Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Mechanical Engineering

University of Missouri - Kansas City http://www.umkc.edu/

Please see the below announcement. The department will be filling
multiple positions, at least one of which will be in Biomechanics.

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Position Description: The Department of Civil and Mechanical
Engineering (CME) at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is seeking
applicants for a tenure track faculty position in Mechanical
Engineering. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to
quality undergraduate and graduate education and will be expected to
develop an externally funded research program. All areas of mechanical
engineering will be considered including applicants with expertise in
biomechanics, mechanical design, renewable energy, and thermal systems.
Applicants must demonstrate high potential for success in their area of

The CME department (http://sce.umkc.edu/cme/) offers BS
(ABET-accredited) and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and
participates in UMKC's interdisciplinary PhD program. CME currently has
9 tenured/ tenure track faculty members supported by 25 adjunct and
teaching faculty and a diverse student population of 240 undergraduate
and 80 graduate students. Department annual research expenditures
exceed $2,000,000 and include NSF Career and Major Research
Instrumentation funding. UMKC is the only ABET-accredited engineering
school in Kansas City, a city of 2 million people and a world-class
engineering hub that is home to companies such as Black and Veatch,
Cerner, Burns & McDonnell, Hallmark, Sprint Nextel, and Garmin. The CME
department has experienced tremendous growth in the last five years and
is looking for ambitious faculty to help grow and develop the
department. Many collaborative opportunities exist with UMKC's Schools
of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Biological Sciences; the
Stowers Institute for Medical Research, the Midwest Research Institute
and local Kansas City mechanical engineering firms. The University of
Missouri is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and
strongly encourages applications from women, members of ethnic
minorities, disabled individuals and veterans.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical
Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or a closely-related discipline.
Ability to receive engineering licensure is preferred.

Contact: Interested candidates should send the following to Ms. Jane
Vogl (voglj@umkc.edu), Assistant to the Dean, School of Computing and
Engineering, ATTN: MECH ENGR SEARCH, University of Missouri - Kansas
City, 5100 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110-2499:

1. A cover letter highlighting your qualifications
2. A complete curriculum vitae
3. A brief statement of research directions and objectives
4. A brief statement of teaching experience and philosophy
5. Names and contact information of three references

Application deadline: Review of applications will begin in January 2010
and continue until the position is filled.