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Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

University of Maine

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Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maine invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position with an anticipated start date of January 2023 or earlier.

This is a 50% teaching, 50% research position in mechanical engineering and requires active engagement in service to the University, the State, and the profession. The successful candidate will be expected to lead an externally-funded research program, develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses, advise and mentor students, publish and present scholarly works, participate in service activities, and demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We highly encourage and welcome applications from all genders and members of historically underrepresented groups.


  • A Ph.D. in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, ocean engineering, or a closely related field by date of hire.
  • A well-documented record of high-quality research in fluid mechanics, specifically in CFD and numerical modeling of internal and/or external flow fields.
  • Evidence of a strong potential for obtaining extramural funding and supporting graduate students.
  • Evidence of a strong potential for teaching excellence, and capability to develop and teach fluid mechanics and CFD courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Excellent communication skills and teamwork ability.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in education, research, and service.


  • Potential for collaboration in one or more areas including aerospace, mechanical, ocean, energy and biomedical engineering.
  • Experience in experimental fluid mechanics is desirable as a complement to numerical modelling expertise.
  • Industrial experience in fluid mechanics is desirable.

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