Assistant Professor

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2019-2020 Recruitment Document

Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track                    Salary: Dependent upon qualifications

Job Description: We are seeking 4 highly qualified candidates committed to a career in research and teaching. The successful candidates will be responsible for mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, teaching courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, developing new student design projects, and building a strong externally sponsored research program, in line with the university and college goals.

Teaching responsibilities include instruction in undergraduate and graduate courses and participation in and supervision of student design projects. Candidates are expected to supervise Masters theses and provide academic and professional advisement to undergraduate and graduate students. Initiation and maintenance of creative scholarly activities as well as an externally funded research program are expected. Active and effective participation in curriculum development, assessment and accreditation, and other departmental activities as well as participation in professional and student organizations are normative expectations.


Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or closely related discipline from an accredited institution. The candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to effective teaching covering the core content of Mechanical Engineering at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates are expected to have experience with modern analysis and simulation tools, a broad background in Mechanical Engineering, and the ability to develop and supervise hands-on projects for the senior design culminating experience. In addition to having a solid competency in the core discipline of Mechanical Engineering, the successful candidates will demonstrate training and experience in one of the three areas of (i) theoretical analysis, experimental testing and fabrication methods for composite structures; (ii) design and development of mechanical control systems and robotics; and (iii) experimental methodologies or computational analysis/simulation of complex fluid systems.

The ability to develop and conduct an effective multidisciplinary research program is expected. Experience using multi-scale experimental and/or numerical methods is desired. Dedication to student advisement and supervision of students is essential. Demonstrated proficiency in both written and oral communication in English is required. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach, mentor, advise and effectively work with students from diverse backgrounds.


Application: Applicants must submit a cover letter that contains specific content that addresses: 1) how you would make a unique contribution to the department; 2) a preliminary plan for establishing your independent research program; 3) your experience working with a diverse population. Your complete application will contain a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and at least three letters of reference from professional associates. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates. Screening of applications will begin November 15, 2019. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

This institution is using Interfolio’s ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge to: for the applied mechanics/composite structures position; for the mechanical control/robotics position; and for the fluid dynamics positions.


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