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Open Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

 Available Faculty and Postdoc Positions:

1-Faculty Position:

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maine invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level. The position requires B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical, ocean, or marine engineering, or closely related disciplines. The successful applicant must have a demonstrated background in a traditional mechanical engineering discipline, and have a strong commitment to the university’s teaching, research, and service missions. Preference will go to candidates who can make immediate contributions to an emerging focus area in Ocean and Marine Engineering. Key areas of research are expected to be one or more of the following areas: ocean and marine structures, marine energy, marine acoustics and vibrations, aquaculture engineering, ocean environmental modeling, measurement and control, robotic, and subsea engineering.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead research efforts that make use of a unique multi-million dollar wind-wave facility, which is the centerpiece of a focus area in offshore engineering that includes offshore wind energy, tidal energy, and aquaculture facilities.

Responsibilities will include teaching core undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanical engineering, establishing and maintaining an externally funded research program, training M.S. and Ph.D. students, and actively engaging in service to the profession, university, and state. To apply submit a resume, the names and contact information of at least three references, and a statement of teaching and research interests to: Chair, Search Committee, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 5711 Boardman Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5711.  Application review will begin on February 1.

The University of Maine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

2-Lecturer Position:

The Department of Mechanical Engineering, at the University of Maine, the flagship campus of the University of Maine System, invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track Lecturer. The successful candidate for the position is expected to be a highly motivated teacher. The lecturer candidate must have either an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering with substantial professional experience or a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field. Candidates with demonstrated successful college level teaching background, as well as experience mentoring engineers are strongly encouraged to apply. Teaching assignments will typically include undergraduate laboratory and undergraduate lecture courses. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a statement of teaching interests, names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of at least three references as well as a complete curriculum vita.  The entire submission should be in the form of a single PDF file which should be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Michael Boyle ( If desired, paper duplicates of the package may be sent to Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 5711 Boardman Hall,University ofMaine,Orono,Maine,  04469.  Review of applications has begun and will continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. Appropriate background checks will be required.

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The University of Maine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.   


3-Post-Doc in Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maine, in collaboration with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, seeks outstanding candidates for a postdoctoral positions in fluid-structure interaction.
Postdoctoral Research Associate(s)
(Advisor: Prof. Karyn Kunzelman – Departments of Mechanical Engineering)
Project : PERCUTANEOUS MITRAL VALVE REPAIR: A VALIDATED FLUID-STRUCTURE INTERACTION MODELThis project utilizes an advanced fluid-structure interaction (FSI) model of the mitral valve system that allows analysis of the valve in the normal, diseased, or repaired states. The findings are to be validated utilizing a well- established, but unique experimental in-vitro system, in which mitral valve function can be extensively assessed. We will assess two pathologic conditions (annular dilatation, papillary displacement) and one type of repair (percutaneous edge-to-edge repair) in both the diastolic or systolic phases. Once validated, this FSI model can be utilized to assess many different types of pathology and repair. The ultimate long term goal of this research (beyond the scope of the current proposal) is to provide an advanced fluid- structure interaction model of the mitral valve that could ultimately be used for individualized patient planning for mitral valve repair.  The project is being carried out in collaboration with Georgia Institute of Technology  and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories.  The work will be conducted on-site at PNNL.
Interested candidates with experience in fluid-structure interaction modeling, and applications to the cardiac system. are especially encouraged to apply. The position is available immediately.Contact:

The University of Maine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Contact Mo Shahinpoor ( in case you are interested to apply or have a question.


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Mechanical Engineering
5711 Boardman Hall, Room 219
Orono, ME 04469-5711
Phone: (207) 581-2120 | Fax: (207) 581-2379E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469