Professor (Faculty Rank)
Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering
College of Engineering
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
The Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites application for multiple faculty positions at all ranks. Candidates are sought in all technical subdisciplines of mechanical science and engineering including design, thermosciences, solid and fluid mechanics, and dynamics and control, with particular interest in the broad application areas of mechanics of materials, robotics, and cyber-physical systems. Ideal candidates include those who demonstrate evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service endeavors.
The department has top-ranked graduate and undergraduate programs in mechanical engineering, engineering mechanics, and theoretical and applied mechanics. Our faculty and students have access to premier interdisciplinary opportunities, supported by extensive state-of-the-art facilities housed on campus. These facilities include the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, the Beckman Institute, the Coordinated Science Laboratory, the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, the Carver Biotechnology Laboratory and the Institute for Genomic Biology. Information about the department can be found at mechanical.illinois.edu.
Qualified senior candidates will also be considered for named appointments as part of the Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative, supported by a $100-million gift from the Grainger Foundation. More information regarding this unique opportunity can be found at graingerinitiative.engineering.illinois.edu.
A doctoral degree is required, all opportunities are full-time, tenure or tenure-track, 9-month appointments paid over 12 months, with salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications received by November 15, 2018, will receive full consideration. Early applications are strongly encouraged. Interviews may take place before the given date; applications received after November 15, 2018 may be considered until positions are filled. The expected start date of a position offered/accepted through this search is August 16, 2019, but other start dates will be considered.
Applicants should create a candidate profile at jobs.illinois.edu . Complete applications include cover letter, statement of teaching and research interests, statement on commitment to diversity, curriculum vitae, as well as the names and contact information of four references all in a single .pdf file. The statement on diversity should address past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service. All requested information must be submitted for an application to be considered. For further information regarding application procedures, please address questions to: mechse- firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Illinois has an active and successful dual-career partner placement program with strong commitment to work-life balance and family-friendly programs for faculty (provost.illinois.edu/worklife/index.html).
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu