Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Tenure System College of Engineering

Michigan State University
Michigan, US
Oct 20, 2023
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Dec 19, 2023

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Tenure System College of Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) in the College of Engineering at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for multiple tenure-system positions with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2024. Although preference will be given to hiring at the Assistant Professor level, exceptional candidates at all levels will be considered. Candidates must have an earned PhD in mechanical engineering, engineering mechanics, aerospace engineering, or a closely related field at the time of appointment.

Mechanical Engineering at MSU has strong interdisciplinary research and educational programs. The Department has approximately 40 tenure system faculty, 200 graduate students, and 1500 undergraduate students. The faculty has vibrant ongoing research in advanced manufacturing, aerospace, combustion, control, design, dynamics, energy and sustainability, fluid dynamics, machine learning, robotics, solid mechanics, and thermal transport. The Department is actively looking for several highly motivated individuals with research interests and demonstrated background in any area related to engineering mechanics, aerospace, or mechanical engineering.

A tenure-system faculty member is expected to establish an active, sustainable, and internationally visible research program; make significant scholarly contributions to their discipline; be an effective teacher and mentor of both undergraduate and graduate students; and engage in institutional and professional service as well as public outreach. The successful candidate will also be capable of teaching mechanical engineering courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Other qualifications include strong leadership and interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, an ability to work in a collaborative research environment, and a commitment to promoting and embracing diversity. The Department and College have a strong track record of mentoring junior faculty to successfully grow their academic careers.

MSU is an R1 University and enjoys a park-like campus with outlying research facilities and natural areas. The campus is adjacent to the city of East Lansing and the capital city of Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of approximately 541,000. Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education. Michigan State University is proactive in exploring opportunities for employment for dual-career couples, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU’s dual-career support can be found at Information about WorkLife at MSU and the College of Engineering can be found at and

Interested individuals should submit an application for this position through and refer to posting #906117. Applicants must submit 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a cover letter summarizing their qualifications, 3) a vision statement for teaching, 4) a vision statement for research, 5) a vision statement for diversity, equity, and inclusion, and 6) the names and contact information for at least three professional references. Underrepresented minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin after November 27, 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis thereafter until the positions are filled. Nominations or questions are welcome by contacting the search committee chair by email at

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.