Assistant Professor - Mechanical Engineer - Search 67525

Dec 19, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Professor—Search #67525
Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing
Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computing invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering with emphasis in Mechatronics. This position will be based 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

Within this setting, the Department of Mechanical Engineering, which has 26 permanent faculty positions and over 1,300 students, offers undergraduate courses in the traditional sub-disciplines of mechanical engineering (energy science, materials and manufacturing, mechatronics, design and analysis), general engineering sciences, and graduate courses leading to a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering or a Master of Science in Applied Engineering. Both the curricular and the research activities of the faculty have a strong applied emphasis, bridging theory with practice, extending the learning environment beyond the classroom, and offering a student-centered environment enhanced by technology and transcultural experiences within private and public partnerships. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the mission of the department by developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate-level lecture and laboratory courses; establishing a funded research program that involves university colleagues, regional industry, and both graduate and undergraduate students; and engaging in academic and professional service that technically and economically enriches our various communities and societies.

Position Description. Reporting to the chair of Mechanical Engineering, the Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering with emphasis in Mechatronics will be required to develop a successful research program (including writing and managing grants, obtaining external funding, and preparing peer reviewed scholarly publications) that engages both graduate and undergraduate students; develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses (lecture and laboratory); supervise MS theses and undergraduate projects; assist in academic and professional mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students; participate in program assessment and execution of a continuous improvement plan; and participate in academic and professional service activities. The position requires a terminal degree and is a 9/10-month, tenure-track appointment. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
• Earned Ph.D., D.Eng., or equivalent terminal degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field by August 1, 2018
• B.S. (or equivalent) degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline
• Effective English communication skills (verbal and written)
• Ability to develop and teach lectures and laboratories at the graduate and undergraduate levels in the discipline
• Ability to develop a research program in the specified discipline

Preferred Qualifications:
• Ability to teach undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses such as Mechatronics, Engineering Measurements and Instrumentation, PLCs, Automotive Electronics, Control Theory, Automation and CIMS, Robotics Numerical Methods, Computing Applications and Programming, Capstone Design, and/or General Engineering Sciences
• Working knowledge of Labview, MATLAB, Excel-Visual Basic or similar engineering software

Screening of applications begins 15 February 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is 01 August 2018. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses of at least five professional references, and brief summary statements addressing your teaching and research philosophies and strategies. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Please include the search number in all correspondence. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications (in the form of a single pdf file) and nominations should be sent to:	
Dr. Minchul Shin, Search Chair, Search #67525
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail:
Telephone: 912-478-5759

More information about the institution is available through or 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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