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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

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Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016 and continue until a successful candidate has been identified.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Posting Number P0782F
Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Auburn University invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions beginning with the Fall 2017 semester. Applicants with expertise in all areas related to mechanical engineering are invited to apply. Candidates will be considered at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels. Applicants at the Associate and Full Professor levels must have an active nationally and internationally recognized research program.

In addition to soliciting candidates for multiple positions in all areas of mechanical engineering, the Department seeks to fill one position in support of the multidisciplinary university-level Cluster Hire Initiative in the area of Scalable Energy. For this position, candidates should have expertise within the broad areas of thermal and energy sciences. The selected candidate will be expected to participate actively in the ongoing Scalable Energy initiative, and participation in cluster activities will be an important component in faculty annual reviews. For more information regarding the Cluster Hires, please see the following link:

Current departmental areas of research strength include unmanned and robotic systems, electronic packaging and reliability, solid mechanics and advanced materials, electronics cooling and thermal management, tribology, advanced powertrains, additive manufacturing, biomechanics, MEMS, and energy systems. The Auburn College of Engineering has several unique opportunities to enable faculty success including (1) strong connection with the defense industry, (2) local automotive and aerospace companies including production additive manufacturing, (3) a class 10 clean room for electronics manufacturing and packaging, (4) MRI center, (5) test track, and (6) ) collaborations with faculty in veterinary medicine and a new medical school.

The individual selected for this position will be expected to contribute to the growth of the department by developing a strong externally-funded research program, collaborating on interdisciplinary research projects, publishing research results in appropriate scholarly outlets, directing graduate students, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, and being involved in service to the department and profession.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Excellent communication skills and a high level of personal motivation are required.

Desired Qualifications

The candidate selected for this position should demonstrate a strong commitment and potential to excel at both research and teaching in the area of mechanical engineering. The candidate should demonstrate potential to (1) develop a strong, nationally recognized, externally funded research program, (2) effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses, (3) mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and (4) publish research results in the appropriate scholarly outlets.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016 and continue until a successful candidate has been identified.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
References required for this position? Yes
If yes, minimum number requested 3

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Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research and/or Goals
Optional Documents
  1. Other Documentation
  2. Transcripts
  3. Statement of Leadership Vision
  4. Minimum of One Working Paper
  5. Examples of Professional/student work