Oregon State University Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Design in Corvallis, Oregon

Internal Job Number: P01635UF


The School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for one full-time (1.00 FTE), tenure-track, 9-month assistant professor position in the school’s Design research area (higher ranks may be considered depending upon the qualification of the successful candidate). Applicants must hold a doctorate in a relevant field.

The successful candidate is expected to initiate new funded research, as well as expand, complement, and collaborate with existing research programs in the School and the College of Engineering and beyond. Candidates are sought primarily in the areas of the design of medical devices or the design of new materials for advanced applications, although all areas of Design will be considered. Applicants should have an expert knowledge of mechanical design methods, fundamentals, and design thinking. Preference is given to candidates who will help augment the school’s design research areas while enthusiastically seeking interdisciplinary collaborations with other research areas of excellence within MIME such as robotics and advanced manufacturing, and with college-wide collaborations in materials science and bioengineering. The OSU College of Engineering has committed to being recognized as a national model of inclusivity and collaboration as evidenced by, among other features, a community of faculty, students, and staff that is increasingly more inclusive, collaborative, diverse, and centered on student success. As such, we seek applicants who will broaden our capacity to advance student success across individual identities, racial/ethnic categories and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Other faculty collaboration opportunities include, but are not limited to, ONAMI (Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute), Oregon BEST (Built Environment & Sustainable Technologies Center), NNMREC (Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center), ATAMI (Advanced Technologies and Manufacturing Institute), OMI (Oregon Metals Initiative) and others, as well as newly established programs such as Bioengineering, Robotics, Resilience, and Humanitarian Engineering.

Position responsibilities include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and developing a sustainable, externally-funded and nationally recognized research program on issues surrounding industrial, energy systems, manufacturing, materials science and mechanical engineering. A PhD in Mechanical, Industrial, Manufacturing or Systems Engineering or related area is required. Postdoctoral and/or industry experience in a related field, is preferred. Other duties and required qualifications are listed in the position description. To be assured full consideration, applications should be received by November 30, 2017, with a letter of interest; vita; two-page statement of research interests; one-page statement of teaching interests; one-page statement outlining how your experience, education, and/or training will help us build a more inclusive, collaborative, and diverse community; and names and contact information for four references.

OSU is located in Corvallis, OR with approximately 26,000 students enrolled. The College of Engineering is the largest college with approximately 9,000 students. Within the School of MIME, there are over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students across the industrial, energy systems, manufacturing and mechanical engineering, robotics, and materials science programs. OSU is situated on a beautiful 400-acre campus. Corvallis is a community of 55,000 people in the Willamette Valley between Portland and Eugene, and is an idyllic college town. It has been rated one of America’s most livable small cities for its classic structures, tree-lined streets, and Willamette River frontage. Corvallis has been recognized as one of the best college towns, one of the top ten places to live, and as having the highest Peace Corps volunteers per capita, the most green buildings per capita, and was ranked #1 in patents per capita. Located about 90 miles south of Portland, a major urban area with an international airport and thriving industry, and about 40 miles from the state capitol in Salem, Corvallis sits in the middle of Oregon’s finest recreational and scenic areas: ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, and the rugged Cascade and Coast mountain ranges are all within a short driving distance.

Minimum Qualifications (Staff) / Guidelines (Faculty):

Typically requires PhD or terminal degree (Masters for some Extension positions and MLS for Library positions), demonstrated ability to teach in a classroom Extension, or other setting, and develop a research program in the academic discipline/unit.

Requirements :

Minimum/Required Qualifications for All Levels: • Applicants must have earned a PhD in Mechanical, Industrial, Manufacturing or Systems Engineering or related area prior to position start date. • Applicants must have demonstrated ability or significant potential for excellent teaching, leading and collaborating in innovative research, and attracting the necessary funding to sustain a vigorous research program are required. • Applicants must have proven oral and written communication skills. • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.

Minimum/Required Qualifications for Associate Level: • Applicants must have a record of achievement in innovative research programs and publication activity. • Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to establish effective university/industry/government laboratory relationships. • Applicants must have developed and taught high quality undergraduate and graduate courses that focus on the multi-disciplinary nature of mechanical engineering.

Minimum/Required Qualifications for Full Level: • Applicants must have a record of national or international recognition and collaboration. • Applicants must have a record of service to the profession through organizing or governing committees of appropriate professional societies.

Additional Salary Information: $84,000-$104,000