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Tenured Professor and Department Head
Texas A&M University
Posted: Oct 27, 2020
As the leader of the J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering, the department head will:
- • Demonstrate leadership while nurturing a culture of inclusion, collaboration, and excellence;
- • Promote continued growth of the department in research and educational excellence;
- • Oversee hiring, mentorship, and development of faculty and staff in the department;
- • Understand industry needs and expectations for graduates;
- • Provide effective fiscal management and promote an environment of transparency and integrity;
- • Build commitment and support for the department from a wide variety of stakeholders such as former students, industry and government labs; and
- • Organize successful fund-raising initiatives to increase departmental resources for research, education and facilities.
The J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University has a strong local, national, and international reputation as a premier undergraduate and graduate education and research program. The department has 64 tenured or tenure track faculty (including six National Academy of Engineering members) and 18 research and teaching professionals that support teaching, research and service missions. The department has 1,490 undergraduates (sophomore-senior), 223 masters, and 260 Ph.D. students enrolled as of fall 2020. According to US News and World Report, the graduate program is ranked 8th and undergraduate program is ranked 8th among US public institutions. The department is ranked 9th in the world by ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects. In 2018, the department received a $20 million endowment and was named the J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering. The current endowment stands at $86.4 million, of which $20 million goes towards undergraduate scholarships and $9.2 million towards graduate fellowships, and an additional $13.5 million in planned giving. The endowments also support ten chairs, twelve professorships, five career development professorships, and ten faculty fellowships. The annual research expenditure is nearly $29 million.
The department hosts strong programs that cover a broad spectrum of traditional, emerging and interdisciplinary areas of interest, including, but not limited to, fluid and thermal sciences, dynamics and control, mechanics and design, biomedical engineering; complex fluids; computational mechanics; solid and structural mechanics; microfluidics; modeling and simulation; nanotechnology; process systems engineering; continuum thermodynamics; energy applications and turbomachinery. The total laboratory space is nearly 125,000 square feet. Applicants are invited to consult the department’s website to review our academic and research programs as well as research labs and centers (https://engineering.tamu.edu/mechanical/index.html).
Candidates must have a doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field. Evidence of credentials that merit appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure, including a distinguished research and academic record commensurate with the title of tenured full professor, must be displayed.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, diversity statement and a list of four references (including postal addresses, phone numbers and email addresses) by applying for this specific position at http://apply.interfolio.com/79351. Applicants should also submit a three-page statement summarizing his/her personal vision and goals for the Department of Mechanical Engineering’s education and research, as well as his/her philosophy of academic leadership for achieving those goals. Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 15, 2021. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. It is anticipated the appointment will begin fall 2021.
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Faculty Positions Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Posted: Oct 22, 2020
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Mechanical Engineering together with the Schwarzman College of Computing (SCC) seeks candidates for tenure-track faculty positions in Computing for Health of the Planet to start July 1, 2021 or on a mutually agreed date thereafter. The search is for candidates to be hired at the assistant professor level; under special circumstances, however, an untenured associate or senior faculty appointment is possible, commensurate with experience.
The Health of the Planet is one of the most important challenges facing humankind today. The need for a sustainable planet demands integrated research efforts that develop novel fundamental modeling, computation, machine learning and AI methods with technological innovation. Ocean systems are particularly important and in need of both fundamental research and development of breakthrough solutions. A creative mens et manus approach is essential to ensure the health and security of our oceans and environment.
We seek candidates who have expertise in computing and data-driven science and engineering, and can apply it to:
- • Develop integrated systems using smart sensors and physics-informed machine learning.
- • Explore, utilize, and protect our environment and oceans.
- • Conduct fundamental and applied research in sensing, acoustics, communications, signal processing, control, autonomy, sea-level and climate change mitigation, environmental hazards, environmental risk assessment, among others.
- • Use data for estimation, prediction or control relevant to sustainable mobility, autonomous vehicles, sea transports, and ocean environments and coastal structures.
- • Provide usable water, resilient food, and sustainable energy (e.g., desalination, water management, sustainable aquaculture, food security, wind and ocean renewable energy, low emission propulsion) using data-driven models and AI-embedded engineering.
Candidates should contribute to interdisciplinary research in environmental and ocean science and engineering such as marine robotics, sensing, structures, physics, acoustics, ecosystems, food, desalination, and renewable energy with fundamental expertise in one or more of these areas: learning for dynamics, nonlinear dynamical systems, computational modeling, physics-informed machine learning, high dimensional statistics, science of autonomy, intelligent systems, smart sensing, computing devices, decision theory, risk analysis, and data-driven science and engineering.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Schwarzman College of Computing are committed to fostering interdisciplinary research that can address grand challenges facing our society. We seek candidates who will provide inspiration and leadership in research, contribute proactively to both undergraduate and graduate level teaching in the Mechanical Engineering department and SCC and add to the diversity of the academic community. The successful candidate would have a shared appointment in both the Department of Mechanical Engineering and also the Schwarzman College of Computing, in either the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), or in the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS).
Faculty duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, advising students, conducting original scholarly research and developing course materials at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Prior to the start of the appointment, candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a field related to Engineering, Physics, Data Science, Computer Science, or Applied Mathematics or a similar discipline by the beginning of employment.
In addition to this search, the Mechanical Engineering department has positions available broadly in mechanical engineering: http://meche.mit.edu/faculty-positions.
Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 2-3 page statement of research and teaching interests and goals. In addition, candidates should provide a statement regarding their views on diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past and current contributions as well as their vision and plans for the future in these areas. They should also provide copies of no more than three publications. They should also arrange for four individuals to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf. This information must be entered electronically at the following site: https://school-of-engineering-faculty-search.mit.edu/meche-scc by December 1, 2020 when review of applications will begin.
MIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Posted: Oct 21, 2020
The MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions with a start date of 1 July 2021 or a mutually agreeable date thereafter. The department is conducting a search for exceptional candidates in any discipline related to aerospace engineering, broadly defined, though particular interests are in: (i) the interaction of humans and autonomy; (ii) environmental modeling, monitoring, and mitigation, including considerations in the design of aircraft and propulsion systems; and (iii) bioastronautics and human exploration of space.
We are seeking highly qualified candidates with a commitment to research and education. Faculty duties include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, advising students, conducting original scholarly research, developing course materials at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and providing service to the Institute and the profession.
Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in a field related to aerospace engineering, or another relevant science or engineering field, by the beginning of employment. The search is for candidates to be hired at the assistant professor level; under special circumstances, however, an untenured associate or senior faculty appointment is possible, commensurate with experience.
Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a 2-3 page statement of research and teaching interests and goals. In addition, candidates should provide a statement regarding their views on diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past and current contributions as well as their vision and plans for the future in these areas. Candidates should also provide names and contact information of at least three individuals who will submit letters of recommendation. Applicants with backgrounds outside aerospace should describe how a substantial part of their work will apply to aerospace problems. Applications must be submitted as a pdf at https://school-of-engineering-faculty-search.mit.edu/aeroastro/register.tcl. Letters of recommendation must be submitted directly by the recommenders at https://school-of-engineering-faculty-search.mit.edu/letters.
To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by 15 December 2020. It is the responsibility of the candidate to arrange for reference letters to be uploaded at the link above.
We are committed to building a diverse faculty, and a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive environment in which all our faculty, students, and staff can thrive. Indeed, diversity and inclusion are major departmental priorities identified in our strategic plan. We aspire to succeed together in a community that includes people from varied racial, ethnic, social, and economic backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, physical abilities, beliefs, and life experiences.
For more information on the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, please visit http://aeroastro.mit.edu/. Applicants may find reading our strategic plan helpful in preparing their application (https://aeroastro.mit.edu/about/strategic-plan). Questions can be directed to the faculty search chair, Prof. Youssef Marzouk, at email@example.com.
MIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Assistant, Associate, and Full Professors in Mechanical Engineering
The University of British Columbia
Posted: Sep 1, 2020
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus, invites applications for tenure-track or tenured faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor, starting July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter. We welcome applications both from individuals who would engage with existing fields of strength in our department, and from those who would inspire new areas of growth. We have three searches running in parallel, one in Mechanical Engineering in general, one in Robotics and one in Manufacturing Engineering (for which only applications at the Assistant and Associate Professor levels are being considered).
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline, and should demonstrate the potential to achieve excellence in research and teaching. Successful candidates will develop an independent, internationally recognized research program, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise and mentor Master’s and Ph.D. students, and provide service to the University and the community. Successful candidates are expected to register as a Professional Engineer in the Province of British Columbia.
Interested applicants should submit a CV, a list of four references, and research, teaching, and diversity statements. Applications must be submitted online at https://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers-postings/faculty.php (Job ID #38029 for the general search, #38030 for the search in Robotics and #38026 for the search in Manufacturing Engineering); emailed applications will not be considered.
Review of applications will begin October 1, 2020; all applications received by November 15, 2020 will receive full consideration.