Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Nuclear Engineering

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Nuclear Engineering


The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS) at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) invites applications at all academic levels for a tenure-track professor position in Nuclear Engineering.  The preference for a focus is on one or more of the following: reactor thermal hydraulics and heat transfer, nuclear materials, safety, risk, and uncertainty analysis, instrumentation and controls, and/or reactor physics and radiation transport.  Applicants should have a Ph.D. or ScD in Nuclear Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field.  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.

The MEMS Department currently has 30 tenured or tenure-track faculty members who generate over $10 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 MEMS Department offers nuclear engineering programs for both undergraduate and qualified graduate students.  Students can earn a Professional or Research Master of Science or Graduate Certificate through flexible on-campus and online options under the guidance of faculty experts that possess senior leadership in the nuclear power industry.

The successful candidate 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” or “faculty”.  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.  The review of applications will begin on August 15, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

Candidates 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 Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science fosters inclusive academic teaching, learning, and research culture that supports the success of its diverse faculty and students.  

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