Assistant Professors - Manufacturing Engineering

Assistant Professors—Search #67535
Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing
Department of Manufacturing Engineering

The Department of Manufacturing Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computing invites applications and nominations for two, tenure-track assistant professor positions. Applicants with expertise in all areas of Manufacturing Engineering are encouraged to apply, with specific areas of most interest being Robotics and Automation, Instrumentation and Controls, Advanced Machining and Materials Processing, Industrial Systems Engineering, and Materials Science. All positions will be located on the Statesboro campus.

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. The expected timeline for the first entering class will be fall 2018. Complete details are available at

The mission of the College and Department is to maintain a dynamic and evolutionary environment of excellence in teaching, research, and service in which students, faculty, and staff can achieve their professional goals. In these endeavors, the College fosters student-centric professional learning experiences utilizing advanced technologies applied with state-of-the-art equipment, inspire innovation and invention, encourage sustainability, and technically and economically enrich our communities and societies. The vision of the recently formed Department of Manufacturing Engineering is to be a leader in manufacturing engineering in the areas of student-centric and application-based teaching, research, and service. Within this setting, the department offers courses in the first undergraduate Manufacturing Engineering program in Georgia and the only comparable program within a 500-mile radius. The department is dedicated to meeting the current and future needs of manufacturers by producing career-ready manufacturing engineers who are prepared in both theory and practice. The Manufacturing Engineering program is widely supported by state government and regional industry enabling well equipped laboratories for teaching and research.

Position Description. Reporting to the chair of the department, the positions require an ability to perform teaching, scholarship, and service responsibilities. The successful candidates will be required to: (1) develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses (lecture and laboratory); (2) supervise MS-level theses and undergraduate projects; (3) pursue scholarly activities (including externally-funded research and disseminating it through high quality, peer-reviewed publications); (4) engage in academic mentoring; (5) assist in program assessment and execution of the department's continuous improvement plan; (6) participate in appropriate professional service; and (7) participate in professional activities and organizations. The positions are academic (9/10-month), tenure-track appointments, and the salaries are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
  • A terminal degree in Manufacturing, Industrial, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering, or Materials Science or a closely related discipline by August 1, 2018
  • Effective English communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses effectively
  • Demonstrated potential to conduct funded research in the relevant field

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Pre-terminal degrees in disciplines described above
  • Industrial experience
  • Preference will be given to candidates with background in the following areas:
  • Robotics and Automation including robot system research, robotic applications research and development, instrumentation and controls, and advanced manufacturing system software
    Advanced Machining and Materials Processing emphasizing machining including micromachining, metal forming and joining, advanced machining, and finishing processes
    Materials Science with emphasis on manufacturing and materials processing in metals, composites, plastics, and/or polymers
    Industrial Engineering including but not limited to manufacturing facilities design, safety engineering, production quality, and lean manufacturing

    Screening of applications begins February 16, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The anticipated position starting date is August 1, 2018. A complete application consists of a cover letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Note that if you wish to apply to both searches (#67529 and #67535) you must submit two application packages, one to each search. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent via eCmail (as a single PDF file) to:

    Search Chair, Search #67535
    Manufacturing Engineering
    Georgia Southern University
    Electronic mail:

    More information about the institution is available through or (before January 2, 2018) or (after January 2). Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

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