Professor Of Practice - Campbell Graduate Engineering Program

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Professor Of Practice - Campbell Graduate Engineering Program

4 Research Drive
Open Date:
Apr 29, 2019

Position Description:

Clemson University’s Department of Automotive Engineering is searching for outstanding applicants for a Professor of Practice position that is integral to the Deep Orange educational program.

Deep Orange is the flagship of Clemson’s MS in Automotive Engineering degree program ( The MS students participating in Deep Orange design and build a functioning concept vehicle, from the ground up, over a span of two years. Using a project-based learning approach, students gain both depth and breadth of vehicle subsystems knowledge while obtaining hands-on experience of automotive systems integration.

We are excited to add an experienced automotive engineer to join the team of passionate, interdisciplinary faculty and dedicated staff that provide the necessary scaffolding to help the students grow to their full potential. The Deep Orange program has been existence for over a decade and has strong relationships with over 200 technology partners including OEMs and Tier 1/2/3 suppliers. The Professor of Practice is expected to help nurture and grow these industry collaborations.

The position includes a competitive salary, access to world-class facilities, and an opportunity to interact and collaborate with faculty throughout Clemson University. The program is located within the Carroll A. Campbell Jr. Graduate Engineering Center (CGEC) located on the 250-acre Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) campus in Greenville, SC.

More information about the CU-ICAR campus and the Automotive Engineering Program can be found at and at Clemson is a national, land grant and Tier-1 research University, currently ranked by US News & World Report as #23 among US public universities. South Carolina is home to over 300 automotive companies including original equipment manufacturers and suppliers.


The successful candidate should possess at least 10 years of industrial experience in Automotive Engineering or a closely related field with experience mentoring junior team members. The candidate should be familiar with systems engineering and a systematic product development process, and is expected to interact daily with the students to provide hands-on guidance while overseeing the successful fabrication, assembly and testing of a functioning vehicle concept.

The candidate must have excellent leadership and communication skills to attract industry sponsors and to motivate over 30 students per project in a dynamic, interactive environment. Applications from women, members of underrepresented minority groups, veterans, and persons with disabilities will be particularly welcomed.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should electronically submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) that highlights their teaching philosophy and relevant experience via Interfolio.

Applications received before May 31, 2019 will be given full consideration. However, the search will continue until the position is filled. Additional departmental information is available at:

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Posted: 4/30/2019
Application Due: 12/29/2019
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