University of Arkansas, Mechanical Engineering Fayetteville, AR, United States
Sep 29, 2017Full time
The Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Arkansas is seeking outstanding candidates to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting in August 2018. Areas of interests include traditional and emerging control systems, robotics, and autonomous systems. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated scholarly research and be able to collaborate with faculty members within one or more of the Department’s existing or emerging areas of research strength. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core mechanical engineering classes in support of our undergraduate and graduate programs, establish an externally funded research program, and contribute to the departmental service needs. Applicants must have an earned doctorate degree in mechanical engineering or other closely related disciplines. The successful candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated proficiency in both written and oral communication in English. We are especially interested in receiving qualified applications from underrepresented minorities and women. The Department of Mechanical Engineering has 22 faculty members with current enrollment of approximately 575 undergraduates, many who participate in the University Honors College. The MS and PhD programs serve approximately 50 graduate students. The College of Engineering consists of eight departments that offer BS degrees in nine disciplines, MS degrees in ten disciplines, and a PhD degree in Engineering with several concentrations. The undergraduate enrollment in the college currently stands at over 3,000 and the graduate enrollment stands at almost 900. The college has 103 tenured/tenure-track full-time faculty associated with it and generally has externally funded annual research expenditures of approximately $20M. For additional information, please see the department web page at http://mechanical-engineering.uark.edu/. About the University of Arkansas: Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries. Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus. As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary. Where To Apply: Please refer to the University of Arkansas website at http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/22630 for application instructions. Applications received by November 6, 2017 will receive full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.