Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering: Computational Fluid Dynamics

$85,000 - $93,916 yearly
  • Portland State University, Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department
  • Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Oct 11, 2021
Full time Engineering & Applied Sciences

Job Description


The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) at Portland State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor position.  Exceptional candidates will also be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor. The anticipated start date for this position is September 16, 2022, but earlier or later dates can be negotiated.

We are seeking applicants with expertise in Computational Fluid Dynamics who will enhance or complement our existing areas of research expertise (, and/or whose work is aligned with the strategic vision of the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science (MCECS) (  Current areas of MME faculty research include: wind and solar energy, indoor air quality and sustainable buildings, multi-phase flow, turbulent flows, micro and capillary fluidics, robotics, machine learning, controls, nanomaterials and nanomaterial fabrication, material fatigue, 3-D bioprinting, and electronics packaging.

The MME Department ( currently has 12 faculty members (11 tenure track), including 1 NSF CAREER Award recipient and 1 PECASE recipient. The Department offers four degree programs and one graduate certificate: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME), Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering (MSMSE), Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME), Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, and a Graduate Certificate in Semiconductor Materials and Manufacturing. All degree programs are accredited, the BSME program through ABET and the graduate programs through NWCCU. 

The MME Department is committed to educate, inspire, prepare, and mentor students to excel as professionals and to grow throughout their careers in science and engineering. The Department nurtures a professional, collaborative, and supportive learning environment that encourages initiative, innovation, and willingness to change; promotes scholarship and teaching excellence; and sustains a vital, state-of-the-art research enterprise for students and faculty to create, interpret, apply and disseminate knowledge.

Portland State University is a public university located in the heart of one of the most vibrant cities in the U.S. The University is known nationally for its innovation, community engagement, and sustainability initiatives. Its urban setting and unique relationship with the city, regional agencies, and local high-tech companies provide a living laboratory for urban research, and industry and government collaboration.

Portland State University and MCECS have a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity, equity, inclusion and multiculturalism, and provide a welcoming atmosphere with unique professional opportunities for leaders from underrepresented groups. Portland State University is not only Portland’s public research university, it is also Oregon’s most diverse, innovative and affordable research university.

 Job Duties/Responsibilities:

The successful applicant will maintain scholarly and funded research activities; teach undergraduate and graduate classes; advise students; and provide service to the university, professional communities, and the public.


Preferred and Required Qualifications


A minimum of a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering or another relevant field is required. Candidates with an ABD will be considered, though the Ph.D. must be completed by the employment start date. 


Application Details

To Apply:

Please visit  for detailed information and instructions on applying. 


Applicants must provide:

(1) a cover letter addressing how the applicant will contribute to the research portfolio and the strategic vision of the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department and the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science
(2) a curriculum vitae
(3) a statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy
(4) a statement of research interests and plans for developing a successful research program
(5) a statement of philosophy and experience related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
(6) contact information for three professional references


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Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.


Portland State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.





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Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.