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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Memphis invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, beginning August 2023. Candidates with teaching and research interests in all areas related to dynamics, system dynamics, controls, vibration, and mechatronics will be considered.

Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanical engineering, obtaining research funding from external sponsors, supervising graduate students, and providing professional service. Applicants must have an earned doctoral degree in mechanical engineering or a related field, or earn the degree within the first semester of hire, have strong communication and teamwork skills, and a commitment to collaborate on interdisciplinary collaborative research. Those applying for Associate Professor position should have established record in research that demonstrates nationally and internationally recognized expertise.

The University of Memphis is the largest public university and engineering program in western Tennessee and has an enrollment of about 22,000 students. The Herff College of Engineering at The University of Memphis is nationally ranked in both its undergraduate and graduate programs. Additional information about the college and the department can be found on the Herff College of Engineering website.

The Department currently has 13 tenured/tenure-track faculty positions and an enrollment of about 350 students pursuing B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. New faculty hires are targeted towards individuals who can build strong externally-funded research programs, participate in interdisciplinary research, grow the departmental graduate programs, and establish themselves as outstanding educators.

The city of Memphis is an attractive location in Tennessee, and is world-renowned for its music, food, and hospitality. Memphis is home to three Fortune 500 companies (FedEx, International Paper, and AutoZone) and has a strong presence in health, biomedical devices, transportation, automotive, aero-propulsion and entertainment industries. The Herff College has many partnerships with local industry for both research and education applications.

Applications are to be submitted via https://workforum.memphis.edu. Click on the faculty box to find the posting for the Assistant/Associate Professor positions in Mechanical Engineering. Applications must include a teaching plan, research plan, a comprehensive curriculum vitae, and the full names and contact information of three professional references. The committee will begin screening applications on 1 December 2022 and will continue until the positions are filled.

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