Assistant/Associate Professor - Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at West Virginia University (WVU) invites applications and nominations for multiple tenure-track faculty positions which are anticipated to start in January 2018, at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending upon qualifications. The primary areas of research expertise sought for these positions are (1) autonomous robotics, with emphasis on robot perception, planning, mobile manipulation and control, (2) guidance, navigation and control with applications to aerospace vehicles, (3) materials science and engineering, and (4) energy systems, with emphasis on computational fluid dynamics, efficient, sustainable and clean power generation.
Eligible candidates must hold an earned Doctorate degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or a closely related field, at the time of appointment and must have demonstrated potential to conduct externally sponsored research and teach a diverse range of engineering courses. The successful candidate must have the ability to (1) teach lecture, laboratory or design courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, (2) develop and sustain an independent, nationally recognized, externally-sponsored research program, (3) collaborate within multi-disciplinary teams of faculty and other researchers across the college, university, and external constituency groups, and (4) perform professional service activities. A notable record of peer-reviewed publications and scholarly activities, effective communication skills, and evidence of potential to attract competitive research funding are required for these positions. Candidates for the rank of Associate Professor must have an outstanding record of teaching, research and service.
West Virginia University is the comprehensive Land Grant University of the State of West Virginia with a main campus enrollment of over 29,000 students, and a Carnegie Classification of Highest Research Activity (R1 University). Morgantown and its vicinity have a population of about 62,000 residents and are ranked among the most livable small cities in the country. The community lies within a high technology corridor that also includes several federal research facilities, such as the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, NASA’s Independent Verification and Validation Facility (IV&V), the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the FBI, as well as private industry. The city is located within reasonable driving distances from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. Additional details on the area and the university are available at http://www.morgantown.com and http://www.wvu.edu.
The Statler College continues to grow, and currently has eight academic departments with over 4,700 students and 135 faculty members. It is nationally recognized for high quality teaching and research, as well as for its excellent faculty and students. The MAE Department has 35 tenure-track or tenured faculty members, over 700 undergraduate and 135 graduate students. The Department offers degrees at the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. levels, including dual B.S. degrees in both aerospace and mechanical engineering.
To apply for this position, visit www.jobs.wvu.edu. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for at least three professional references. Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled. For further information, contact the MAE department Chair, Dr. Jacky Prucz, by telephone (304-293-3131) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit the MAE website at http://www.mae.statler.wvu.edu.
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.