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Associate or Full Professor in the areas of Robotics and Controls

University of Pennsylvania – Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Posted: Jul 9, 2018

The School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking candidates for faculty positions at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the areas of robotics and controls.
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Associate or Full Professor in the areas of Robotics and Controls
University of Pennsylvania – Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Posted: Jul 9, 2018

The School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania is growing its faculty by 33% over a five-year period. As part of this, the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics seeks applicants for appointments at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the areas of robotics and controls. Candidates who enrich our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Candidates must have exceptional research accomplishments, strongly rooted in Mechanical Engineering, leading to international leadership in their field. Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in teaching, and a track record of service and collegiality.

Ideal candidates will follow Penn’s interdisciplinary tradition which includes interactions with the General Robotics, Automation, Sensing, and Perception (GRASP) Laboratory, the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter, the Penn Center for Health, Devices & Technology, the Center for Engineering Mechanobiology, the Engineering Entrepreneurship Program, and the Singh Center for Nanotechnology. In their application, candidates should articulate ways they will leverage these, and how their work aligns with our strategic plan (http://www.seas.upenn.edu/PennEngineering2020).

The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For full consideration, candidates must apply by Oct. 1, 2018.

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Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Florida Institute of Technology

Posted: Jul 9, 2018

Florida Tech is a Tier 1, private, engineering-focused university, and one of the top 20 small universities in the world (Times Higher Education). It offers a generous medical benefits package and tuition waiver programs for employees/dependents. The retirement program includes employer contribution (https://www.fit.edu/hr/employee-benefits/).
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Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Florida Institute of Technology
Posted: Jul 9, 2018

The Mechanical Engineering program at the Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) invites applications for two faculty positions. Applicants from all areas of mechanical engineering will be considered, but preference will be given to those in the areas of (i) robotics and design, and (ii) thermal-fluid sciences. The positions are planned to commence in Fall 2019, or earlier if suitable candidates are found, and are intended primarily at the Assistant Professor level. However, exceptional candidates with established scholarly records may be considered for higher-level appointments.

Qualified applicants are expected to have a Ph. D. in a related field of engineering; excellent potential for teaching and research; and dedication to research, education, service, and professional activities. Duties of a successful candidate include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, mentoring graduate students, developing a strong externally-funded research program, publishing scholarly work, and service.

Applicants should send a resume, a cover letter, statements of the candidate's plans and vision for research and teaching, and a list of three professional references via email to mce-search@fit.edu. Review of applicants will begin on August 15, 2018 and the positions will remain open until filled. Questions about the positions should be addressed to the Search Committee at mce-search@fit.edu.

Florida Tech (www.fit.edu) is a private, engineering-focused university ranked as a Tier 1 National University by U.S. News and World Report. Florida Tech is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the cultural and intellectual diversity of its faculty.

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Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Thomas J. Linnemeier Guidant Foundation Chair

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI

Posted: Jul 1, 2018

The Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) seeks applicants for the position of Department Chair and holder of the Thomas J. Linnemeier Guidant Foundation Chair in Biomedical Engineering.
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Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Thomas J. Linnemeier Guidant Foundation Chair
Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI
Posted: Jul 1, 2018

The Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is seeking applicants for the position of Department Chair and holder of the Thomas J. Linnemeier Guidant Foundation Chair in Biomedical Engineering. This position is intended for candidates who are dedicated to the advancement of undergraduate and graduate education, have a distinguished record of research and professional accomplishment, and have strong leadership and management abilities.

The incumbent’s research would have a primary application in an established area of biomedical engineering such as biomaterials, biomechanics, or bioinstrumentation. Other areas in BME will be considered. Besides leading and managing the department, the successful candidate will be expected to establish a state-of-the-art research program in collaboration with the Indiana University School of Medicine, also on the IUPUI campus. Major institutes and centers at IUPUI include the Biomechanics and Biomaterials Research Center, the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health, the Simon Cancer Center, the Krannert Institute of Cardiology, and the Stark Neurosciences Institute. The IUPUI campus has approximately 30,000 students and over 200 degree programs with annual research expenditures totaling over $300M. More information about IUPUI is available at www.iupui.edu

Applications must include a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references. IUPUI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer and affords reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities.

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Assistant or Associate Professor

The University of Arizona

Posted: Jun 29, 2018

The Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position in CubeSat or SmallSat propulsion. The ideal candidate will have expertise that blends theory, experiment and practice in spacecraft propulsion. Position begins January 2019.
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Assistant or Associate Professor
The University of Arizona
Posted: Jun 29, 2018

The Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position in CubeSat or SmallSat propulsion. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise and interest in chemical, electrical or new, unconventional, hybrid propulsion systems. The ideal candidate will have expertise that blends theory, experiment & practice in spacecraft propulsion. Experience and interest in propulsion support technologies including power systems, fuel storage, Guidance, Navigation & Control will be an advantage. Appointments may be at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. Position begins January 2019.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses, establish an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, including those historically underrepresented in higher education, and undertake service activities within the University and in the professional community at national and international levels. Opportunities exist for synergy with research activities in the Department and University, including an initiative in Space Situational Awareness, CubeSats and Earth Sciences.

Required qualifications are a Ph.D. degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering or closely related discipline and demonstrated research potential or accomplishments. Interested applicants are asked to submit a Cover letter specifying primary area of expertise and interest; Research and teaching statements describing the candidate’s research vision and teaching interests; Professional CV listing publications and three professional references.

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Assistant or Associate Professor

The University of Arizona

Posted: Jun 29, 2018

The Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position in nonequilibrium processes related to high-speed flows. Technical expertise in areas of plasma physics, chemical reactions, reacting flows and computational physics is desired. Position begins January 2019.
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Assistant or Associate Professor
The University of Arizona
Posted: Jun 29, 2018

The Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure- track/tenured faculty position in nonequilibrium processes related to high-speed flows. Technical expertise in areas of plasma physics, chemical reactions, reacting flows and computational physics is desired. Candidates with demonstrated knowledge in theory and new computational approaches will be viewed favorably. Appointments may be at levels of Assistant or Associate Professor, although Assistant Professor is envisioned. The position can begin as early as January 2019.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses, establish an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, including those historically underrepresented in higher education, and undertake service activities within the University and in the professional community at national and international levels. Opportunities exist for synergy with research activities in the Department and the University, including an initiative in Hypersonic Aerothermodynamics and Materials.

Required qualifications are a Ph.D. degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering or closely related discipline, and demonstrated research potential or accomplishments. Interested applicants are asked to submit a Cover letter specifying primary area of expertise and interest as mentioned above; Research and teaching statements describing the candidate’s research vision and teaching interests; Professional CV with a list of publications and at least three professional references.

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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Engineering – 2 Positions

Campbell University

Posted: Jun 1, 2018

The School of Engineering at Campbell University seeks two Engineering Faculty for full-time, tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. One position begins Fall 2018, to focus on teaching the thermal, energy and fluid sciences. One position to focus on teaching a common senior design sequence begins January 2019.
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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Engineering – 2 Positions
Campbell University
Posted: Jun 1, 2018

The School of Engineering at Campbell University seeks two Engineering Faculty for full-time, tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. One position begins Fall 2018, focusing on teaching the thermal, energy and fluid sciences. One position to focus on teaching a common senior design sequence, begins January 2019. Campbell’s BS in Engineering program (with concentrations in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering and electrical engineering) welcomed its inaugural first-year class in fall 2016. These positions present faculty with a unique opportunity to provide leadership in building an innovative engineering program and the prominence of the new School and University.

Duties will include: develop, implement and teach project-based engineering curricula; actively participate in the scholarship of teaching and learning; engage in student advising, student organizations, assessment, accreditation activities, and committee responsibilities. Applicants should be interested in contributing leadership toward the development of the engineering program. Candidates must be committed to innovative engineering undergraduate education; dedicated to excellence in undergraduate teaching, mentoring students, and scholarship; and committed to the University’s mission.

Candidates are required to have a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related engineering discipline from an accredited institution of higher education; experience developing and teaching project-based engineering curricula; and knowledge of the current practices and research pertaining to innovative undergraduate engineering curricula.

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Assistant Professor of Design and Manufacturing

University of Mississippi

Posted: Jun 1, 2018

The University of Mississippi offers a comprehensive salary and generous benefits package. Benefits include employer-paid portions of medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. In addition, UM retirement program includes employer contribution. Visit:
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Assistant Professor of Design and Manufacturing
University of Mississippi
Posted: Jun 1, 2018

The University of Mississippi is proud to offer a comprehensive salary and generous benefits package. Benefits include employer-paid portions of medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. In addition, the UM retirement program includes an employer contribution. UM offers generous paid holiday time off, personal (vacation) and medical leave for most employees – staff members accrue personal and medical leave based on their years of service. UM was named the state’s healthiest workplace among all Mississippi colleges and universities and offers wellness programs. For eight consecutive years, UM has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education. For information about our employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview visit:

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