Job ID: 136388

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering - Dynamic Systems (Tenure Track)

Youngstown State University

  • Jan. 15, 2020
  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering - Dynamic Systems (Tenure Track)
  • Mechanical Engineering Program
  • Youngstown State University
    Youngstown , OH
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering - Dynamic Systems (Tenure Track)

The Mechanical Engineering Program is seeking a faculty member who can teach classes at the undergraduate and graduate level in mechanical engineering, with emphasis in the solid mechanics, dynamics systems, vibrations, & controls area. The ideal candidate will be able to develop externally funded research projects and work effectively with local and regional companies including the National Additive Manufacturing Innovative Institute, America Makes, located in Youngstown. YSU is student centered and, as such, this person must be an effective classroom teacher, a good communicator, and a person who can work effectively with students to achieve their full potential as mechanical engineers. Duties include developing and teaching courses from the sophomore to graduate level in the mechanical engineering program, actively pursuing external funding, student advising, and participation in college, university and community service. This is a tenure-track appointment.

Youngstown State University—an urban research university—emphasizes a creative, integrated approach to education, scholarship, and service. The University places students at its center; leads in the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge; advances civic, scientific, and technological development; and fosters collaboration to enrich the region and the world.

The University: Creates diverse educational experiences that develop ethical, intellectually curious students who are invested in their communities; Provides access to a broad range of undergraduate programs; Offers graduate programs in selected areas of excellence, including those that meet the needs of the region; Supports economic development through applied learning and research; Integrates teaching and learning, scholarship, and civic engagement; Fosters understanding of diversity, sustainability, and global perspectives; and Advances the intellectual and cultural life of the city, region, and world.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field. An undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering is required.

Preferred Qualifications: All areas of specialty in Mechanical Engineering will be considered, but preference will be given to applicants in the areas dealing with solid mechanics dynamic systems, vibrations, & controls. Industrial experience, competence with computational tools, and experience with laboratory development are highly desirable. Candidate should have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and hands-on laboratory based instruction; dedication to continued professional development and scholarship; and a demonstrated interest in working with students. Professional Engineers license is preferable.

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