University of Utah-Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

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University of Utah-Assistant, Associate or Full Professor


The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah ( invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position with research and teaching focus in the area of additive manufacturing, with an anticipated start date in Fall 2024. While all areas of additive manufacturing across all length scales will be considered, preference will be given to metal additive manufacturing; computational modeling of additive manufacturing processes; design optimization and process planning for additive manufacturing; AI and digital twin representations of additive manufacturing processes; development of sustainable materials and processes; and other new and challenging areas of additive manufacturing. Exceptional candidates will be considered at the level of associate or full professor.

Candidates must have a demonstrated track record of high-quality research as evidenced by scholarly publications and must exhibit strong potential (junior faculty) or an established record (senior faculty) of securing extramural funding. Successful candidates will be expected to actively contribute to the Department’s growing research presence in additive manufacturing and will be able to leverage a variety of additive manufacturing technologies, including a state-of-the-art powder bed fusion machine. Applicants are expected to have an earned Ph.D. or Sc.D. in Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field.

The University of Utah is a Top Tier-1 research institution that is home to more than 35,000 students, world-class faculty and researchers, a medical campus, and many start-up companies. The campus is located in the beautiful Wasatch front and provides many opportunities for outdoor recreation. The Department of Mechanical Engineering has experienced tremendous growth over the past decade, fueled by the State of Utah’s “Engineering Initiative”, and currently houses approximately 40 tenure-line faculty members, 1,300 undergraduate and 250 graduate students (140 PhD students).

Review of applications will begin on 1 December 2023. Applications must be submitted electronically at and must include a cover letter that highlights the applicant’s qualifications and fit with this search, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and plans, a statement of teaching interests, a one-page statement that describes how the candidate will contribute to fostering an inclusive research and teaching environment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (Upload as “Applicant Document-Other”), and contact information of three to five academic references.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

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Director/ Title IX Coordinator
Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)
383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

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