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Louisiana State University | Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Job Description

Job Posting Title:Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Tenure-Track / Two Positions)

Position Type:Faculty

Department:LSUAM Engineering - School of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (Dimitris E Nikitopoulos (00006339))

Work Location:LSU - Baton Rouge

Pay Grade:

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) at The Louisiana State University (LSU) continues its significant growth of faculty. The Department is currently seeking excellent applicants to fill two tenure-track positions in Mechanical Engineering.

The College of Engineering (CoE) at LSU is experiencing a period of unprecedented growth, which includes a brand new $110M engineering complex, a result of a public- private partnership.

The CoE actively encourages interdisciplinary research including, but not limited to, Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, Energy, and BioTechnology. Depending on their background, new hires will have the opportunity to leverage the resources and collaborative environments of the CoE, the National Center for Advanced Manufacturing (NCAM - http://ncam.eng.lsu.edu/), the recently NSF-funded ($20M over 5 years) Consortium for Innovation in Manufacturing and Materials (CIMM), the Institute for Advanced Materials (IAM), the Center for Computation and Technology (CCT - https://www.cct.lsu.edu/), as well as partnerships with IBM and ANSYS.

The MIE Department realizes Mechanical and Industrial Engineering education, research and scholarship. It aspires to advance professional frontiers within a creative, multi-disciplinary and diverse atmosphere that promotes discovery, creativity and innovation. It is the largest of seven departments in the CoE and is currently home to 26 Mechanical Engineering faculty, 8 Industrial Engineering Faculty, and a vibrant undergraduate and graduate student body. The faculty conduct funded research across a broad spectrum of traditional and emerging areas.

The Department offers separate B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degree programs in Mechanical Engineering, and B.S., M.S. degree programs in Industrial Engineering. Further information on the Department can be found at: http://lsu.edu/eng/mie.

Duties of the positions include undergraduate and graduate level teaching and providing associated service; initiating and sustaining independent, externally-funded research leveraging their specialty area, and supervising graduate students.

Successful candidates are expected to develop substantive collaborations across departmental and college boundaries, engage industry and develop activities supporting the State's economic development efforts.

General Area of Emphasis: Advanced Manufacturing

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a growing Manufacturing and Materials Team and contribute to developing a Manufacturing Minor in the College of Engineering.

Required Qualifications: At least one degree in Mechanical Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Engineering or related scientific field (ABD candidates will be considered so long as degree requirements are met prior to August, 2018); at least four years of experience, including graduate study; experience in advanced manufacturing.

Preferred Qualifications: Background in any area of advanced manufacturing in metals/alloys or bio-manufacturing is welcome, including but not limited to: additive manufacturing, intelligent manufacturing, digital manufacturing, friction stir welding, tissue engineering, bio-printing and their applications. Experimental and/or modeling experience are equally welcome.

General Area of Emphasis: Robotics

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a growing Robotics Team and support a recently introduced multidisciplinary Robotics Minor in the College of Engineering.

Required Qualifications: At least one degree in Mechanical Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Engineering or related scientific field (ABD candidates will be considered so long as degree requirements are met prior to August, 2018); at least four years of experience, including graduate study; experience with robotics.

Preferred Qualifications: Background in any area of robotics is welcome, including but not limited to: industrial robotics, collaborative robotics, integrated human robotics (e.g., assistive and wearable robotics), autonomous vehicles, subsea robotics, and medical robotics.

Additional Job Description:

Special Instructions:Please attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, research plan statement and three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address.

A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled, and those received before February 1, 2018 will be guaranteed full consideration.

Posting Date:October 12, 2017

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

Essential Position (Y/N):

EEO Statement:

LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.

HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed HR@lsu.edu

About Louisiana State University

LSU holds a prominent position in American higher education and is committed to meeting the challenge of pursuing intellectual development for its students, expanding the bounds of knowledge through research, and creating economic opportunities for Louisiana. LSU is in a state of such dynamic transformation, changing and evolving to meet the needs of its students, faculty, and the people of Louisiana. LSU's national flagship agenda brings into focus the university's commitment to excellence at every level. LSU is one of only 25 universities nationwide designated as both a land-grant and sea-grant instituation and was designated a space-grant institution in 2005. It also holds the Carnegie Foundation's designation as a Doctorate-granting University, with very high research activity. LSU's instructional programs include 197 undergraduate and graduate/professional degrees.

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