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Faculty Positions in Mechanical Engineering @ Boston University

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The Boston University Department of Mechanical Engineering anticipates openings for multiple tenure-track junior faculty positions.  Areas of emphasis include (a) Robotics, particularlyMechanotronics (b) the intersection of Nanofabrication and Soft Robotics and (c) Emerging Areas of Mechanical Engineering such as Multifunctional Materials, Photoacoustic Imaging, or Optomechanics.  Additionally, we anticipate hiring a non-tenured Professor of the Practice.

The Mech E department is collaborative and multi-disciplinary with strong expertise in systems and control, biomechanics, MEMs/NEMs, nanofluidics, advanced materials, and nanomedicine.  The department is further strengthened by its affiliation with the Division of Systems Engineering and the Division of Materials Science and Engineering.  The College of Engineering is ranked 35th in the nation by US News and World Report, having improved its ranking more than any other Engineering school in the country that was ranked in the top 54 ten years ago.

The Department has 46 primary faculty members, many of whom are affiliated with other centers at BU including the Photonics Center, BU Nano, the Center for Space Physics, the Hariri Institute for Computing and the newly established Sustainable Energy Institute. The department has recently completed a nearly 5000 sq ft Robotics Research Facility with capabilities for research on coordinating ground and air vehicles. At the graduate level, the Department offers research and professional Masters degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Product Design and Manufacture with specializations in Robotics, Data Analytics, and Cybersecurity along with our PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering. 

Leading Assistant Professor tenure-track candidates would hold a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a related field of engineering or applied science, have postdoctoral experience, and show potential for leading an independent and vibrant research program. BU also places high value on excellence in teaching.

Boston University is an AAU institution with a rich tradition dedicated to inclusion and social justice. We are proud that we were the first American university to award a Ph.D. to a woman and that Martin Luther King Jr. received his Ph.D. here. The College of Engineering includes diversity as one of five strategic goals. We are dedicated to increasing the participation of all talented students and are committed to the pursuit of engineering by underrepresented groups at BU and beyond.

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Applicants should submit a brief letter of interest, statement of accomplishments and plans, a current CV and contact information for three references to the appropriate link below. For full consideration, applicants should upload materials before November 15, 2016.


Junior Robotics:

Junior Nanofabrication-Soft Robotics:

Junior Emerging Areas:

Professor of the Practice:

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status

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