The Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Mississippi is seeking a creative and entrepreneurial tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level, beginning Fall 2022. The successful candidate is expected to develop and teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, such as Kinematics, Dynamics of Machinery, Vibrations, and Experimental Stress Analysis; develop an independent research program; and advise students and participate in department/university/professional service activities. The selected candidate may also need to teach the undergraduate Structures and Dynamics Lab. Proven expertise in experimental characterization of material response at high strain-rates, shock loading, and Digital Image Correlation (DIC) techniques are essential to build a strong, externally funded research program in emerging areas such as smart adaptive structures and bio-inspired engineering systems for blast and impact hazard mitigation applications. Opportunities exist for leveraging multi-disciplinary research collaborations with the available departmental and university wide facilities. The Mechanical Engineering Department Blast and Impact Dynamics research facility includes two state of the art shock tubes, tension and compression Split-Hopkinson Pressure Bar apparatus, and newest low-velocity / high impact energy test equipment. Diagnostic capabilities also include two million-frames-per-second high speed cameras along with 2D-3D GNOMDIC Software and access to supercomputing facilities.
Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline by time of appointment. The selected candidate should have established a strong record of teaching and research accomplishments, publications, and funding appropriate for their career stage. Candidates are also expected to develop a sponsored research program, supervise graduate students, employ inclusive practices in their classrooms and research programs, collaborate with other faculty, and have a commitment to university and professional service.
Interested candidates should include 1) a cover letter expressing interest; 2) a statement summarizing past and future contributions to promote diversity and inclusion; 3) a statement of teaching goals as related to our departmental focus; 4) a statement of research; 5) a detailed curriculum vitae including academic and professional experience; 6) PDF copies of a maximum of two significant, peer-reviewed publications; and 7) contact information for a minimum of three references.
The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.
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