Faculty Positions in Advanced Manufacturing and Materials

  • University of Oklahoma, Gallogly College of Engineering
  • Norman, OK, USA
  • Nov 09, 2021
Full time Engineering & Applied Sciences

Job Description


The Gallogly College of Engineering of the University of Oklahoma has three open tenure-track faculty positions in Advanced Manufacturing and Materials. These positions build on existing faculty strengths to form a strong interdisciplinary cluster that includes the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. This cluster will integrate research in manufacturing processes and materials, metrology, machine learning, high-performance computing, computational materials engineering, and information sciences.  The cluster will focus on a range of topics from atomic to mesoscale microstructure evolution of metallic materials and composites, process physics and diagnostics, real-time process modeling and monitoring, non-destructive evaluation and product verification, use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in process and product qualification, and large-scale integration across inter-connected manufacturing systems including the World Wide Web. This cluster is aimed at systemically advancing the state-of-the-art in cyber and smart manufacturing using modern methods. Candidates with backgrounds in areas such as digital twin technology, automation toward Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IOT), cloud manufacturing, and the improved understanding of additive, subtractive, and hybrid manufacturing are encouraged to apply.

These positions are part of a larger initiative defined in the Gallogly College of Engineering strategic plan for growth in research and in enrollment. The Advanced Manufacturing and Materials cluster has strong connections to the Aerospace and Defense industry in the state of Oklahoma and is a critical component of the Vice President for Research and Partnerships Strategic Verticals. Candidates with experience or interest in working in this fast-paced and growing research area should expect to work collaboratively with faculty from disciplines across the college and with industry partners.

Successful candidates will demonstrate  a passion for teaching as well as research. Excellent and innovative instruction, development of innovative research projects, an ethos of care and support of students, effective mentorship and guidance of research-active students, and a commitment to inclusive environments in the classroom, office, and labs are all critical characteristics of the successful candidate.

The University of Oklahoma invests in its faculty by providing support and resources through our Center for Faculty Excellence and Vice President for Research and Partnerships Office. The Gallogly College of Engineering supports faculty development through mentoring, new faculty orientation series, and access to research and educational supports. We encourage candidates to apply who are seeking to work in a rapidly growing college, in collegial interdisciplinary groups, and in strong academic units.

Department and Region: The Gallogly College of Engineering has more than 4000 students. Through an investment from the state of Oklahoma, we are committed to growing our student body and our faculty over the next three years. Our undergraduate student body is diverse with 25% women and 29% of our student body reporting identity as an underrepresented minority. We have strong student quality with almost 250 National Merit Scholars currently enrolled. Our graduate programs recruit students from the top schools across the globe.

The Gallogly College of Engineering holds strong the values of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We seek candidates who contribute to fostering an inclusive culture in all aspects of faculty responsibility, including within the classroom, the academic community, and within their professional commitments.  Information about ISE is available at https://www.ou.edu/coe/ise and information about AME is available at http://www.ou.edu/coe/ame.

The University of Oklahoma: OU is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by embracing each person’s unique contributions, background and perspectives. OU recognizes that fostering an inclusive environment for all, with particular attention to the needs of historically marginalized populations, is vital to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission. This enhances the OU experience for all students, faculty and staff and for the communities we engage.

OU is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: the main campus in Norman, the Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2,700 full-time faculty members. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located in the Oklahoma City metro area. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Visit https://www.ou.edu/facultyrecruitment for more information.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related disciplines. Relevant industrial experience is preferred but not required.

Application Details

Applications should be submitted online via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/96882.

Applicants should provide 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) three research publications, 4) a statement of research interests, 5) a statement of teaching interests (no more than 3 pages each), 6) a statement discussing their professional experience with and how they intend to promote the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and 7) the contact information for at least three references. 

Initial screening of applications will begin on December 10, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The start date for the position is expected to be August 16, 2022. Questions may be directed to OUengineeringAM@ou.edu.