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Tenure-Track Faculty Position (open rank) - Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Case Western Reserve University
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Cleveland, Ohio

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The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at Case Western Reserve University is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position, with an anticipated starting date on or after January 1, 2022. The position will be at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor, although appointment to Full Professor may be considered for candidates with a demonstrated excellent track record in scholarship and education, recognition from the research community, and the promise of continued distinction.

Founded in 1826, Case Western Reserve University is a private research university located in Cleveland, Ohio. The site of the famous Michelson-Morley interferometer experiment, the university is associated with 17 Nobel laureates. Case School of Engineering actively promotes interdisciplinary research collaboration through university-level institutes that are primarily focused on health care and energy. The MAE department has a renowned history of scholarly activities that have pushed the frontiers of mechanical and aerospace engineering, from microgravity to biologically-inspired robotics. In recent years, the faculty have successfully initiated cutting-edge research across a broad range of classical and emerging fields, including biomechanics, point-of-care, additive and sustainable manufacturing, data science, energy storage, thermal management, fire science and engineering, etc.

We seek an outstanding scholar who demonstrates a compelling vision and plan to successfully establish fundamental and competitively funded research programs that are well aligned with the Think Big strategic initiative of the university and contribute to the integration of humanity, diversity, and technology for significant social impact. Areas of interest include: Control and automation of cyber physical systems such as manufacturing; Solid Mechanics; or Biomechanics. A doctorate in Mechanical, Aerospace or a closely related Science/Engineering field is required. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to actively contribute to the educational missions of the department at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to engage in departmental, institutional, and professional service activities.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements on teaching and research, copy of three representative journal papers, and the names and contact information of at least four professional referees. In addition, applicants are asked to submit a statement explaining how their research, teaching, and/or service have contributed to diversity, equity and inclusion within their scholarly field(s) and/or how their individual and/or collaborative efforts have promoted structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. This statement should also reflect on the ways in which the candidate’s continued efforts will foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference at Case Western Reserve University into the future. Please send these documents electronically in one PDF file to [email protected]

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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Working at Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University is among the nation's leading research institutions. Founded in 1826 and shaped by the unique merger of the Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University, Case Western Reserve is distinguished by its strengths in educationresearch, service and experiential learning. Located in Cleveland's University Circle, we offer nationally recognized programs in the arts and sciencesdental medicineengineeringlawmanagementmedicinenursing and social sciences.

Student enrollment exceeds 9,800 students, forty percent of whom are undergraduatesFacultyand students hail from more than 90 countries, with academic interests that reach every region of the world. Case Western Reserve, with the support of individuals, corporations and foundations, aids nearly 100 designated research centers.

As a service-oriented institution dedicated to civic leadership, Case Western Reserve seeks individually and collectively to prepare our students to improve the human condition and to direct the benefits of discovery toward a better society. This effort is not limited to the university's classrooms, laboratories, librariesresidence halls and athletic fields, but includes partnerships with many other institutions. We build these partnerships believing that our ability to improve the human condition should begin in our own community.

Case Western Reserve University remains Ohio's top-ranked school among the nation's premier national universities, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report and is the only Ohio institution ranked in the top 50 nationally. We promote a culture of inquiry marked by rigor, creativity, curiosity, innovation, respect, sensitivity and open communication of ideas.

The university supports interdisciplinary partnerships in education and research with numerous faculty holding joint appointments in more than one Case Western Reserve school or department, as well as at neighboring institutions. These relationships launched many of the unique pairings of science, business and liberal arts into the centers and programs that enhance the undergraduate and graduate experience at the university. Our dual degree programs enrich the educational experience for those students who choose to balance the technical requirements of engineering or the sciences with a strong interest in the humanities.

With more than $375 million in research funding annually, the university attracts outstanding undergraduate and graduate students along with renowned faculty whose research has made significant contributions to the way we live and work. Case Western Reserve counts 15 Nobel laureates among our alumni and current and former faculty, including the first American scientist to ever receive the prize.

Our students' experiences in cultural institutions, clinics, social service agencies and industry are not viewed as “extra-curricular,” but create the learning experience that defines a Case Western Reserve education. The university's service programs in the Cleveland Municipal School District have impacted more than 145,000 students with more than 43 signature programs. The university has launched more than 580 community partnerships on the local, national and international levels. Annually the university sponsors Case for Community Day, an event where hundreds of Case Western Reserve employees and students lend their time and talent to targeted community development projects in the Greater Cleveland area.

Our alumni number more than 110,000 and constitute a “who's who” of every profession. Alumni represent one of the university's strongest resources, playing a vital role in campus life through their work as advisors, mentors, friends and advocates.

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