Posted until filled, with review of applications to begin January 2, 2018
Full Time/Part Time
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly the University of Missouri – Rolla) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the general area of autonomous systems, such as small spacecraft systems, unmanned air vehicles, mobile robots, and swarms. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, embedded intelligence, large interconnected systems and coordinated control, and human interaction with autonomous systems.
Applications are invited from candidates that possess an earned Ph.D. in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or closely related fields. This opening is anticipated to be filled at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidates will demonstrate the potential to establish and grow a strong research program and will participate in all aspects of the Department's mission, which includes research, teaching and service.
The department currently has 41 faculty members, including 37 tenured and tenure-track faculty, over 950 undergraduate and approximately 250 graduate students. The Department offers the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The Department seeks to significantly increase the national visibility of its research and graduate program while maintaining its high standards of teaching. The Department is housed in a state-of-the-art Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering complex with 144,000 square feet of teaching and research laboratory space. Details regarding the department can be found at http://mae.mst.edu/ . In addition, details of research centers on campus can be found at http://www.mst.edu/research/.
Missouri S&T is one of the nation's leading research universities. Located about 100 miles west of St. Louis in the community of Rolla, Missouri S&T is an accessible, safe and friendly campus surrounded by Ozarks scenery. Missouri S&T offers degrees in engineering, the sciences, liberal arts, humanities and business, with master's and Ph.D. programs available in many of the science and engineering programs and master's degrees in biological sciences, business administration and technical communication. With nearly 9,000 students enrolled online and on campus, Missouri S&T is big enough to accommodate a diverse population but small enough for individuals to stand out.
Candidates should include the following with their letter of application: current curriculum vitae, a list of graduate courses taken, statement of research plans including areas in which the candidate has an interest in collaborating with other faculty, statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2018 and applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. All application materials must be electronically submitted to the Missouri University of Science and Technology's Human Resource Office using the following address: http://hr.mst.edu/careers/academic/ . Acceptable electronic formats that can be used include PDF and Word.
The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.
Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.
All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
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