Open Rank, Tenure Track - Mechanical Engineering

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Open Rank, Tenure Track - Mechanical Engineering




College of Engineering and Computing


CEC Mechanical Engineering

Advertised Salary Range:

Commensurate with Education and Experience

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Full Time

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Full-time Equivalent (FTE)

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9 months

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About UofSC:

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Advertised Job Summary:

The Aerospace Engineering Program within the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) in Columbia is seeking qualified applicants for Tenured and Tenure-Track faculty positions at all levels.

UofSC is designated as a “high research and high service activity” university by the Carnegie Foundation. The department has six endowed chairs, 34 full-time faculty, with undergraduate enrollment of over 900 students, graduate enrollment of over 175 students, and over $10.8 million in research expenditures last year. The State of South Carolina is in the center of a rapidly growing Aerospace Industry in the South East region of the US. UofSC offers the first and only Aerospace BS program in the State of South Carolina, in addition to offering Minor, and Graduate degree programs in Aerospace Engineering.

Required Education and Experience:

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering or a closely related field by the start date of employment, a demonstrated record of research accomplishments, and an outstanding capacity for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. At the senior level, a candidate with a strong vision on Aerospace Engineering education is highly encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be expected to develop internationally recognized, externally funded research programs in cutting edge areas of aerospace engineering.

Preferred Qualifications:

While all candidates will be considered, the areas of interest include but are not limited to teaching and research expertise in one of the following areas: Space/Atmospheric Flight Dynamics/Controls and Internal/External Aerodynamics for high speed applications.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

Multiple positions are available.

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2021 and will continue until positions are filled. Interested applicants should apply online at with: (1) a cover letter indicating the main area of research, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a concise description of research plans, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy, and (5) names and contact information of 3-5 references.

Applicants must apply using their full legal name. Questions about the departmental search may be directed to:

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Professor Sang Hee Won, Program Director
[email protected]

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.




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Posted: 4/13/2021
Application Due: 6/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time