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The School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (MIME) at Oregon State University is pleased to announce its search for five outstanding tenure-track hires. We are conducting searches in Energy Systems EngineeringData Science and Engineering, Design, Material Science, and Robotics with position start dates of Fall 2017.

Position OSU Job Posting No. Position Summary
Energy Systems Engineering
Assistant/Associate Professor

A full time (1.0 FTE), 9 month tenure-track faculty position in the Energy Systems Engineering Program. The ABET-accredited Energy Systems Engineering (ESE) Program was added to the school in 2010. Candidates for this position have a very unique and exciting opportunity. They will be joining a relatively new program where they will have significant input on its growth and direction, they will be part of a truly interdisciplinary team, and they will be preparing students in an area of global need. This position is located at OSU-Cascades in Bend, OR.

Data Science & Engineering
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

A full-time (1.00 FTE), tenure-track, 9-month Assistant Professor position in the area of Data Science and Engineering in either the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) or the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering (MIME). The schools are especially interested in candidates whose research aligns with the College of Engineering’s strategic research areas: precision health, clean energy, resilient infrastructure, and advanced manufacturing.

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. Candidates are sought in the area of the design of medical devices or the design of new materials. Candidates 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 bio engineering.

Materials Science
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

A full-time (1.00 FTE), tenure-track, 9-month assistant, associate, or full professor position in the school’s Materials Science program. The successful candidate will conduct research and teaching in the areas of constitutive modeling, continuum mechanics, fracture and fatigue, and/or experimental characterization of mechanical behavior of materials across a range of application areas. Faculty collaboration opportunities include, but are not limited to, ONAMI (Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute), Oregon BEST (Built Environment & Sustainable Technologies Center), ATAMI (Advance Technology and Manufacturing Institute), NNMREC (Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center), and the OMI (Oregon Metals Initiative).

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

A full-time (1.00 FTE), tenure-track, 9-month assistant/associate/full professor position in the Robotics program. 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. The successful candidate will have office and laboratory space physically located with the existing Robotics group, and will have an administrative home most appropriate to their area of expertise within the College of Engineering (MIME or EECS).


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 $10 million annually in research funding, with annual individual expenditures averaging about $310,000.

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

Corvallis is one of the nation’s safest, smartest, greenest small cities, home of Oregon State University. Founded in 1868, OSU is a coeducational, public research university with Land, Sea, Sun and Space Grant designations and a Carnegie I research designation. The state of Oregon has an incredible range of natural beauty. A trip west to the Pacific Coast or east to the Cascades is about one hour by car. Driving directions and map.

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.