The Mechanical Engineering Department at Northwestern University invites applications for the non-tenure-track position of Professor of Instruction – Electromechanical Design. Appointment level (Assistant, Associate, or Full) is dependent on qualifications.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach a signature multi-quarter course on electromechanical design and to advise student design projects. Additionally, the successful candidate may teach core undergraduate courses in mechanical design and manufacturing processes. Students will be primarily undergraduate and graduate students in Mechanical Engineering, the Master of Science in Robotics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Biomedical Engineering. This position will also interface with the Segal Design Institute, the Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
Candidates should exhibit a strong and sustained record of practical electromechanical design, as evidenced by leadership in significant design projects or fielded products. The successful candidate will possess skills in some or all of the following areas: mechanical design, CAD, mechanism design, GDT, finite element analysis, FMEA, manufacturing processes, mechanical component selection, motor and transmission selection, sensor selection, machining, rapid prototyping, mechatronics, signal processing, dynamics, real-time control, embedded computing, circuit and PCB design, and project management. The successful candidate will also demonstrate an ability and enthusiasm to lead student teams.
To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by August 1, 2016. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Application materials should be submitted to the Search Committee Chair via the web interface at: https://facultysearch.mccormick.northwestern.edu/apply/index/ODU
Required documents include:
· Cover letter
· Curriculum Vitae
· Research Statement: A 1-2 page statement describing a significant electromechanical design project demonstrating the skills described above
Optional documents include:
· Teaching Experience: A 1-2 page statement describing the topics you would like to cover, and the course format, for a hands-on two- or three-quarter electromechanical design course of your own design (e.g., a robot design course)
· Representative Paper 1: A link to an online portfolio of electromechanical design work
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.