The Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Iowa invites applications and nominations for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor position in the areas of engineering design, design optimization, decision making under uncertainty, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Candidates with backgrounds in other interdisciplinary and emerging application areas are also encouraged to apply. The position will be effective in Fall semester 2020. An earned doctorate in mechanical engineering or a related discipline is required.
The ME Department cultivates innovative research and leading-edge teaching methods. Faculty responsibilities include effective classroom teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanical engineering, developing curricula and laboratories, supervising M.S. and Ph.D. students, publishing journal articles, and establishing and maintaining an externally funded research program that contributes to the overall goals of the College of Engineering. Effective communication and leadership skills are vital. Teaching experience is desirable.
The University of Iowa understands the link between diversity and excellence in education. We embrace our responsibility to create a welcoming and inclusive campus culture so that all community members are able to unlock their own potential. Faculty members in the College of Engineering contribute to this mission by designing curricula, research programs, and engagement opportunities that advance understanding of diversity and emphasize the value of global citizenship. As part of the application, candidates are required to provide a commitment to diversity statement that provides their perspective on the educational challenges faced by underrepresented and disadvantaged populations and describes their past, current and planned future efforts to advance diversity and inclusion in alignment with the University of Iowa's mission and values in the areas of teaching, research mentoring and broader impacts, or other professional service. To learn more about the University of Iowa's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, visit https://diversity.uiowa.edu/ .
We are committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and diverse faculty and staff, which involves providing opportunities for employees to " Build a Career | Build a Life ." For more information about local work/life resources, including dual-career support, please see: https://worklife.uiowa.edu/ . Salary and benefits are excellent.
Applications will be reviewed starting October 1, 2019; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We enthusiastically invite applications from women and underrepresented minority groups.
Note to applicants:Candidates must submit a letter of application with a statement of research and teaching interests, a current curriculum vitae, a commitment to diversity statement, and the names and addresses of three references. An application that does not include all of these required elements will be considered incomplete. Please address all required and desirable qualifications in your application materials.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.