Assistant Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering - Battery Materials and Manufacturing

University of Oklahoma

University of Oklahoma Norman , OKlahoma

ID: 7204066 (Ref.No. if130210)
Posted: January 2, 2024

Job Description

The School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME) in the Gallogly College of Engineering at the University of Oklahoma seeks candidates for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. This position is part of a larger initiative defined in the Gallogly College of Engineering strategic plan for growing enrollment and improving retention. The State of Oklahoma is investing in engineering in support of growing engineering graduates for the state workforce.  Candidates seeking to work in a rapidly-growing School and College, in collegial interdisciplinary groups, and towards the mission of student success, are encouraged to apply. 

Batteries play a significant role in the development of sustainable communities.  We seek candidates to fill the critical gap of battery manufacturing in the current expertise in the College.  Candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas are of particular interest for the position: 

• battery material processing, manufacturing, and testing

• battery component synthesis and fabrication

• battery recycling and re-purposing

• modeling and simulation of battery materials and manufacturing processes

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty members across the college on the application of batteries to address challenges in energy storage and develop a nationally recognized research program in one or more of the areas listed above.  In addition, successful candidates will teach related courses, and mentor and guide students with an ethos of care and support.   

Department and Region: AME currently has 31 full-time faculty members and over 650 undergraduate and 95 graduate students. Currently, both AME and the Gallogly College of Engineering are experiencing strong growth in research, corporate and private donations, and student enrollment. More information about AME is available at

Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located in the Oklahoma City metro area. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings.

The University of Oklahoma (OU): OU is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: the main campus in Norman, the Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 31,000 students and has more than 2,900 full-time faculty members. Visit for more information.

The University of Oklahoma invests in its faculty by providing support and resources through our Center for Faculty Excellence ( and Vice President for Research and Partnerships Office ( The College and School support faculty development through mentoring, new faculty orientation series, and access to research and educational support.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or in a related field.  Preference will be given to candidates with experimental expertise and connections to industry.

Candidates are invited to submit (1) a cover letter; (2) a research plan describing the problems to be studied, funding avenues to be explored and mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students; (3) a curriculum vitae; (4) copies of three research publications; and (5) a list of at least three references.

Review of candidates will begin on January 26, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. The start date for the position is expected to be August 16, 2024.

Candidates are requested to submit their applications at Please email [email protected] with any questions about the position.