General Summary of Position:
The Francis College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is searching for outstanding candidates for one full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Mechanical Engineering. For this tenure-track position, we seek candidates with expertise in topics that complement existing departmental strengths including but not limited to: (a) structural health monitoring, (b) modeling and analysis of dynamic systems; (c) thermofluids and energy systems; (d) aerospace engineering; (e) robotics; or (f) other advanced topics relevant to mechanical engineering. A higher priority will be placed on the originality and potential impact of the candidate’s work rather than on their area of specialization. The appointment is scheduled to begin September 2024.
The new faculty will have opportunities to collaborate in research and teaching with faculty across our six engineering departments. We value excellence and innovation in curriculum design and courses that promote experiential learning and professional skills for our students.
The Francis College of Engineering includes 120 faculty members, 30% of whom are women, and has just under 3,000 undergraduate and over 1,000 graduate students. The University serves the multicultural population of the Commonwealth and has been nationally recognized for its commitment to diversity by the American Society for Engineering Education and is also a Minority Serving Institution (MSI). UMass Lowell is a Carnegie Doctoral High Research (RU/H) university ranked in the top tier of US News' National Universities. The College has bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in all departments.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell campus is situated on the banks of the Merrimack River, a beautiful and culturally diverse area, and birthplace of America’s industrial revolution. Cotton mills in Lowell, the only city to be awarded national park status by the U.S. National Park Service, opened in 1814 and the city has been a hub of invention and innovation ever since. UML continues that legacy of innovation throughout the campus. Its location 30 miles northwest of Boston offers unsurpassed enrichment of every type, including fine arts, dining, historical sites, and of course, sports! Just north of Lowell, the grandeur of New Hampshire’s White Mountains unfolds not far from the storied ski lodges of Vermont.
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
- Applicants must have earned a doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline by the start of the appointment.
- Demonstrated excellence in research and scholarship
- Record of successful teaching experience at the college level
- Postdoctoral research and previous experience working with industry
- Commitment to develop and sustain a robust, externally funded research program
- Dedication to teach undergraduate and graduate levels in Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
- The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
- Candidates with experience in engineering education and design of effective and inclusive pedagogical approaches will be given strong consideration
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as in curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive and nurturing environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to this goal and encourage candidates to apply and to identify their strengths in these areas. All applicants must submit a diversity statement (see below).
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applications received by December 22, 2023, will be considered in the first review of candidates. However, later applications may be considered for this position. The search will close after an adequate number of qualified applications is received.
Please include the following required documents with your application:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter
- Research Statement
- Teaching Statement/Philosophy
- Publications in peer-reviewed journals (three significant, relevant publications). Please upload publications as a single file.
- Diversity Statement: In this statement, please describe how you can support UMass Lowell’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging. Describe how your teaching, service, research, and/or leadership (as applicable) has supported the success of students and/or colleagues, and/or describe the impact others have had on you as relating to DEI and your plans for supporting DEI.
- Names and contact information of three professional references will be required during the application process.