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Mechanical Eng. NTRC Asst. Professor

The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Assistant Professor

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Mechanical Eng. NTRC Asst. Professor



Position Summary::

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Alabama invites applications for non-tenure renewable contract faculty positions. Exceptional applicants are sought that have a passion for teaching and curriculum development for undergraduate and graduate classes in either advanced manufacturing systems or thermofluids science. Candidates will be considered for a one year non-tenure track Assistant Professor position subject to annual renewal.

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Alabama ( invites qualified candidates to apply for multiple non-tenure track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor rank with specializations relevant to convergent and emerging areas of mechanical engineering in two broad tracks of advanced manufacturing systems and thermofluids science.

Under the advanced manufacturing systems track, particular attention will be given to candidates with expertise in robotic and automated manufacturing, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), as well as artificial intelligence, virtual/augmented reality and connectivity applied to advanced manufacturing systems. Under the thermofluids science track, candidates with knowledge in cyber-physical energy systems, sustainable energy are being sought. The Department has established strong track records and strengths in these areas as evident by the fast rise in the number of faculty, externally funded research and collaboration with major industrial companies.

The ME department benefits from the College and University’s expansion in enrollment and facilities including completion of the $300 million Shelby Engineering and Science Quadrangle in 2014 which provides nearly 1,000,000 square feet of state-of-the-art research and instructional space. Applicants must have a doctorate (Ph.D.) in mechanical engineering or a closely related field. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a high performance level in the classroom, actively engage students, and take a leadership role in curricular matters.

Application packages must be submitted electronically at and should include a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching interests and experience, and contact information for at least three references. Applications will be accepted and reviewed continuously until the position is filled with a start date of August 16, 2022.

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

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The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more.
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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, with an expected start date as early as August 16, 2022.



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The University of Alabama embodies an academic community that demands excellence in teaching, research and service and provides an inclusive, nurturing environment for the discovery of knowledge and the development of well-rounded leaders. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college and known as the Capstone of Higher Education, UA provides a premier undergraduate and graduate education built upon global engagement, high-quality scholarship, outstanding teaching, and diversity and inclusivity throughout the community.

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