Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering - Bioprocessing (F23)

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The review of applications will start on October 17, 2022, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position, starting August 28, 2023. 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 successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of bioprocessing, and other areas such as molecular and cellular biology or nanobiosystems, 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 1,000 students and offers a full range of educational programs, from undergraduate to Ph.D. levels, in the areas of mechanical, bio-, automotive, and materials engineering. A new 123,000 square foot state-of-the-art laboratory building opened by the College of Engineering and Computer Science in 2021 and other facilities offer excellent opportunities for research and teaching. The Department has 26 full-time faculty members and expects a period of dynamic growth with active strategic hiring over the next several years.  The department and College of Engineering and Computer Science value a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We are committed to the development of diverse and culturally intelligent faculty who thrive and contribute to a positive and inclusive environment.

Required Qualifications*

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in bio-engineering or a closely related field. Within the broad area of bioprocessing, special consideration will be given to candidates with expertise in cellular engineering, biopharmaceuticals, nanoengineering or related fields. Excellent teaching and communication skills as well as demonstrated research potential are essential.

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.

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