oregon state school of mechanical industrial and manufacturing engineering

Faculty Openings

The School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (MIME) at Oregon State University will conduct searches for two outstanding tenured/tenure-track hires. These will be in the areas of Design and Robotics with position start dates in Fall 2018.

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

A 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. 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 COE and MIME such as robotics and human systems.


The School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering (MIME) at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time 1.0 FTE, 9-month, non-tenure track position of Instructor in MIME in the area of design, effective Fall 2018. Reappointment is at the discretion of the School Head and Dean.

The position is Instructor of MIME Capstone Design. MIME Capstone Design, a two-term course sequence for MIME engineering students, is the culminating experience in these students’ undergraduate programs and plays a pivotal role in affecting their developmental shift from college student to engineering professional. MIME Capstone Design therefore focuses on refining graduating seniors’ competencies in technical ability, project management, and communication, in the context of completing a real-world design project.

The instructor delivers ME and IE general sections of MIME Capstone Design to satisfy all course and Writing Intensive Course (WIC) Student Learning Outcomes. The position focus is on developing students’ technical competencies in product and process design development, implementation, and testing. The instructor also supports refining students’ abilities to communicate project-related information clearly, completely, and precisely in both written documents and oral presentations.

Staff Openings

Outreach & Industry Relations Coordinator  Apply

The School of Mechanical, Indisutral and Manufacturing Engineering is seeking an Outreach and Industry Relations Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the School Head.

The purpose of the Outreach and Industry Relations Coordinator (OIRC) is to help the school develop and maintain strong communications with industry as a part of an overall advancement model in support of the school’s mission. The position will be 1.0 FTE, 12-month fixed term. The individual in this OIRC position will perform a variety of duties within the School with a focus on three main areas: (1) Meaningful Engagement; (2) Industry Relationships; and (3) School Promotion.

The successful candidate will work closely with the School Head. The work performed in this position is highly sensitive and confidential, both in verbal and written form. Ethical conduct is essential. Any breaches to this confidentiality could be detrimental to the School, faculty, students, our industry partners or others. The successful candidate will be required to make independent administrative decisions that positively impact the School. Self-motivation is essential.

About the School of MIME

We offer undergraduate degree programs in mechanical, industrial, manufacturing, and energy systems engineering and graduate programs in mechanical and industrial engineering, materials science and robotics. As leaders in the emerging interdisciplinary research areas, our faculty collectively garner more than $19 million annually in research funding, with annual individual expenditures averaging about $360,000.

The School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State is driven by two overarching and interconnected goals that, taken together, constitute our mission: 1) to educate our students as entrepreneurial, team-oriented, and profession-ready graduates in their chosen disciplines, and 2) to engage in collaborative, cutting-edge research that furthers Oregon’s prosperity, helps build a sustainable future, and enhances the lives of all members of the global community.

About Corvallis, OSU and Oregon

Oregon State is an international public research university located in Corvallis, one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation.

Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state’s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant Space Grant  and  Sun Grant designations as well.

With $441 million in external research funding in 2017, a second consecutive year of record-breaking growth, Oregon State accounts for more research funding than all of the state’s comprehensive public universities combined.

With 11 colleges , 15  Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offices , the  Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport and  OSU-Cascades  in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon’s 36 counties, a statewide economic footprint of $2.371 billion and an impact that reaches across the state and beyond. 

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About Portland

Portland, Oregon’s largest city with 2.3 million people in its greater metro area, is 80 miles north of Corvallis. Portland is an industrial hub, often called the "Silicon Forest," for the concentration of advanced manufacturing, hi-tech, and clean tech industry headquarters. Other large employment sectors in Oregon include apparel & athletic apparel; metals & machining; health, science & wellness; and emerging sectors. Driving directions and map.

About Bend and OSU–Cascades

Bend is a beautiful mountain town that boasts 300 plus days of sunshine a year, twenty-two breweries, and countless outdoor activities. In addition, it has robust and growing high technology and biotech industries and was ranked number one in this year’s Forbes Best Small Places for Business and Careers. Oregon State University’s branch campus in Bend, OR features outstanding faculty in degree programs that reflect Central Oregon’s vibrant economy and abundant natural resources. Nearly 20 undergraduate majors, 30 minors and options, and four graduate programs include computer science, energy systems engineering, kinesiology, hospitality management, and tourism and outdoor leadership. The branch campus expanded to a four-year university beginning fall 2015; its new campus opened in fall 2016. Learn more about OSU–Cascades.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion

The School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering is a community that includes and values the voices of all people. We see diversity as a strength, a competitive advantage and a moral imperative. We are committed to creating and sustaining a diverse environment that is both equitable and inclusive. We recognize the social barriers that have marginalized and excluded people and communities based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, socioeconomic background, age, disability, national origin and religion. Within the School of MIME, we have an obligation to prepare our students for a diverse world. They need the capacity to become engaged citizens and engineers in order to contribute to local and international communities. We are committed to the equity of opportunities, and strive to promote and advance diverse communities. We value and proactively seek genuine participation from these historically under-represented and underserved groups, and recognize them as an essential component of creating a welcoming and rich academic, intellectual and cultural environment for everyone. At Oregon State University, we are a community that aspires to be collaborative, inclusive and caring. We strive for equity and equal opportunity in everything we do, and seek to create a welcoming environment that enables success for people from all walks of life. OSU Diversity Resources.