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Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering - Offshore Wind Energy

University of Rhode Island
Kingston, Rhode Island
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 17, 2023

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The Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Rhode Island (URI) invites applications at the Assistant Professor level from outstanding individuals with demonstrated expertise or research potential in the broad area of Offshore Wind Energy.

We are seeking to fill this tenure-track academic-year position in various areas of interest, including but not limited to the design, analysis, computational/experimental investigations, instrumentation/optimization/control of offshore energy, or using digital twins, smart systems and/or artificial intelligence to simulate changes in design, process, performance, etc. These systems encompass floating/fixed, offshore wind turbines, and other offshore renewable technologies and their related research thrusts including aerodynamics, fluid/structure analysis, dynamic modeling, and offshore wind energy storage and conversion, among others.

We expect to fill this tenure-track, academic-year, position, in the Spring of 2024 or later. Interested applicants can learn more about the department by visiting its web site (

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a nationally and internationally recognized research program and become an international leader in this field. They will have earned a doctorate in Mechanical Engineering or related fields.

The University of Rhode Island is a successful institution that is nationally recognized for its offshore wind initiatives, including Block Island Wind Farm, OCEAN SAMP, and other ongoing projects. URI’s College of Engineering and Graduate School of Oceanography are national leaders in offshore technology and ocean processes. They have successfully led several large regional collaborative projects sponsored by DOE, NOAA, BOEM, BSEE, and other federal/local organizations for technical, environmental, and social studies related to offshore wind development.

Furthermore, the development of BIWF and other initiatives have led to the creation of new courses for engineering majors and, more recently, a minor in wind engineering. The university has established diverse and comprehensive partnerships across academia, research, industry, and the community, making a significant contribution to the progress of offshore wind energy projects in the Northeastern regions through collaboration with multiple public and private universities in New England and beyond.

Visit URI jobs website at to view the full details of the position and to apply for faculty job posting (F00390).

The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by December 1, 2023. Applications received after December 1, 2023, may be reviewed depending on search progress and needs, but are not guaranteed full consideration.

The University of Rhode Island is an EEOD employer.
Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.

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