Mechanical Engineering Faculty Position (Tenure Track or Term)

Posted Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Mechanical Engineering Department at Virginia Military Institute, (VMI), invites applications for tenure-track or term positions in the areas of:

  1. Thermal/Fluids including experimental methods and computational modeling/CFD
  2. Mechanics/Machine Design with emphasis on Finite Element Modeling and/or Mechatronics 

The tenure-track position is at the level of an assistant professor while a two-year renewable contract will be offered for the term position. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in mechanical engineering or a closely related discipline and must have excellent teaching and communication skills. Industry experience and professional registration are preferred. The appointment begins January or August 2018.

The Mechanical Engineering program at VMI is ABET accredited and is wholly undergraduate. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate mechanical engineering courses, advise/supervise student projects and research, and enhance current departmental research areas. VMI is a public, four-year undergraduate military college for men and women (1700 students), located in the historic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. All faculty members are required to wear a military uniform. More information about VMI can be found at 

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Applicants should include in their response a detailed curriculum vita including at least three references with addresses and phone numbers, a clear statement of their teaching interests and philosophy, and a brief summary of their research interests. On-line applications accepted until the position is filled.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, VMI encourages women minorities, disabled individuals, and veterans to apply. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are also encouraged to apply.

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