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The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University invites applications for multiple tenure-stream faculty positions performing fundamental research in the general area of computational mechanics and engineering. Appointments start in August 2014.
For these positions we seek individuals developing computational models and algorithms involving novel computer architectures to solve problems related to complex systems characterized by multiple physical processes, complex geometries, or to the resolution of interactions between various length and time scales. Research areas of interest may include, for example, fluid mechanics or solid mechanics problems involving flows in porous materials and media; fluid structure interaction; computational biomechanics and biomedical imaging; chemical/biological pollution modeling; energy production; algorithms that take advantage of massive computing resources; systems involving composites, biomaterials or soft materials, and metals, or manufacturing processes involving these materials.
Candidates at all ranks will be considered. The successful candidates will be expected to develop an externally funded interdisciplinary research program of national prominence that includes fundamental research, publications in journals and high quality conferences, and training graduate students. Multidisciplinary research across a broad range of disciplines is strongly encouraged and is being actively pursued by the faculty. Leadership is expected in development of educational programs to provide state-of-the-art knowledge to both undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates must hold an earned doctorate in mechanical engineering or a closely related field, with evidence of research accomplishments, teaching skills, and ability to work effectively with other researchers; ability to mentor graduate students; ability to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the mechanical engineering curriculum; a strong publication record; and ability to work with other researchers, diverse groups, and diverse students. Prior postdoctoral experience is desirable but not required.
The Mechanical Engineering Department has 35 faculty members with a strong commitment to research, teaching, and service. Research strengths are in the areas of automotive engines and turbomachinery, experimental mechanics and composite structures, experimental and computational fluid mechanics and thermal sciences, dynamic systems and controls, manufacturing, biomechanics and bioengineering, and solid mechanics. The department is home to the Energy and Automotive Research Laboratories and has affiliations with other centers within MSU, including the Composite Vehicle Research Center, the Composite Materials and Structures Center, the Fraunhofer USA Center for Coatings, the High Performance Computing Center, and the Biomedical Imaging Research Center.
MSU enjoys a park-like campus with outlying research facilities and natural areas. The campus is adjacent to the city of East Lansing and the capital city of Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of approximately 450,000. Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education. Michigan State University is pro-active in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career couples, both inside and outside the University. Information about WorkLife at MSU and the College of Engineering can be found at http://www.egr.msu.edu/WE.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of at least three references, and statements of research and teaching interests for this position through http://jobs.msu.edu and refer to posting # 8592 (PDF files are preferred) or click here. Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2014. Nominations or questions are welcome by contacting the search committee chair, Prof. Patrick Kwon, through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.