The University of Oklahoma — Assistant Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering – Sustainable Composite Materials

Basic Information
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering – Sustainable Composite Materials

Location: Norman, OK

Position Type: Faculty

Position URL:

Position Description
The School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME) of the Gallogly College of Engineering at the University of Oklahoma seeks applicants for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of sustainable composite materials to begin in Fall 2023. Our mission statement and other information about our School can be found at

The successful candidate will develop a nationally recognized funded research program related to the development and characterization of recyclable/sustainable and multifunctional self-repairing composites, working independently and in collaboration with faculty members in AME and in the School of Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering, and contributing to the College research cluster on advanced manufacturing and materials. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and be a supportive mentor to undergraduate and graduate students in both curriculum and research.  Successful candidates will demonstrate a passion for research together with innovative instructional practice in the classroom.

AME currently has 31 faculty members and more than 700 students.  Both AME and the College are experiencing strong growth in research, student enrollment, and donations.  AME maintains a collegial culture with faculty members helping and supporting one another.  In addition to collaborating within AME, faculty members collaborate with those from other schools in the College on research projects of mutual interest.  Several resources, such as the college new faculty mentorship program and the university’s Center for Faculty Excellence, are available for the development of junior faculty members. The AME student body is of high quality with several National Merit Scholars.  As part of a Carnegie R-1 comprehensive public research university, AME continues to provide a great educational experience for the students.


  • PhD in mechanical engineering or a related field
  • Research experience in composite materials

Preferences (Not Required):

  • Teaching experience
  • Experience mentoring undergraduate and graduate students
  • Understanding of chemistry of composite materials

Application Instructions
Applicants are invited to submit to 1) a cover letter describing how they are suited for this position, 2) a current C.V., 3) three research publications co-authored by the applicant, and 4) contact information for at least three references . Additional materials may be requested at a later date. The search will remain open until filled.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on December 1st, 2022. Inquires should be directed to the search committee chair:

Dr. Yingtao Liu, Associate Professor
University of Oklahoma

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to:  admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

Diversity Statement 

The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable and inclusive university community by recognizing each person’s unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Mission of the University of Oklahoma

The Mission of the University of Oklahoma is to provide the best possible educational experience for our students through excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the state and society.