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 three outstanding tenured/tenure-track hires. These will be in the areas of Design, Industrial Engineering, and Robotics with position start dates in Fall 2019.

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Industrial Engineering 
Apply 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 industrial engineering area (higher ranks will be considered depending upon the qualifications 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 in the area of industrial and operations engineering, especially advanced analytical methods, and data science and engineering for improving operations in complex decision-driven environments. Preference will be given to candidates who will help augment the school’s industrial engineering research, while enthusiastically seeking interdisciplinary collaborations with other research areas of excellence within MIME, such as advanced manufacturing and design, and with college-wide collaborations in robotics, resilience, and healthcare.
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Design Apply 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). The successful candidate is expected to initiate new funded research, as well as expand, complement, and collaborate with existing research programs in the School, 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.
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Robotics This position will be posted soon.

Staff Openings

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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.