Mechanical Engineering Asst Professor - Fall 2019

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Requisition Number: 0811693 Number of Open Positions: 3-4 Position Title: Assistant Professor Other Title Information: Mechanical Engineering Asst Professor - Fall 2019 Organization: 214271 - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Position Summary:

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Alabama ( invites qualified candidates for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor rank. Exceptional candidates with specializations relevant to convergent and emerging areas of mechanical engineering in two broad tracks of thermofluids science, and mechanical and design systems will be considered. Under thermofluids science track, particular attention will be given to candidates with research interests in (1) Cyber-physical energy systems, and sustainable energy with focus on HVAC and/or building energy, as well as (2) Energy, environment, and carbon mitigation with focus on gas turbines for power generation and propulsion. Under mechanical and design systems track, candidates with expertise in (3) Human biomechanics/movement, and human-technology frontier applications, as well as (4) Advanced modeling and control of complex cyber-physical systems will be given serious consideration. The Department has established a strong track records and strengths in these areas as evident by the fast rise in the number of faculty, externally-funded research and collaboration with major industrial companies.

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Alabama invites qualified candidates for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor rank. Applicants must have a PhD in mechanical engineering or a closely related field by the date of appointment. Industrial experience is desirable and collaboration with other departments in the College of Engineering is expected. Applicants must show the potential to establish an independent quality research program, collaborate effectively with other faculty, and excel in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

The departmental has over 1,750 undergraduate students, and over 100 graduate students in M.S. and Ph.D. programs. The present faculty size of 28 is expected to significantly grow over the next several years through this search and other planned faculty hires. The Department is comprised of three main groups: Thermofluids Science, Dynamic Systems and Control, and Materials Processing and Manufacturing, with research clusters and state-of-the-art laboratories in internal combustion engines, thermal and building energy, human-machine interaction and soft robotics, additive manufacturing, nanomechanical characterization, bio-inspired nanocomposite, and automotive engineering, just to name a few. With a total annual sponsored program awards of about $6 million, the Department is home to several federally/state-funded centers. Mechanical Engineering is one of the seven departments in the fully accredited College of Engineering which has over 6,000 students and home to more than 150 tenure/tenure-track faculty. The College also houses nine research centers and is active in the University’s four new research institutes: the Alabama Transportation Institute, Alabama Water Institute, Alabama Cyber Institute, and Alabama Life Research Institute. The College occupies well over a 500,000 square feet of state-of-the-art facilities with research and instructional space, including the $300 million Shelby Engineering and Science Quadrangle completed in 2014 and the newly reopened $22 million renovated H.M. Comer.

Established in 1831, The University of Alabama (UA) currently enrolls over 38,000 students and employs over 1,700 full and part-time faculty members in thirteen colleges and schools. In 1837, UA became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, the UA is the fastest growing flagship university in the nation, and the second fastest growing public university. The University of Alabama is ranked among the top 60 public universities in the nation in U.S. News and World Report’s annual college rankings for more than a decade, and ranked 51st among public universities in the 2018 rankings. The University is located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, with a metropolitan population of over 150,000.

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Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2018 and continue until the positions are filled. Expected start date will be August 2019.

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Search Initiation Date: 11/01/2018 Expected Starting Date: 08/16/2019 Special Instructions to Applicants:

Inquiries about the position or additional information should be addressed to Dr. Nader Jalili, Professor and Department Head, via email at [email protected] or calling (205) 348-1645. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2018 but will continue until the positions are filled.

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Posted: 12/28/2018
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