TENURE TRACK position at the assistant professor level in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering starting August 14, 2017. The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanical and aerospace engineering, advise undergraduate and graduate students, conduct cutting-edge research across disciplines, supervise master’s and Ph.D. theses, and serve on university, college, and department committees. The candidate is expected to develop new courses, as necessary, and the associated laboratory facilities. Candidates must have earned a doctoral degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering or related discipline.
Applicants with a background in solid and structural mechanics, biomedical engineering, vehicle and space systems engineering, automotive structures, and/or tribology are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with proven research and publication record, and with potential to secure externally funded research grants. Successful candidates will be expected to actively contribute to collaborative and interdisciplinary research.
The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) department offers Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering, and a Ph.D. program in Mechanical Engineering. The MAE department currently enrolls about 120 M.S. and Ph.D. students and 800 undergraduate students. Both the undergraduate mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering programs are accredited by EAC/ABET. More information can be found at: https://wmich.edu/mechanical-aerospace/
Western Michigan University (WMU), is a vibrant, nationally recognized student-centered research institution with an enrollment of approximately 24,000 students. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies WMU among the nation’s fewer than 200 top research universities.
Kalamazoo is in a metropolitan area in southwestern Michigan, midway between Chicago and Detroit. The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers 14 bachelor's degree programs, 11 master’s programs, and 6 doctoral programs. The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences has seven academic departments, with programs in engineering, engineering technology, and applied sciences. The college is housed in a new $100 million facility (Floyd Hall) located on a 270-acre engineering campus. This site includes a new engineering complex and a Business Technology and Research Park.
Submit a single PDF file that includes the following: a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a statement of research interests and teaching interests, and contact information for three references. The file should be submitted online at wmich.edu/hr/jobs
(0603783). Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
Western Michigan University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer consistent with applicable federal and state law. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.