Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND

About $54,000 - $75,000 a year

University of North Dakota

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Position #00013573 & 00013686

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of North Dakota invites applications 9 month, tenure-track, Assistant professor beginning either January 2020 or August 2020.

The UND Mechanical Engineering program offers combined Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME)/Master of Science (with a major in Mechanical Engineering), BSME/Master of Engineering degrees, and graduate programs leading to either the Master of Science (MS) or Master of Engineering (MEngr) degrees.

Duties & Responsibilities:
The successful applicant must have a demonstrated dedication to excellence in engineering education and the potential to develop an externally-funded research program. The successful applicant will have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills. The successful applicant will have the following primary responsibilities and duties:
Instruction and research in the manufacturing and/or materials stems of mechanical engineering.
Teaching a 2/2 course load in mechanical engineering, both on-campus and at-a-distance, potentially including both classroom and laboratory settings. Initial appointment may include a reduced teaching load to initiate research activity.
Advising students in course planning and fulfilling graduation requirements.
Communicating effectively in English with students, families, faculty, staff and other professional colleagues in person and at-a-distance (phone, email, etc.)
Utilizing computer hardware and software to carry out teaching, research, and service responsibilities to the mechanical engineering department
Operating laboratory equipment and instrumentation found in mechanical engineering laboratories
Participating in department, school/university, and professional service activities
Conducting engineering scholarly activities including grant preparation and submission, mentoring of graduate student researchers, publication of results, and development of an externally funded research program; and
Engaging in research supporting 2 Grand Challenges at UND, namely (1) Promote energy security and environmental sustainability and/or (2) Drive the world-changing developments of UAS.


Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
PhD degree in mechanical engineering or a closely related field (e.g. Material Science or Industrial Engineering)
Experience in the manufacturing and/or materials stem of mechanical engineering
Successful completion of criminal history records check

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications:
Industrial experience in manufacturing, material science, or mechanical engineering
Teaching experience in manufacturing and/or material science at both the undergraduate and graduate level
Research experience in energy security and environmental sustainability and/or world-changing developments of UAS system

To Apply:
For full consideration, applications must be received by 10/1/2019 and include the following materials:
4-page statement of teaching and research interests
Names and contact information of three (3) references

Position is open until filled.

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Confidentiality of Application Materials
Note: Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement
UND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status on the form found at This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

ND Veteran’s Preference
North Dakota Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

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