Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Tenure-Track)

  • Louisiana State University
  • Baton Rouge, LA, USA
  • Oct 05, 2021
Full time Engineering & Applied Sciences

Job Description

 

 

Job Description:

Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge invites applications and nominations for two tenure-track faculty positions in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) to complement its strategic research application areas of BioTechnology, Energy, and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering.

 

LSU is the Flagship University of the State of Louisiana with its main campus in the vibrant city of Baton Rouge, offering many cultural and recreational opportunities and high-quality housing. MIE is the largest department in the College of Engineering and provides leadership to several research centers, including (1) The Louisiana Materials Design Alliance (LAMDA), a $20M, 5-yr cooperative agreement funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) focusing on materials (metals, polymers and composites) and manufacturing process design for additive manufacturing using a model-make-measure paradigm enabled by machine-learning technologies and data science, (2) The NSF Industry/University Collaborative Research (I/UCRC) Center for Innovation in Structural Integrity Assurance (CISIA) with several industry members, (3) The recently renewed P41 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for BioModular Multi-scale Systems for Precision Medicine as a partner to the University of Kansas, (4) the NSF CREST Center for Next Generation Multifunctional Composites as a partner to Southern University, and (5) The National Center for Advanced Manufacturing (NCAM), a unique partnership between the State of Louisiana and NASA emphasizing large-scale manufacturing. Associated research efforts leverage the Center for Computation and Technology (CCT) with formidable high-performance computing capability and relevant scientific research ecosystem, and the Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (CAMD), the only University-run synchrotron facility in the USA.

 

Appointments will be made at the Assistant Professor level in Mechanical Engineering, though applicants with exceptional qualifications may be considered at other ranks. Research expectations include the ability to work independently, and to pursue interdisciplinary collaborations, both within and outside LSU, sustain an innovative, nationally recognized, and externally funded research program, and growing relationships with industry. Teaching expectations include a commitment to effective instruction and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and supervision of student research.

 

Job Responsibilities:

50% Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level and associated service in support of the educational mission and reputation of the unit.

50% Research in mechanical engineering areas, especially in the general application areas of BioTechnology or Manufacturing or Energy, resulting in scholarship published in archival journals and research grant/contract solicitation to support it, along with associated service in support of the research mission and reputation of the unit.

 

 

 

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Engineering or related scientific field (ABD candidates will be considered so long as degree requirements are met prior to the hire date); at least four years of experience, including graduate study; experience in any area of mechanical engineering, especially as related to the general application areas of BioTechnology or Manufacturing or Energy.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Aerospace or Nuclear Engineering, or related discipline. Experience in one or more of these subjects: modern computational mechanics involving multi-scale modeling & simulation; computational biomechanics at the intersection of mechanics and biology involving multi-scale, multi-physics modeling & simulation; robotics & intelligent systems such as cyber-physical/networked/human-machine/co-robot/autonomous systems, assistive/social/bio-inspired/bio-hybrid robotics, neurotechnology, cognitive engineering and those related to human performance augmentation; additive manufacturing/ materials innovation including structural integrity and/or robotics/automation aspects; fundamental and applied research in energy related to nuclear energy including fusion, energy storage, carbon sequestration, or wave energy production. Within these areas, experience with modern approaches involving machine learning and data science will be viewed very favorably.

Application Details

Special Instructions:

Please attach the following as one single PDF to your online application: cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, research plan statement and three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address.

A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.

An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

The review of applications will begin on December 15, 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled. The expected start date for these positions is August 2022. Salary will be competitive based on qualifications. Campus interviews will be conducted in Baton Rouge, LA prior to an offer being extended.

 

Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

 

LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (hr@lsu.edu). 

HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu

 

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