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Assistant/Associate Professor - Thermal-Fluid Sciences, Tenure-Track

Closing Date: February 15, 2015


The Department of Mechanical Engineering at North Dakota State University invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions open at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with expertise in experimental thermal-fluid sciences. The positions will be available beginning in the fall of 2015. Ranked among the top 108 public and private universities in the country by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education, North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student-focused, land-grant, research university, and is an NSF ADVANCE Institution. Further information about the department, college, and university can be accessed on the web at or by contacting the department at 701-231-8671.

Minimum Qualifications

Successful applicants must have a B.S. and an earned Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or a closely related engineering discipline, and a record of accomplishment that demonstrates outstanding abilities or potential in the following skills: oral and written communication, undergraduate/graduate teaching and courses development, experimental laboratory course teaching, research and grantsmanship, publication of scholarly activities in peer reviewed journals, academic and professional advising, and work-place cooperation. Duties include developing an externally funded research program, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, student advising, and service to the university and profession.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates in fundamental and/or applied experimental thermal-fluid sciences with research experience using advanced measurement techniques in applications including but not limited to multiphase/particulate flows, complex fluids, aerodynamics, energy related areas, and biological systems. Successful candidates will have demonstrated the ability to develop and conduct independent research that augments and complements research strengths of current faculty in the department.

To Apply

Application packages should include a letter of transmittal addressing the above skills, a detailed current curriculum vita, statement of research plans, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and names and contact information for at least three references. All application materials must be submitted electronically to North Dakota State University’s Human Resource Office at For full consideration, applications should be submitted no later than February 15, 2015, but applications will be received and reviewed until the position is filled. North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or veterans status. Women and traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. This position is exempt from North Dakota Veterans Preference requirements. As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10. The search is being conducted in compliance with North Dakota Open Records laws.
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Published By: NDSU's Mechanical Engineering Department
Located At: Dolve Hall Room 111 - Fargo, North Dakota 58102
Telephone: 701-231-8671, Fax: 701-231-8913