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Please apply through  Applicants will submit a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and the names of four references.

The review of applications will start on January 1, 2019, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Job Summary

The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position, starting September 1, 2019. Although candidates at the Assistant Professor rank are preferred, candidates with exceptional experience and qualifications may be considered for the rank of Associate Professor.

The candidate is expected to establish a sustainable 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.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) currently enrolls about 1,200 students and offers a full range of educational programs, from undergraduate to Ph.D. levels, in the areas of mechanical, bio-, and automotive engineering. A new 123,000 square feet laboratory building is currently under construction at the College of Engineering and Computer Science with planned completion in 2020. The Department has 24 full-time faculty members and expects a period of dynamic growth with active strategic hiring over the next five years.

Required Qualifications*

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in materials science, engineering or a closely-related field, with expertise in computing and algorithm development for materials modeling. While exceptional candidates from all areas of computational material science will be considered, particular attention will be given to candidates with expertise in developing robust multiscale algorithms to bridge time and length scales with a goal of designing and obtaining functional properties of complex materials including biomaterials and/or energy conversion/utilization materials. Examples of algorithms include those to scale from quantum to continuum, track microstructure evolution, include defects, interfaces and boundaries.

Additional Information

The University of Michigan-Dearborn (UM-Dearborn) is one of the three campuses of the University of Michigan. UM-Dearborn, a comprehensive university offering high quality undergraduate, graduate, professional and continuing education to residents of southeastern Michigan, and attracts more than 9,000 students. Our faculty come from respected universities and doctoral programs, are recognized for excellence in research and teaching, and are active in professional and academic service roles in their respective fields. US News and World Report recently recognized our campus as a Best Regional University.

The campus is located on 200 acres of the original Henry Ford Estate. Dearborn is centrally located within one of America's largest business regions. The geographically diverse area provides faculty with a variety of urban, suburban, and rural areas within a reasonable commute, including Detroit, Detroit suburbs, and Ann Arbor.

Background Screening

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U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.