Assistant/Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Mechanical Engineering (10000925)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

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Position Description

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Mississippi invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the fields of automotive and e-mobility engineering with an emphasis on thermal, fluid, and energy sciences. The anticipated starting date is August 21, 2024, or thereafter. Exceptional candidates may also be considered for appointment as Associate Professor, recognizing their exceptional scholarship, educational impact, and recognition within the research community.


We are seeking an outstanding scholar with a clear vision and a strategic plan to establish fundamental and highly competitive research programs related to automotive and e-mobility areas of research such as thermal management of powertrains and batteries, hydrogen or other advanced propulsion and combustion systems, and sustainable and renewable energy solutions. While we welcome applicants with expertise spanning all areas of thermal, fluid, and energy sciences with a focus on automotive and e-mobility engineering, we have a particular interest in candidates with computational backgrounds.

Position Details

Appointment: 9 Month

Assignment Type: Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field, showcasing expertise in automotive engineering, thermal, fluid, and energy sciences. The successful candidate will contribute to our academic mission by teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in heat transfer, thermo-fluid dynamics, propulsion, thermodynamics, and renewable energy. Additionally, the selected candidate will provide mentorship to both M.S. and Ph.D. students.

Application Procedures

Interested candidates are invited to apply online at The application should include the following: a current CV, statements detailing research and teaching experiences and interests, as well as names and contact information for three references.


Come be part of our exciting journey in shaping the future of mechanical engineering education and research at the University of Mississippi. We look forward to welcoming you to our team.


In the research statement, please include a discussion of research plans, potential funding sources, and requirements for laboratory and computational equipment. The review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. For inquiries about this position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Taiho Yeom, at

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi stands as a flagship institution renowned for academic excellence. In 2016, Ole Miss proudly claimed the title of "No. 1 Best Beautiful College Campus in the Nation" according to USA Today. The surrounding town of Oxford consistently ranks among the top college towns, celebrated for its genteel ambiance, abundant cultural and social opportunities, and a wealth of outdoor activities. The University of Mississippi is committed to fostering a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty dedicated to teaching and working within a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented minorities and women. The University of Mississippi is an equal opportunity employer, compliant with EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA regulations.


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EEO Statement

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