The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Villanova University has an opening for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of dynamics and control. The department has established research strengths in mobile robotics, autonomous systems, machine learning, and nonlinear dynamics and control. Candidates are expected to complement and strengthen existing department research or develop new high-impact research directions.
The primary responsibilities include developing and sustaining a vibrant research program, collaborating with faculty in the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics and Control (CENDAC) and the Villanova Center for Analytics of Dynamic Systems (VCADS), and teaching and developing undergraduate and graduate courses.
PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field, a proven ability for high quality research, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence and innovation.
Villanova is a Carnegie-classified doctoral university and the Mechanical Engineering faculty are internationally recognized for their research achievements. The department has 22 full-time faculty members, approximately 300 undergraduate students, and 150 graduate students. We are committed to providing a rigorous educational experience in the discipline of mechanical engineering, graduating well-rounded leaders and life-long learners, who aspire to achieving professional excellence. We are equally committed to the discovery, dissemination, advancement and application of cutting-edge research. Inspired by the Augustinian-Catholic tradition, we value an inclusive and diverse community in which we prepare our students to demonstrate the highest ethical conduct and contribute to the well-being of humankind. The Department of Mechanical Engineering and the College of Engineering are deeply committed to work-life balance and family-friendly programs for our faculty. The university is located 12 miles from Philadelphia along the historic Main Line. From its founding in 1842 to its position today as a nationally recognized leading university, Villanova University has forged a path of academic excellence.
The position starts in August 2020.