Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering #

Rolla, MO

Missouri University of Science & Technology

Hiring Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Application Deadline

Posted until filled

Full Time/Part Time

Full-Time, Benefit Eligible (1.0 FTE)

Job Description

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri is seeking outstanding applicants for (Assistant or Associate or Full Professor) tenure-track Mechanical Engineering faculty position in the areas of robotics and controls, thermal sciences, and data sciences. Candidates demonstrating research alignment with both the departmental strengths in advanced manufacturing and Center for Advanced Manufacturing in the newly formed Kummer Institute are especially of interest. Exceptional candidates in other relevant areas of mechanical engineering not mentioned above will also be considered. The Kummer Institute ( was established through a $300 million gift that promises to transform Missouri S&T and the region by cultivating leadership and technological innovation, nurturing an entrepreneurial mindset, fostering expansion of academic-industry partnerships to address the emerging needs of industry, and creating economic growth for the region, state and nation.

Successful candidates will demonstrate commitments to (a) establishing a strong, externally funded research program, (b) high-quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, (c) service in the applicant's professional community and our institution, and (d) increasing the diversity of the student body and faculty. Applicants should have demonstrated excellence in research and evidence of potential for excellence in external funding, high-quality teaching, service, and increasing diversity. Additionally, senior candidates should have demonstrated excellence in externally funded research and high-quality teaching. Qualified candidates will possess a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field.

Missouri S&T's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is the largest department on campus. During the past five years, research expenditures of the MAE Department have doubled, with broad support across federal and industrial sponsors, Ph.D. enrollment has doubled, and four faculty have received prestigious NSF CAREER and AFOSR or ONR Young Investigator awards. Faculty in the department have access to 25 research centers on campus, including the Materials Research Center, Intelligent Systems Center, and Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies.

Interested candidates should electronically submit their application consisting of: 1) a cover letter, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) a research statement, 4) a teaching statement, 5) a diversity statement, and 6) complete contact information for at least four references to Missouri S&T's Human Resources Office at: reference position number 39653. Acceptable electronic formats are PDF and MS Word. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. For more information prior to submitting an application, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Professor Douglas A. Bristow,

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field

Demonstrated excellence in research and evidence of potential for excellence in external funding, high-quality teaching, service, and increasing diversity

Preferred Qualifications

Senior candidates should have demonstrated excellence in externally funded research and high-quality teaching.

Missouri S&T's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the campus, and the greater University of Missouri System are deeply committed to inclusion and valuing diversity. Missouri S&T has undertaken a number of initiatives to improve campus life and the work/life balance of its faculty and staff (see Missouri S&T seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples. (Dual Career Partner Assistance Program).

Missouri S&T is a leading research university founded in 1870 and one of the first technological universities west of the Mississippi. Located about 100 miles west of St. Louis in the multicultural community of Rolla, Missouri S&T is an accessible, safe, friendly and vibrant campus surrounded by Ozarks' beautiful scenery. Missouri S&T has nearly 9000 students enrolled on campus and online and offers 20 Ph.D. programs in the sciences and engineering.


The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.

Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.

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Posted: 06/24/2022