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Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

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Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

Tracking Code22599929840819Job Description

The College of Engineering at Boston University has embarked on a bold new strategic plan that will pursue excellence and impact along six convergent and collaborative research themes: (1) Intelligent, Autonomous and Secure Systems, (2) Synthetic Biology, Tissue Engineering and Mechanobiology, (3) Energy, Sustainability and Climate, (4) Materials by Design, (5) Photonics and Optical Systems, and (6) Neuroengineering, Neuroinformatics, and Neuroscience. The Department of Mechanical Engineering (MechE) is conducting a search at the Assistant Professor rank. We welcome applications from candidates focused on Emerging Areas of Mechanical Engineering, including, but not limited to: (1) sensing and actuation in robotics, (2) interfacial and multiscale dynamics with applications in fluids, aerospace, or similar topics, and (3) sustainable manufacturing.

Boston University is an AAU institution with a rich tradition of inclusion and social justice and a commitment to broadening participation of underrepresented groups in engineering. We are proud that we were the first American university to award a PhD to a woman. The enhancement of diversity and inclusion in engineering is a foundational initiative in the College of Engineering’s new strategic plan.

BU’s MechE department has a long history of leadership and collaboration in its core areas of Biomechanics; Micro/Nanoengineering (MEMS/NEMS); and Robotics and Autonomous Systems. We attract exceptional graduate students and talented faculty at all levels. Our faculty lead and participate in several high-profile, multidisciplinary research centers, including the Institute for Sustainable Energy, the Center for Multiscale and Translational Mechanobiology, the Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science and Engineering, the Center for Information and Systems Engineering, BU’s NSF Engineering Research Center in Cellular Metamaterials, the Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Science and Engineering, BU Nano Center, and the Photonics Center.

Required Skills

Leading Assistant Professor tenure-track candidates would hold a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a related field and would be prepared to conduct an experimental and/or computational research program that would complement and enhance the existing strengths in the Mechanical Engineering Department. We are explicitly looking for candidates who have an interest in the societal impact of their research.

DO NOT APPLY THROUGH THE BOSTON UNIVERSITY HR WEBSITE.

Applicants should visit https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22187 to submit: 1) a cover letter that describes your research/creative and teaching interests, 2) a teaching statement that describes your teaching philosophy and experience, 3) a diversity statement that describes how you, through your teaching and/or scholarship, will contribute to our goal to engender a more inclusive and diverse environment, 4) a statement of research accomplishments and goals including how a focus on collaborative and convergent research can affect your research impact, 5) a current CV, and 6) three references with their contact information.

We encourage candidates to apply early, as we will begin reviewing applications on November 18, 2022. Applications received by December 16, 2022 will be given full consideration.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources site.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job LocationBoston, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular

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What compelled the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to award Boston University a grant to fight newborn mortality in Zambia? Why did Martin Luther King, Jr. adopt BU as a place where he could hone his message of justice and equality? And what is the catalyst that prompts 32,557 students from 135 countries to call BU their home every semester? It’s in our DNA: an inherent desire in each of our students, faculty, and staff to vigorously and dauntlessly pursue knowledge—and embrace the unlimited possibilities that come with it.

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As you can see below, it takes people, ideas, and a little luck (Boston, you’re our town) to make BU what it is today: one of the most dynamic universities in the world.

Celebrated thinkers: On any given day, students will find themselves mesmerized by Nobel Prize winners, a poet laureate, and the first biomedical engineer ever to receive a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Award,” among others.

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