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Open Rank, Tenure Track - Mechanical Engineering

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Multiple positions are available. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and continue until positions are filled. Expected start date is August 16, 2018. Interested applicants will apply to this posting with: (1) a letter of intent, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a concise description of research plans, (4) a teaching plan, and (5) names & contact information of 3-5 references. Questions about the departmental search may be directed to: Department of Mechanical Engineering Jamil A. Khan, Professor and Chair khan@cec.sc.edu (803) 777-1578

Posting Details

Posting Summary

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Posting Number FAC00157PO17
Classification Title Assistant Professor
Internal Title Open Rank, Tenure Track - Mechanical Engineering
Campus Columbia 01
College/Division College of Engineering and Computing
Department Mechanical Engineering
Advertised Salary Range Commensurate with experience
Location of Vacancy
Part/Full Time Full Time
Hours per week 37.5
Hours per year 1462
Position Category Full-time Equivalent (FTE)
Basis 9 months
Work County Richland 40
Tenure Information Tenure-Track/Tenured
Job Search Category Faculty

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Benefits for FTE Positions

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The College of Engineering and Computing at the University of South Carolina is in the process of expanding its tenured and tenure-track faculty members. As part of this growth, the Department of Mechanical Engineering seeks dynamic new tenured and tenure-track faculty members (at all ranks) for Fall 2018. We also desire candidates whose expertise aligns with vital cross-cutting initiatives identified by the College. For details on these initiatives, please visit: http://cec.sc.edu/employment.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering houses Nuclear and Aerospace Engineering Programs, therefore, the department will also recruit faculty for these programs as well. In alignment with these initiatives and to continue to build on our existing nationally-recognized programs, research themes of particular interest to the Department include:

• Energy & Water [enhanced heat transfer, thermo-electric power, drive trains for wind-power, thermo-solar materials for energy, aero-thermal, propulsion, materials for harsh environments, nuclear power, nuclear fuels and materials, nuclear fuel cycle, and nuclear safeguards]

• Smart & Agile Manufacturing [metallic materials processing with interest in composites, additive manufacturing, solid mechanics with computational & experimental methods, aerospace (vehicle) design, aerospace structures and materials, and process simulation]

• Smart & Connected Communities [structural health monitoring and predictive maintenance, structural design, strength or new sustainable development]

The Department also supports the Biomedical Engineering program, and prospective faculty with expertise in this area may apply via: http://cec.sc.edu/jobs/BMED.

Required Education and Experience

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in mechanical, nuclear, or aerospace engineering or a closely-related field, a demonstrated record of research accomplishments, and an outstanding capacity for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. The successful candidate will be expected to develop internationally-recognized, externally-funded research programs that complement existing departmental strengths.

Preferred Qualifications

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date 08/16/2018
Job Open Date 11/03/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant

Multiple positions are available.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and continue until positions are filled. Expected start date is August 16, 2018. Interested applicants will apply to this posting with: (1) a letter of intent, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a concise description of research plans, (4) a teaching plan, and (5) names & contact information of 3-5 references.

Questions about the departmental search may be directed to:
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Jamil A. Khan, Professor and Chair
khan@cec.sc.edu (803) 777-1578

Quicklink for Posting http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/20978
EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Funding Information

Position Attributes

Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate your primary preferred focus area.
    • Energy and Water
    • Smart/Agile Manufacturing
    • Smart/Connected Communities
    • Other
  2. * If "Other" was selected as the primary preferred focus area or if you have a secondary preferred focus area, please describe the area of interest.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Portfolio
  4. Teaching Portfolio
  5. List of References and Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Other Supporting Documents