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Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Date Posted Sep. 6, 2018
Title Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
University Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Department Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
  • Worcester, MA
    United States
 
  • Assistant Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering
 
 


Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Department: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Position Status:

Basic Function:

Worcester Polytechnic Institute's (WPI) Mechanical Engineering Department has a tenure-track faculty position available at the assistant professor level. Research areas of interest include smart-systems, autonomous vehicles, design with emphasis on human interface, haptics, medical device design, holographic human interfacing, and/or smart product design are encouraged to apply. The candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanical engineering. Candidate is required to have a PhD or equivalent degree in mechanical engineering or a relevant discipline. The candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanical engineering. Candidate is required to have a PhD or equivalent degree in mechanical engineering or a relevant discipline.
The Mechanical Engineering Department at WPI (http://www.wpi.edu/academics/me/) has 39 full-time faculty members and offers undergraduate degrees in mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering to over 1000 students. The department offers graduate degrees in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, materials science and engineering, and manufacturing engineering to over 300 graduate students. The department's externally sponsored research expenditures have been consistently exceeded $10M a year.
WPI's reputation as a rigorous and innovative university rests on the shoulders of its faculty. A highly selective, private technological university and one of the nation's first, WPI believes that when great minds work together, great advances follow. At WPI the boundaries to multidisciplinary collaboration are lowfaculty members, students, and other partners work together on the real-world projects and purposeful research that are hallmarks of the WPI experience. We are most proud of a recent No. 1 ranking for faculty who best combine research and teaching. (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Ed, 2016). Located one hour west of Boston, the university's campus is in Worcester, Massachusetts, a thriving 21st century college city recognized as a growing hub of scientific and technological innovation.
Applications should include curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and a list of five professional references. Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged. This search will remain open until the position is filled. Questions can be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor John Sullivan at sullivan@wpi.edu.

Responsibilities:

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Qualifications:

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Posting Date: 08/31/2018

Close Date:

Open Until Filled:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

EEO Information:

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

Criminal Background Check Statement:

A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

To apply, visit: https://wpi.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WPI_External_Career_Site/job/Worcester/Assistant-Professor_R0000009-1

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