Assistant Professor of Engineering

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Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor of Engineering
Requisition No. 0000349
Job Description Summary:

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Oakland University invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level in the broad area of vibrations, dynamics and controls. The appointment would be effective as early as August 2018.

We seek applicants with research and teaching interests related to vibrations, dynamics, vehicle dynamics, and controls. Successful candidates will be expected to develop an externally funded research program that includes fundamental and/or applied research. The candidate should be able to teach and develop courses in the areas of vibrations, dynamics and controls at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. An earned doctorate in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field is required with a recent record of, or strong potential for, external funding and successful teaching abilities in related courses. Previous industrial experience and/or teaching are desired.
The Mechanical Engineering Department has 18 full time faculty members who are dedicated to excellence in research, teaching and service. The department hosts three centers: Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, Fastening and Joining Research Institute, and the Automotive Tribology Center, all of which are active in research.

Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral research institution located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 132 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing. The university has over 20,000 students and is located at the intellectual center of the global automotive industry. The surrounding area offers many social, cultural and recreational activities.

Oakland University is a recipient of an NSF grant toward the advancement of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Minimum Qualifications:

An earned doctorate in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field is required with a recent history or strong potential for both acquiring external funding and for excelling as a teacher in courses in the areas of vibrations, dynamics and controls.

Preferred Qualifications:
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, a teaching statement, a research statement and a list of three professional references (including name and contact information). Letter writers will be contacted by the online hiring system. An application is considered complete when all required information is received.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions can be sent to the search committee chair, Professor Zissimos Mourelatos,

Pay Basis Annually
Open Date 09/01/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Category Faculty
Job Type Full-Time
EEO Statement:

Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts (unofficial)
  4. Teaching Statement
  5. Research Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Publication 1
  3. Publication 2
  4. Publication 3