Date Posted: Feb 20, 2019
An earned doctorate degree from an accredited university by June 1st 2019 in Mechanical, Materials Science, Aerospace, Chemical, or Petroleum engineering.
Solid background in materials and processing with emphasis on additive manufacturing, thermoplastic polymers and/or FRP composites.
Highly motivated team player, passionate about teaching, fluent in English with good writing skills.
Experience with a variety of laboratory tools such as Intron testing machine, DSC, TGA, etc. used in the Materials Science field.
About the Job
Applications are invited for a McKnight postdoctoral associate (job code 9546) in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering (SCSE) at the University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD). The position may be renewed for up to two years based on performance and availability of funding. This is a 12-month teaching and research position beginning July 1, 2019 with teaching duties (2 courses annually) in the Advanced Material Science (AMS) Master’s program. The remainder of the time will be engaged in research in the areas of, and not limited to, additive manufacturing, lignin based polymers and Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composites. Master of Science in AMS is a new graduate program at UMD directed towards students in science and engineering looking for careers in industry. The curriculum differs from traditional Master’s program with a dedicated first year ‘core’ curriculum that covers the life cycle of different materials (metals, ceramics, polymers and composite materials) in modules. The core program will be taught in an interdisciplinary fashion using translational and project-based learning methods with an emphasis on interactional expertise and real world connection. The deadline for priority consideration is March 20, 2019. Review of complete applications will start March 20, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.
Teaching (50%): Teach two courses annually in the Advanced Material Science Program. Develop course content as needed. Collaborate with other interdisciplinary faculty members teaching the core program
Research (50%): Participate in the on-going research projects on additive manufacturing, lignin based polymers and FRP Composites. Co-author and present research papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Co-author grant proposals to internal and external agencies. Participate in collaborative meetings with experts from Natural Resources Research Institute and faculty members from Industrial & Chemical Engineering Departments. Supervise undergraduate and Master’s students. Develop Standard Operating Procedures and safety protocols as needed.
About the Department
The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) has undergraduate programs in Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Industrial Engineering (IE) which are both ABET-accredited and the department also offers two graduate degree programs: the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and the Master of Environmental Health and Safety. Our students are talented and engaged, both inside and outside of the classroom, and have an impressive track record in regional and national design competitions such as the United States Air Force Research Laboratories design challenge, the SAE Clean Snowmobile challenge, and high-powered rocketry competitions (e.g., the 2018 Spaceport America Cup).
How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online. To apply, go to https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs and search for job ID 328819. First, submit the application with cover letter and CV/resume in pdf format. Then, return to the “My Job Applications” page to attach the additional documents, also in pdf format. Complete applications include the online application, cover letter, and resume/CV, plus additional documents as follows: (1) contact information for 3 current professional references and (2) teaching/research philosophy. Even if you provide this information within the application, you must also attach the requested additional documents.
Completed online applications will be reviewed beginning March 20, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Please send any inquiries to Tracy Shaw at 218-726-6161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact a University of Minnesota Access Consultant at 612-624-3316.