Assistant or Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering (tenure-track)

Posted Tuesday, November 3, 2020

The Mechanical Engineering Department at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) invites applications for a faculty position in the general area of Thermal/Fluid Systems. This position is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level commensurate with experience and accomplishments.

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in mechanical engineering, or a related discipline, and must have excellent teaching and communication skills. Industry experience, especially in the area of thermal/fluid system design, and professional registration are preferred.

The appointment begins August 1, 2021.

The Mechanical Engineering program is ABET accredited and is wholly undergraduate. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate engineering courses such as thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, HVAC, and thermal system design courses, as well as advise/supervise student projects and research, help develop innovative laboratory facilities for teaching, 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. However, prior military service is not required. More information about VMI can be found at 

Please apply on-line at: Assistant or Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Tenure-track) Job Application

Applicants should provide a detailed curriculum vita that contains 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 with the application.

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.  VMI will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with documented disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment, educational opportunities, programs and services.

Charlene Graves
Executive Secretary

Human Resources