Assistant Professor, Advanced Manufacturing

Sep 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Professor, Advanced Manufacturing

Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Position Status:

Basic Function:
The Mechanical Engineering Department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has one faculty position available in Advanced Manufacturing at the assistant professor level. The research areas of interest include: advanced materials processing, additive manufacturing, digital manufacturing, and sensor development. The candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanical, manufacturing, and/or materials engineering. Candidate is required to have a PhD or equivalent degree in mechanical engineering, materials science & engineering or a relevant discipline.

The Mechanical Engineering Department at WPI ( ) has 35 full-time faculty members and offers undergraduate degrees in mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering to 1,000 students. The department offers graduate degrees in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, materials science and engineering, and manufacturing engineering to 300 graduate students. The department's externally sponsored research expenditures averaged over the past five years has exceeded $10M a year.

WPI's reputation as a rigorous and innovative university rests on the shoulders of its faculty. A highly selective, private technological university and one of the nation's first, WPI believes that when great minds work together, great advances follow. At WPI the boundaries to multidisciplinary collaboration are low—faculty members, students, and other partners work together on the real-world projects and purposeful research that are hallmarks of the WPI experience. We are most proud of a recent No. 1 ranking for “faculty who best combine research and teaching.” (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Ed, 2016) Located one hour west of Boston, the university's campus is in Worcester, Massachusetts, a thriving 21st century college city recognized as a growing hub of scientific and technological innovation.

Applications should include curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and a list of five professional references submitted to This search will remain open until the position is filled. Questions can be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Brajendra Mishra at

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • see above

    Position Requirements

  • Candidate is required to have a PhD or equivalent degree in mechanical engineering, materials science & engineering or a relevant discipline.

    Posting Date: 09/11/2017

    Open Until Filled:

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    EEO Information:
    WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

    Criminal Background Check Statement:
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