Mechanical Engineering

Multiple Faculty Positions in Mechanical Engineering

Cleveland State University

​​​​​​​Multiple Faculty Positions in Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Cleveland State University has three openings for tenure-track faculty members and one Visiting Professor position to start in August 2021. Two of the tenuretrack positions are available at the Assistant Professor level with research specializations involving smart and sustainable manufacturing (TTM) and/or renewable energy (TTE). The third tenure-track position is available at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank and reserved for candidates bringing NSF or NIH funding in the above areas and/or human-machine systems (TTH). Although we expect candidates to have research concentrations as noted above, we will consider applicants who demonstrate a track record of convergent research combining mechatronics, robotics, or control systems with manufacturing, renewable energy, or human-machine systems.

The visiting position (VP) is for one year, renewable for up to two additional years. The selected candidate will be required to teach courses in the broader areas of mechanical engineering, with special needs in solid mechanics, design, and thermal/fluids science. Candidates for the VP position must hold an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and an earned Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely-related discipline with a degree conferred on or before July 1, 2021. Successful candidates will possess excellent communication skills, the potential for industry collaboration, and an ability to contribute through teaching and/or service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the academic community.

TT candidates are expected to continue or develop an externally-funded research program and teach courses to meet the needs of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. They must hold an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and an earned doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely-related discipline with a degree conferred on or before July 1, 2021. Successful candidates will demonstrate the potential for teaching excellence and the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity in their research areas.

Applicants must submit:

  1. a cover letter indicating their intended application code (TTM, TTH, TTE, or VP) and their qualifications
  2. curriculum vitae (including names and email addresses of at least three professional references)
  3. teaching statement
  4. research statement (for TT positions)
  5. diversity statement (in “other documents”) through the Human Resources website:

Cleveland State University is an urban campus serving a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body. Diversity is extremely important to CSU. Applicants need to explain their experience serving diverse students and how they will make a positive contribution to CSU’s diverse community. The applicant will be asked to provide email addresses for three referees who will upload letters of recommendation upon our request.

Diversity is extremely important to CSU. The successful candidate will be able to make a positive contribution to the CSU community in this respect.

Applications received by February 28, 2021, will be given full consideration. Applications received after this date will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. The successful candidate is required to submit an official transcript before their contract can be prepared.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience and competitive with market rates. Hire is contingent upon the maintenance of existing levels of funding from the State of Ohio. An offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of credentials (including evidence of a Ph.D.) by July 1, 2021, and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check. Questions should be directed to search committee chair Dr. Hanz Richter (

Cleveland State University is a state-assisted metropolitan university in the city of Cleveland with approximately 17,000 students. The university is well-known for its interdisciplinary programs, enjoying partnerships with prominent industrial corporations (Parker Hannifin, Rockwell Automation, Swagelok, etc.) and the NASA Glenn Research Center. The Mechanical Engineering Department provides a rigorous education in the principles of mechanical engineering, supplemented by practical hands-on experience and communication skills to transform students into well-rounded and competent, ready-to-go engineers. The department offers doctoral, master’s, and ABET-accredited bachelor’s degrees, with currently 450 undergraduate students and 75 graduate students. Current areas of research include manufacturing, wind energy, turbomachinery, human-machine systems, rehabilitation engineering, and control systems. Additional information about the department is available at

It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.