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Assistant/Tenure-Track Professor in Mechanical Engineering (multiple positions)

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Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Mechanical Engineering
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General Summary of Position:

The Francis College of Engineering is searching for outstanding candidates for two tenure-track Assistant Professors in Mechanical Engineering. The college includes 130 faculty members, 30% of whom are women, and has over 3,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. The University is located in the historic industrial city of Lowell, Massachusetts and serves the multicultural population of the Commonwealth. The College has been nationally recognized for its commitment to diversity by the American Society for Engineering Education.

UMass Lowell is a Carnegie Doctoral High Research (RU/H) university ranked in the top tier of US News' National Universities and is strategically located 30 miles northwest of Boston in the northeast Massachusetts high-tech region.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as in curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive and nurturing environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to this goal and encourage candidates to apply and to identify their strengths in these areas.

Successful applicants will have opportunities to collaborate in research and teaching with faculty across our six departments. We value excellence and innovation in curriculum design and courses that promote experiential learning and professional skills for our students.

Minimum Qualifications (Required): 

  • Applicants must have earned a doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering, or closely related discipline.

For these tenure-track positions in Mechanical Engineering (ME), we seek candidates with expertise in thermal-fluids, energy systems and applied systems engineering including but not limited to: (a) system modeling and optimization for energy resilience; integration of renewable sources into distribution networks; (b) Non-thermal plasma, multiphase, and/or reactive systems for biomedical, environmental, and/or energy applications; (c) integrated solar-thermal energy systems (e.g. thermo-photovoltaic devices, solar thermochemical conversion, concentrated solar power).

Candidates with experience in engineering education and design of effective and inclusive pedagogical approaches will be given strong consideration.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications received by May 15, 2021 will be considered in the first review of candidates.  However, later applications may be considered for these positions.  The position will close after an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  • CV   
  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Statement/Philosophy
  • Research Statement
  • Diversity Statement (Should include efforts and vision on promoting diversity, inclusion, and women and minorities in engineering).
  • Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.

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The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

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