Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Materials Engineering

University of Denver
Colorado, Denver, USA

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Faculty Jobs
Engineering & Mathematics, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Other Engineering Faculty Jobs
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Position Summary

The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) at the University of Denver (DU) is building an academically and culturally diverse faculty and staff with a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position. While applications in all areas related to Mechanical and Materials Engineering will be considered, candidates with proven expertise in one or more of the following subfields are strongly encouraged to apply: biomedical devices, computational fluid dynamics, biomaterials, tissue engineering, surgical robotics, robotic manipulation, additive manufacturing, materials, wearable technology, rehabilitation, artificial intelligence, and data science. The potential start date of September 1, 2022 is anticipated for this hire, and the position features a competitive start-up package.

We seek exceptional teacher-scholars committed to developing or enhancing a robust research portfolio; delivering innovative, hands-on learning experiences; and authentically supporting our DEI mission. Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, or a closely related field at the time of employment. We value highly multi-disciplinary collaborations and encourage research partnerships with existing faculty within the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science (RSECS), the Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging (KIHA), as well as across campus (e.g., psychology, business, education, and law). KIHA is an interdisciplinary research hub for basic science and clinical research related to aging, with active projects in aging and age-related conditions, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD or terminal degree in Mechanical Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, or a closely related field.

Application Deadline
The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $100,000-$106,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. A cover letter detailing your qualifications, your interest in the position and potential synergies with DU faculty
  2. A current CV
  3. A statement describing the applicants experience in enhancing DEI through research, teaching, or service, and vision for promoting a more inclusive experience at DU (1-2 pages)
  4. A statement on research detailing short- and long-term goals, multidisciplinary collaborations and/or plans (3-5 pages)
  5. A statement on teaching describing ways you would contribute to our undergraduate and graduate academic programs in the MME Department (2-3 pages)
  6. Names and contact information for 3 professional references

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check


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