UNC Charlotte is well known for the breadth and strength of its metrology and advanced manufacturing research groups. These faculty work collaboratively in diverse areas including metal forming, metrology, additive manufacturing, surface finishing, machining, surface and dimensional metrology, freeform optics, and design of machines and instruments for advanced manufacturing. The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science provides access to state of the art research facilities, including world-class metrology tools and extensive precision engineering production equipment. The Department is home to the internationally recognized Center for Precision Metrology (CPM), and has strong participation in the Center for Freeform Optics (CeFO) and Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) within the college; a strong candidate will be able to interact with these centers and other industry partners.
Minimum Experience / Education:
UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or closely related field and a background in existing areas of metrology or manufacturing expertise or extend that expertise to new and emerging areas including, but not limited to, materials science, advanced data analytics in manufacturing, metal forming, advanced manufacturing, sustainability, composite materials and polymer processing. In addition, they must demonstrate significant accomplishments or outstanding potential in scholarship, teaching, and research, depending on the rank of appointment. Successful candidates are expected to: 1) develop nationally and internationally recognized, externally funded research programs as evidenced by high-quality publications and successful mentoring of students; and 2) contribute to teaching and curriculum development at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and 3) contribute to diversity initiatives at the University.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.