Assistant or Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

$95,000 yearly
  • University of Alabama, Mechanical Engineering Department
  • College of Engineering, 7th Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
  • Oct 14, 2019
Full time Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems Engineering & Applied Sciences Sciences and Technology: other

Job Description

Position Summary:

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Alabama ( invites qualified candidates to apply for multiple faculty positions (tenure-track or tenured) at the Assistant or Associate Professor ranks. Exceptional candidates with specializations relevant to convergent and emerging areas of mechanical engineering in two broad tracks of advanced manufacturing systems and thermofluids science will be considered. Under the advanced manufacturing systems track, particular attention will be given to candidates with research interests in robotic and automated manufacturing, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), as well as artificial intelligence, virtual/augmented reality and connectivity applied to advanced manufacturing systems. Under the thermofluids science track, candidates with expertise in cyber-physical energy systems, sustainable energy, and gas turbines and engines for power generation and propulsion are being sought.

The Department has established strong track records and strengths in these areas as evident by the fast rise in the number of faculty, externally-funded research and collaboration with major industrial companies.


Preferred and Required Qualifications

Applicants must have a PhD in mechanical engineering or a closely related field by the date of appointment. Industrial experience is desirable and collaboration with other departments in the College of Engineering is expected. Applicants must show the potential to establish an independent quality research program, collaborate effectively with other faculty, and excel in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. For consideration at the associate professor level, applicants must demonstrate strong records in external funding, publication, and a PhD graduation rate commensurate with this level of appointment.

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