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University of Pittsburgh Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Department
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States (on-site)
14 days ago
University of Pittsburgh Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Department
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States (on-site)
14 days ago


The Departmentof Mechanical Engineering and MaterialsScience (MEMS) atthe University of Pittsburgh(Pitt) invites applications at all academic levelsfor a tenure-stream professorposition in Nuclear Engineering. Qualified applicants will be eligible for an endowed fellowship or professorship, depending on the rank of appointment. 

Because of the very strong local industry in nuclear science and engineering, candidates with expertise in all the disciplines of this field will be considered. However, we are especially interested in the technical areas of nuclear materials, modeling & simulation, reliability & uncertainty analysis, and instrumentation & controls. From an educational standpoint, the MEMS Department offers nuclear engineering programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels. 

Successful applicants should be able to teach courses in the MEMS Department and our Nuclear Engineering Program and build an externally funded research program.  Applicants should have strong interdisciplinary interests and expertise, be able to collaborate across engineering disciplines, and augment and enhance Pitt's growing nuclear engineering education and research. To that end, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to collaborate with a group of MEMS faculty who are actively involved in nuclear research sponsored by DOE, NRC, national labs, and the industry. Applicants should have a PhD or ScD in Nuclear Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field. 

The MEMS Department currently has 32 tenured or tenure-track faculty members who generate over $15 million in annual research expenditures. The Department maintains cutting-edge experimental and computational facilities in its six core research competencies: materials for extreme environments; advanced manufacturing and design; soft matter biomechanics; computational and data-enabled engineering; nuclear and other sustainable energies; and quantitative and in situ materials characterization. 

The successful applicant for this position will benefit from the resources, support, and multidisciplinary research environment fostered by interdisciplinary centers, including the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Research Computing ( and the Petersen Institute of NanoScience and Engineering (, located within the Swanson School of Engineering.  The latter is a user facility, which houses state-of-the-art materials characterization and fabrication capabilities. 

Qualified applicants should submit their applications through this posting in the Pitt Talent Center ( under “find positions” “faculty” use keyword 22007642.  The application should include the following materials in separate documents in pdf form: curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching plans, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Applicants are also encouraged to submit a summary of past diversity activities and future interests in diversity.  Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. 

Applicants from groups traditionally underrepresented in engineering are strongly encouraged to apply. The candidate should be committed to high-quality teaching for a diverse student body and to assisting our department in enhancing diversity. The MEMS Department fosters an inclusive academic teaching, learning, and research culture that supports the success of its diverse faculty and students.  The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity, EOE, including disability/vets. 

Job Information

  • Job ID: 71462804
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Company Name For Job: University of Pittsburgh Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Department
  • Position Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Nuclear Engineering
  • Engineering Discipline: Engineering-Nuclear
  • Job Function: Faculty
  • Work Setting: Higher Education
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Ph.D.

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