Candidates with expertise in experimental materials science with solid mechanical engineering background, or in applied mechanics, are strongly encouraged to apply. Research areas include but are not limited to materials science topics such as synthesis, processing, characterization and design of materials, and the broad area of applied mechanics such as precision engineering, optomechanics, robotics, computational mechanics, and biomechanics. The successful candidate is expected to have a strong potential for, and commitment, to establishing an independent, extramurally funded research program; advising and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students; participating in department’s activities; and teaching innovative graduate and undergraduate courses. The Department of Mechanical Engineering is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths and experiences in this area.

The University of Rochester is a private research university located in upstate New York, a region famous for its diverse cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities. In addition to the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the university is home to the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Medicine and Dentistry, the Simon Business School, and the Eastman School of Music. The Department of Mechanical Engineering has strong ties and active research collaborations with the Materials Science Program, Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE), Institute of Optics, and University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC).

Review of applications will begin on or before November 5, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Candidates should submit the following application materials at

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Statement of research interests and plans
  • Statement of teaching interests and plans
  • Three representative publications (reprints, preprints)
  • Names and contact information for at least three references

For further information, contact Dr. Jong-Hoon Nam, Chair, ME Faculty Search Committee, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627,

The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

EOE / Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled