Job Title: Jan and Marcia Achenbach Professor

Location of Position: Evanston, Illinois

Employing Institution: Northwestern University

Description of Position: The Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering Science and Applied Mathematics at Northwestern University invite applications for the newly established Jan and Marcia Achenbach Professorship (full professor), with particular focus on candidates who are world leaders in mechanics.

Candidates are expected to build a world-class research program, and to demonstrate a commitment to teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs in the McCormick School of Engineering. Northwestern University encourages cross-departmental collaborations and offers flexible faculty appointments through joint and courtesy appointments.

Minimum Qualifications: Outstanding applicants will be considered in the research areas related to theoretical and applied mechanics, and to strengthen the strategic areas of these three departments and the interdisciplinary graduate program in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (TAM).

Application Procedure: To ensure timely consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Candidates should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching, statement on diversity (addressing potential contributions to enhancing diversity, equity, and/or inclusion), and the names and contact information for three to five references.


Contact Information: Department of Mechanical Engineering McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science: [email protected]


Closing Date: 12/15/2021