Careers in Mechanical Engineering

Open positions

1. Assistant Professor of Instruction

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The Mechanical Engineering Department at Northwestern University invites applications for a full time non-tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Instruction. Under special circumstances a more senior (Associate or Full Professor) appointment may be considered dependent on qualifications. Applicants should have an earned doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field and have experimental or prototyping experience.

The ideal candidate will be able to teach a wide variety of courses including systems dynamics (mechanical and electrical systems), capstone design course sequence, manufacturing, and aerospace engineering (e.g. propulsion) courses. Students will be primarily undergraduate and graduate students in Mechanical Engineering. Candidates should exhibit a strong record in a broad range of Mechanical Engineering courses and leadership in design projects. The successful candidate will also demonstrate an ability and enthusiasm to lead student teams.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2021.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  

Candidates should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement: (a 1-2 page statement demonstrating the skills needed for this job, and detailing the teaching style and philosophy), diversity statement (a 1 page statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to enhancing diversity, equity, and/or inclusion through teaching and/or service), and the names and contact information for three to five references. Optional documents include a course description (a 1-2 page statement describing a course of your own design), and a design portfolio (a link to an online portfolio of your design work).

2. Jan and Marcia Achenbach Professor

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The Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering Science and Applied Mathematics at Northwestern University invite applications for the newly established Jan and Marcia Achenbach Professorship (full professor), with particular focus on candidates who are world leaders in mechanics.

Candidates are expected to build a world-class research program, and to demonstrate a commitment to teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs in the McCormick School of Engineering.  Northwestern University encourages cross-departmental collaborations and offers flexible faculty appointments through joint and courtesy appointments.

Outstanding applicants will be considered in the research areas related to theoretical and applied mechanics, and to strengthen the strategic areas of these three departments and the interdisciplinary graduate program in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (TAM).

To ensure timely consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2021.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  

Candidates should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching, statement on diversity (addressing potential contributions to enhancing diversity, equity, and/or inclusion), and the names and contact information for three to five references.

 

Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.  It is the policy of Northwestern University not to discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status or other protected group status.

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