Open Positions


The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah currently has no openings. However we anticipate that will change and invite potential applications to revisit this site in the fall of 2016 for updates.

Candidates should be qualified to teach courses in the core curriculum of a mechanical engineering program, including existing courses and/or developing new courses that support their graduate program. Candidates are expected to develop and maintain an active, externally funded research program that complements existing research programs. Collaborations in the Department, College of Engineering, School of Medicine, and elsewhere across campus are highly encouraged. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants are expected to have an earned Ph.D. or Sc.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering currently has 33 tenure-line faculty members, over 950 undergraduate and 200 graduate students. With funding from the state’s Engineering Initiative, the Department expects to hire up to 14 additional faculty members over the next three years. The University of Utah is a tier 1 research institution that has ranked in the top 5 nationally for start-up companies in the last 5 years.

The University of Utah campus is situated in Salt Lake City, a diverse, cosmopolitan city with a population of 1M nestled against the backdrop of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. Salt Lake City residents have unparalleled access to national parks (eight within a few hours drive), skiing/snowboarding (7 resorts within 30 minutes), hiking, fishing, biking, rafting/kayaking, NBA basketball, MLS soccer, and numerous cultural events including opera, dance, symphony, theater, and outdoor concerts, amongst others. In addition, faculty members enjoy the convenience of an international airport located only 15 minutes from campus.


The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator.  Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.  Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified veterans.  Reasonable disability accommodations will be provided with reasonable notice.  For additional information about the University’s commitment to equal opportunity and access see:


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