Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Memphis.
Primary responsibilities of the chair are to provide visionary leadership; to encourage excellence and innovation in research, instruction and service; to advance professional development of faculty, staff and students; to promote productive relationships with all constituents including students, parents, alumni, industry and government agencies; and to foster productive interdisciplinary relationships with a variety of entities across the University community and beyond.
Applicants must hold an earned doctorate degree in mechanical engineering or a closely related field. In addition, candidates must be eligible for appointment at the rank of Professor. Commitment to, and knowledge of, affirmative action, equal employment opportunity and diversity are required. The successful candidate will have a proven record of scholarly and administrative leadership, as well as the vision and ability to foster growth in academic programs, external support, and research programs, such as the College’s advanced manufacturing initiative.
Salary will be competitive and the University also provides a comprehensive benefits package and a research incentive compensation program. Information about most of these programs is available at www.memphis.edu. Candidates with exceptional credentials may be considered for an endowed position commensurate with their level of achievement.
Letters of nomination and applications are to be submitted via https://workforum.memphis.edu. Click on the faculty box to find the posting for the Chair position. Applications must include a letter detailing personal qualifications and experience as related to the position, a comprehensive curriculum vita, and the full names and contact information (the address, phone number, and email address) of three professional references. The committee will begin screening applications on October 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.