Assistant/Associate Professor (Mechanical Engineering)
United States Naval Academy
Location: Annapolis, Maryland
Higher Education Institution
Internal Number: MECH-22-23-1
The Mechanical Engineering Department invites applications for one or more tenure-track positions with an anticipated start as early as summer 2023. Preference will be given for candidates at the rank of Assistant Professor, but exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor level may be considered. Candidates with expertise in areas of mechanical or nuclear engineering are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have a solid commitment to undergraduate teaching and to producing high-quality peer-reviewed research.
The Mechanical Engineering Department is committed to both the principles and the daily practice of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are a team of civilian and military educators dedicated to the Naval Academy mission of developing leaders to serve the nation. We must be role models and mentors for midshipmen who themselves constitute a diverse student body drawn from every congressional district and US territory. Our commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service is best accomplished when diverse voices are welcomed, supported, and inspired to share their experiences and perspectives. Critical to that success is enhancing our diversity and inclusiveness in all ways, and we seek a colleague eager to champion these principles.
The Mechanical Engineering Department offers ABET accredited degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, and General Engineering. Our faculty consists of approximately 24 tenured or tenure track civilian professors with doctorates who balance teaching excellence with internationally recognized research programs, plus 18 active duty military officers with Masters or Doctoral degrees. The department supports up to 100 students each year who major in one of our disciplines, provides core engineering classes to other majors, and teaches applied thermodynamics to all students in the Brigade of Midshipmen.
The successful applicant can expect to teach two or three classes each semester with small class sizes (typically 16-20 students). The department is collegial and highly collaborative, and numerous opportunities exist for research and summer salary support from within the institution and with nearby laboratories. Engineering at the Naval Academy operates on a model of shared laboratory spaces. We have outstanding facilities for faculty and student research including microscale heat transfer labs; low speed, transonic, and supersonic wind tunnels; hydro lab facilities including two tow tanks and a water channel; additive manufacturing capability; engine and propulsion laboratories; materials testing and SEM facilities; and a nucleonics lab with a subcritical reactor and two neutron generators.
As the undergraduate college of our country’s naval service, the Naval Academy prepares young men and women to become professional officers of competence, character, and compassion in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Naval Academy students are midshipmen on active duty in the U.S. Navy.They attend the academy for four years, graduating with bachelor of science degrees and commissions as ensigns in the Navy or second lieutenants in the Marine Corps. Naval Academy graduates serve at least five years in the Navy or Marine Corps.