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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)

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Position Summary: 
The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant/Associate or Full Professor level in the areas of Artificial Intelligence/Data Science/Machine Learning as applied to Mechanical Engineering.

The applications of AI, Big Data, and Machine Learning techniques to Mechanical Engineering include, but are not limited to the following areas:

Robotics, automation and control.  Development of novel robotics; mechanisms and actuators. Healthcare, rehabilitation and assistive robotics.

Design and Manufacturing. Smart sustainable manufacturing and design, additive manufacturing, generative design.

Mechanics of materials. Theoretical, computational, or experimental approaches applied to novel materials such as bioinspired materials; materials used in energy storage/conversion systems.

Thermo-fluids mechanics. Application of thermal-fluids to  biological systems or bio-inspired systems; environmental systems. complex fluids and thermal systems for energy systems, multiphase systems with phase change.

With 28 tenured/tenure-track faculty, the NJIT MIE Department is an advanced research-active department. Research thrust areas include Biomechanics, computational fluid mechanics, biomedical devices, robotics, controls and automation, smart materials, mechanics of complex materials, advanced energy systems, thermal-fluid systems, climate modeling, computer aided design, machine learning, supply chain and operations research. MIE research projects are funded by NSF, other federal agencies, NJ state, industry and private foundations. The department offers bachelor, master and doctoral programs in both Mechanical and Industrial Engineering serving about 1300 students.

Essential Functions: 
Candidates are expected to conduct and advance scholarly research in pertinent areas and be able to secure external research funding from federal and state agencies and from industry. Candidates are also expected to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in mechanical engineering as well as provide service to the program, department, university, and profession.

Prerequisite Qualifications: 
- Applicants are expected to have a doctorate (Ph.D. or D.Sc.) in mechanical engineering, or closely related field.
- Applicants should have evidence of high-quality scholarly achievements that demonstrates independent research, and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education.
- Industry experience and the ability to obtain professional licensure are desirable.
- Candidates must have the potential to establish an externally funded research program in their area of expertise.
- At the university's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be exempted where the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Special Instructions to Applicants: 
Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications must include a curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references. Questions may be directed to the search committe chair, Dibakar Datta at

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