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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

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Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and continue until a successful candidate has been identified.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Posting Number P1016F
Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Auburn University invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions to begin in August 2018. Candidates with expertise in all areas related to mechanical engineering are invited to apply. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field. Candidates will be considered at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels. Applicants at the Associate and Full Professor levels must have active nationally or internationally recognized research programs.

The ME Department currently has 40 full-time faculty members and supports strong graduate and undergraduate programs in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Engineering. Enrollments during the Fall Semester 2017 include 860 undergraduate students in major and 220 graduate students. 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 University 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) automotive test track, and (6) collaborations with faculty in veterinary medicine and a new medical school. Additional information can be found at

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, 2017 and continue until a successful candidate has been identified.

Posting Detail Information

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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