The University of South Alabama (USA) in Mobile, Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the William B. Burnsed, Jr. Department of Mechanical Engineering. The expected starting date is January 1, 2020. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or a closely related field at the time of appointment. The successful candidate must have a record of outstanding scholarship and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate engineering education. Applicants with research interests in any area of mechanical engineering, materials engineering or aerospace engineering are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in mechanical engineering, graduate engineering courses relevant to their expertise, and develop a successful program of scholarly research including external funding and publication.
Located in the beautiful historic city of Mobile, the university is a public Doctoral Research-Intensive institution enrolling over 14,500 students in its nine colleges and schools. Mobile is home to Airbus America’s Engineering Center and the first Airbus assembly lines in North America. The city serves as a busy U.S. port and a main center of commerce for the 600,000 residents of Alabama’s two coastal counties.
The William B. Burnsed, Jr. Department of Mechanical Engineering is housed in Shelby Hall, a modern 155,000 sq ft. state-of-the-art building. The department offers the BSME (ABET accredited) and MSME degrees. The College of Engineering offers the Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) in Systems Engineering and a Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering track in conjunction with the USA College of Medicine. Opportunities exist for collaborative research with the faculty in the College of Medicine and with the growing aerospace industry in the region.
For more information on USA, please visit www.southalabama.edu. Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
Interested candidates should submit (1) a cover letter, (2) letter of teaching statement, (3) letter of research specialization and future research statement, (4) current curriculum vitae, (5) a list of at least three references, and (6) completed Biographical data form located at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13864.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates will be asked to submit official transcripts of their BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees prior to an offer of a position.