Assistant Professor - Department of Automotive Engineering

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Assistant Professor - Department of Automotive Engineering

Riggs Hall - Clemson University
Open Date:
Sep 24, 2019
Close Date:
Dec 31, 2019


Clemson University’s Department of Automotive Engineering is searching for outstanding applicants for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level, related to advanced materials and manufacturing. Exceptional candidates are sought, particularly those who will dramatically enhance, while complimenting, our core research thrusts.

One position will be in the advanced manufacturing track. Research areas of interest include, but not limited to, Industry 4.0 and digitization of the manufacturing enterprise; machine learning and big data in manufacturing; sensors and cyberphysical systems for manufacturing; energy-efficient approaches to manufacturing.

The second position will be in the advanced materials track. Research areas of interest include, but not limited to, materials informatics; accelerated materials discovery; advanced characterization techniques for materials; and integrated approaches for materials and process innovations.

The positions will include a competitive salary and startup package to support the research mission of the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Group. Candidates will also interact with existing research groups throughout Clemson University, and participate in interdisciplinary research initiatives.

The Department of Automotive Engineering is a fully integrated tenure-granting graduate department within the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Science at Clemson University. The department offers MS and PhD degrees in Automotive Engineering, and is partially funded with a total of $36 million in endowments. The Department of Automotive Engineering has graduated over 500 MS and 52 PhD students since its inception in 2007, and is located on Clemson’s CU-ICAR innovation campus in Greenville, South Carolina. The CU-ICAR campus currently houses 20 companies and has interactions with over 200 industry partners, including top global manufacturers and suppliers. 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 #24 among US public universities. South Carolina is home to over 300 automotive companies including original equipment manufacturers and suppliers.


Leading candidates should possess:

• A Ph.D. or equivalent in a relevant technical discipline, such as Mechanical Engineering;

• A knowledge and experience base in global automotive and heavy-duty technologies with connections to industry;

• The qualities of an “entrepreneurial scholar.” This means an individual who converts a vision into reality through superior strategic planning and execution skills, while leading the intellectual exploration of new methods related to advanced concepts in manufacturing and materials platforms, and their impact in sustainable mobility and/or transportation sector ;

• The ability to build a research program, produce scholarly publications and have a strong dedication to undergraduate and graduate level teaching.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, their curriculum vita with names of three (3) references with full contact information. Apply at: Interfolio :

Applications will be reviewed starting January 1, 2020 and will be accepted until this position is filled. Expected start date of the position is August 2020.




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Posted: 9/25/2019
Application Due: 1/2/2020
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