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Department Head, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

Job posting number: #7077345

Posted: April 15, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.



College of Engineering
Housing the largest mandatory cooperative education program and one of the best in the country (U.S. News and World Report), CEAS has established strategic industry partnership with companies like Siemens Digital Industries Software, GE Aviation, and Procter & Gamble. One of the 14 colleges at UC, CEAS has seven departments of excellence offering 19 ABET accredited degree programs including several accelerated engineering degrees. The College offers Doctorate degrees in nine (9) programs, research focused Master of Science degrees in 10 programs, workforce-focused Master of Engineering degrees in 13 programs.



To learn more about our renowned College and the history of the Co-op, visit http://ceas.uc.edu.

Job Overview
The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) at the University of Cincinnati, located in Cincinnati, Ohio invites nominations and applications for the position of Department Head.



The Department currently has 44 faculty members and an enrollment of about 1290 undergraduate and 400 graduate students. The Department presently offers fully accredited five-year B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Technology, both with a mandatory co-op program; as well as M.Eng., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Engineering. The Department has a strong history of innovative engineering education, partnering with industry to develop senior capstone experiences, and exposing students to modern simulation tools through vertical integration of problems across the curriculum via the Siemens Simulation Technology Center. The Department has research focus areas in Structural Dynamics, Advanced Manufacturing, Thermal-Fluids Science, Applied and Computational Mechanics, Nanotechnology and Materials Science & Engineering.



For more information regarding the MME Department, please see the following link:

https://ceas.uc.edu/academics/departments/mechanical-materials-engineering.html

Minimum Requirements
The applicant is expected to hold a Ph.D. in Engineering, Science, Mathematics, or a closely related discipline, or an advanced professional degree and have the credentials to hold an academic title and rank.
The applicant is expected to have demonstrated leadership in academia, industry, at a national laboratory or with a government agency; to have established external visibility in professional societies; preference will be given to applicants who have credentials commensurate with an appointment as full professor with academic tenure in Mechanical and Materials Engineering.
Application Process
Interested applicants are requested to submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter addressing qualifications and a near- and long-term vision statement for opportunities in Mechanical and Materials Engineering and the necessary steps for establishing and achieving established goals for the department based upon the above responsibilities.
Nominations, only, may be sent confidentially to Dr. Thomas Talavage at talavatm@uc.edu. Review of applications will begin April 1st, 2021 and stay open until the position is filled.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.



As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).





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