Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Department


The Washkewicz College of Engineering continues to experience growth and expansion.  Our student population has increased significantly over the last few years, and we are expanding our College into a new building by December 2017.  We now have the need for additional faculty.


Mechanical Engineering Positions Available:


The Washkewicz College of Engineering at Cleveland State University invites applications for the position of Chairperson of the Mechanical Engineering Department.

The department has experienced remarkable growth in undergraduate enrollment, with a 50 percent increase from 2013 to 2016 and more than 100 seniors enrolled in 2016-2017. Industrial sponsorship of student projects is strong, with participation from companies such as Parker-Hannifin, Lubrizol, Lincoln Electric, NASA Glenn Research Center, Dan T. Moore Companies and others. Extramural research involving Mechanical Engineering faculty members has also been sharply increasing. Since 2014, the department has added seven new full-time faculty positions.

We seek a new chairperson who will lead our department into a new phase of growth, with particular emphasis on strengthening and enhancing our educational offerings, graduate program, and research efforts. The candidate should have a solid research and education background in the cornerstone disciplines of mechanical engineering, as well as a broad vision of its new frontiers and interdisciplinary aspects.

The College’s enrollment has increased by more than 300% over the last 10 years. It now has about 1,900 undergraduate and 650 graduate students. An additional 100,000 sq.ft. engineering building is under construction, with the first phase opening in late 2017. The building will include a state-of-the-art maker space, a freshman design lab, Instructional labs, a motion control laboratory, additive manufacturing facilities, as well as research facilities.

Cleveland State University is located in downtown Cleveland, a city that has undergone remarkable renewal and revitalization. This includes downtown living with restaurants and shopping in a family-friendly environment, professional teams in major sports and a world-class symphony orchestra.

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