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The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is seeking to hire several full-time tenure-track faculty at the ranks of Assistant or Associate Professor; applications for Full Professor will also be considered for exceptional candidates. Applicants must have earned Doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering, or closely related disciplines, and are required to have a record of quality teaching and scholarship. Successful applicants will collaborate with existing faculty members, teach classes to support the undergraduate and graduate programs, develop new courses, advise and recruit graduate students, and are expected to develop a robust, externally funded research program in one of the following areas:
(1) Robotics and Autonomous Systems: biomechanics, soft robotics, compliant robots for manufacturing, advanced networked control systems, multi-agent dynamic systems, cooperative robotics, cyber-physical systems, and de-centralized path planning to support robotic programs with a strong applied complement. Faculty will have the opportunity to work with the NERVE Center, a 10,000 sq. ft. robot testing facility, as well as the NASA Valkyrie humanoid robot.
(2) Structural Dynamics and Dynamic Systems: Development of advanced structural dynamic modeling techniques using analytical and experimental approaches (conventional finite element and experimental modal analysis complimented with advanced hybrid system modeling and reduced order modeling for linear and nonlinear systems). Modeling and analysis of dynamic systems with applications to wind energy, aerospace, vehicle, robotic, energy or other systems.
(3) Thermofluid Transport: Computational transport phenomena including multi-physics, multi-scale, multi-phase, and/or reaction kinetics with a specific focus on energy applications such as combustion, plasma processes, solar thermal and photo-thermochemical, electrochemical, and biomass energy systems, as well those related to the food-energy-water nexus.
(4) Mechanics & Materials: Design of advanced materials and/or structures relevant to applications of automotive, energy, robotics, flexible structures, flexible electronics, 3D printing or sustainability. Composite materials are of particular interest; expertise in other material systems will also be considered.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.
-Applicants must have earned Doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering, or closely related disciplines by the time of appointment (September, 2017)
-Record of quality teaching and scholarship preferred
-The ability to work effectively with diverse groups