The Department of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering at Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure-system position in the area of solid mechanics with a focus on experimental mechanics. Candidates must have an earned PhD in mechanical engineering or related field. The position will be filled at Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level depending on the qualifications and record of the successful candidate. Applicants should have a strong background in solid mechanics and demonstrated expertise in experimental methodologies. Research topics include but are not limited to the development and/or application of experimental techniques to measure mechanical behaviors of materials such as composites, metals, ceramics, polymers and soft materials at different scales. The candidate is expected to establish a sustainable research program, make significant scholarly contributions to their discipline, be an effective teacher and mentor of both undergraduate and graduate students, and engage in institutional and professional service. The department is particularly interested in candidates with a history of promoting diversity in their research, teaching, and service.
This position is open to applicants in all areas of research and teaching specialization within solid mechanics, with an emphasis on experimental mechanics. Candidates are encouraged to describe the potential impacts of their research focus as well as how their work might complement existing strengths in the Department of Mechanical Engineering or other research programs at Michigan State as research fit will be a factor in evaluation. Active research areas in Mechanical Engineering are described at https://me.msu.edu/research.
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Doctorate -Mechanical Engineering/Closely Related Field
Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field, with a strong background in solid mechanics and demonstrated expertise in experimental methodologies.
Applicants should have a strong background in solid mechanics, with an emphasis on experimental mechanics.
Required Application Materials
Applicants must submit a detailed resume, a cover letter summarizing their qualifications, vision statements for teaching and research, and the names and contact information for at least three references.
For full consideration, applications should be received before December, 3 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis thereafter until the position is filled. Nominations or questions are welcome by contacting the search committee chair through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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