Mechanical Eng. Assistant/Associate Professor 2018
Requisition Number: 0810836
Position Summary: Two tenure-track faculty positions in Mechanical Engineering. (1) Expertise is sought in the area of sensors, vision/imaging systems and data processing applied to vehicle dynamics and control. Proficiency in multi-vehicle simulation and interaction of vehicles equipped with autonomous driving technology is highly desirable. (2) Expertise in optimization of multi-vehicle dynamics in the context of safety, fuel efficiency, and traffic flow through V2X technologies. Knowledge in the mechanical engineering aspects of vehicle-to-internet communication is necessary.
Minimum Preferred Qualifications: Mechanical Engineering at The University of Alabama invites applications for two new tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in vehicle engineering starting as early as Spring 2018. Applicants must have a PhD degree in mechanical engineering or similar by date of appointment. Applicants must show the potential to establish a quality research program, collaborate effectively with other faculty, and excel in teaching. Applicants must demonstrate strong records in external funding and publication and a PhD graduation rate for consideration at the Associate Professor level. The two open positions are: (1) Autonomous Vehicle Dynamics and Control (one position): Expertise is sought in sensors, vision/imaging systems and data processing applied to vehicle dynamics and control. This includes basic knowledge of sensors such as radar, cameras, and LIDAR. An understanding of systematic testing of vehicle-intrinsic sensors and vehicle dynamics in the context of software-in-the-loop (SIL), hardware-in-the-loop (HIL), bench testing, and road testing is necessary. Proficiency in multi-vehicle simulation and interaction of vehicles equipped with autonomous driving technology is highly desirable. (2) Vehicle Dynamics based on V2X Technology (one position): Expertise in optimization of mechanical engineering aspects of multi-vehicle dynamics in the context of safety, fuel efficiency, and traffic flow through V2X technologies is sought. Applicants should apply online at http://facultyjobs.ua.edu, requisition 0810836. Required application documents include: resume/curriculum vitae, cover letter, and names of three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until both positions are filled. For additional information, please contact: Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian, email: [email protected]
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