Professor - Mechanical Engineering & Material Science and Engineering

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Clemson University: College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences: Mechanical Engineering

Location: 207 Fluor Daniel

The College of Engineering Computing and Applied Sciences at Clemson University ( is seeking outstanding candidates for a faculty position at the rank of Full Professor. Outstanding candidates at the level of Associate Professor will also be considered. The position will be a joint position between Mechanical Engineering (ME) ( and Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) ( Candidates with expertise at the interface between materials and solid mechanics are encouraged to apply. Based on current expertise in the two departments and the desire to recruit faculty members with complementary expertise, candidate with expertise in one or both of the following two areas are of particular interest: (a) data science driven advanced materials design and manufacturing; and (b) simulation and/or characterization of materials at relevant length and time scales. The two departments, and the College are committed to high impact interdisciplinary research to address the most significant engineering challenges.

The ME department is made up of 32 tenured/tenure track faculty and 7 full-time and part-time lecturers. These are supported by 10 technical and administrative support staff. We have over 1,000 undergraduate students (sophomore through senior year) and around 185 graduate students, roughly divided 30% Ph.D., 70% M.S. We are currently looking for additional tenure/tenure track faculty and lecturers, and have to grow to keep up with the growing demand for our programs. In 2016-17 we graduated 220 BS, 47 MS and 16PhD students.

Clemson University is a public, land-grant institution currently ranked among the top 25 national public universities by U.S. News and World Report and as a Tier 1 Research Institution by the Carnegie Foundation. The picturesque campus is located between Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC in upstate South Carolina. Clemson University is using Interfolio's By Committee to conduct this search.


Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering (ME), Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) or a related discipline, have demonstrated a record of prior research accomplishments and shown the potential to educate and mentor students. Successful candidates will be expected to establish vigorous, high quality research program including interdisciplinary collaborations, attract significant external funding, and be able to collaborate with current faculty both within ME and MSE and the University as a whole. In addition, the candidates must demonstrate the potential to teach both at the undergraduate and graduate level in both ME and MSE. Clemson University and the two Departments are committed to ensure diversity in faculty. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disability are especially encouraged to apply.


All applications must be submitted electronically and include: 1) a 1 page cover letter; 2) a current complete CV including a list of all publications; 3) PDF copies of the three most significant publications along with a brief statement (1 page max.) explaining why these articles best represent the applicant's work; 4) 2-4 page research statement highlighting complimentary capabilities to the existing faculty and programs; 5) 1-2 page teaching statement highlighting ability to teach in both Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) and 6) contact information of 3-5 references.

The application package should be uploaded to Interfolio. Questions can be sent to Prof. Rajendra Bordia, Search Committee Chair, at rbo[email protected] Review of applications will commence on September 30, 2019, with full consideration being assured to applications received by this date. However, screening will continue until the positions are filled.

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.





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Posted: 6/28/2019
Application Due: 8/27/2019
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