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Faculty positions in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at NC State

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North Carolina State University (NC State) invites applications and nominations for one or more tenure-track faculty positions in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE). Appointments will be targeted at the Assistant Professor level with the expected start date in Fall 2019. Applicants are expected to have a doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or other closely related fields, before the start date of the position. The search will be conducted in the following three areas:

Area 1: Aerospace Mechatronics including applications to UAV’s, satellites, sounding rockets, and autonomous vehicles

Area 2: Energy including energy storage, energy conversion, and the nexus of food, energy, and water

Area 3: Robotics including medical robotics, soft robotics, self-learning robotics, and robotic teams

Successful applicants should demonstrate interest and capabilities for developing active, internationally visible, externally sponsored research programs. The candidates should demonstrate a commitment to effective teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC) is among the largest and most prominent in the nation. The department offers separate B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in both Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Aerospace Engineering (AE). The MAE department currently boasts 45 tenure-track faculty, 6 non-tenure-track teaching faculty, and 15 staff members. The Department has an enrollment of over 1,100 undergraduates and 400 graduate students. The department is housed in Engineering Building III, a four-story, 250,000-square foot facility built in 2010. NC State’s location on Centennial Campus, combined with its proximity to the Research Triangle Park and neighboring universities, provides extensive opportunities for academic and industrial interaction and collaboration. Further information on the department can be found at:

Application materials include 1) a cover letter, 2) a statement on research, 3) a statement on teaching, 4) curriculum vitae, and 5) the names and contact information of four professional references. In the cover letter, please specify the area in which you would like to be considered. Please submit the application materials electronically to Job #00000662 at NC State Job site. For full consideration, candidates must apply by December 1, 2018. Apply now >>

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