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Faculty Position at JHU in Area of Mechanics and Materials

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at all levels and in all areas of mechanics and materials. Intellectual areas of great interest include the intersection of mechanics and materials with AI and machine learning, advanced manufacturing, sustainability, and resiliency; mechanics of materials in extreme and uncertain environments; applications of mechanics in soft robotics; biomechanics; and geomechanics.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in an engineering or related field and will be expected to establish an independent, multidisciplinary, and internationally recognized research program. We seek a colleague who has a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate level and who will contribute to our community by embracing excellence, diversity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from women and members of groups traditionally underrepresented in engineering.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has 26 full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty members, 23 research and teaching faculty members, 300 undergraduates, 200 graduate students, and 65 postdocs. The Whiting School of Engineering and the Johns Hopkins University actively encourages and supports interdisciplinary research through school-level research centers and cross- divisional research institutes. The Department of Mechanical Engineering in particular has strong affiliations with the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI), the Johns Hopkins Center for Additive Manufacturing and Architected Materials (JAM2), Laboratory for Computational Sensing + Robotics (LCSR), the Institute for NanoBioTechnology (INBT), and the Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES), as well as the School of Medicine and the Applied Physics Laboratory. More information about the Department can be found at and the Whiting School of Engineering at

All applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and three representative publications. Applicants for Assistant Professor appointments should also provide complete contact information for at least three references. Applications must be submitted on-line at Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021, but the Department will consider exceptional applicants at any time.

Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant. The Whiting School of Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering are committed to building a diverse educational environment.

Questions can be addressed to – please use the subject line “Faculty Search at JHU Mechanical Engineering”.

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