Overview

Assistant Professors of Mechanical Engineering (Tenure-Track) Louisiana State University

 

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) at the Louisiana State University (LSU) continues its significant growth of faculty.

The Department is currently seeking excellent applicants to fill two tenure-track positions in Mechanical Engineering.

 

The College of Engineering (CoE) at LSU is experiencing a period of unprecedented growth, which includes an investment of a $110M in a new engineering complex, a result of a public-private partnership.

 

The CoE actively encourages interdisciplinary research including, but not limited to, Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, Energy, and BioTechnology.

Depending on their background, new hires will have the opportunity to leverage the resources and collaborative environments of the CoE, the National Center for Advanced Manufacturing (NCAM – http://ncam.eng.lsu.edu/), the recently NSF-funded ($20M over 5 years) Consortium for Innovation in Manufacturing and Materials (CIMM), the Institute for Advanced Materials (IAM), the Center for Computation and Technology (CCT – https://www.cct.lsu.edu/), as well as partnerships with IBM and ANSYS.

 

The MIE Department realizes Mechanical and Industrial Engineering education, research and scholarship. It aspires to advance professional frontiers within a creative, multi-disciplinary and diverse atmosphere that promotes discovery, creativity and innovation. It is the largest of seven departments in the CoE and is currently home to 25 Mechanical Engineering faculty, 8 Industrial Engineering Faculty, and a vibrant undergraduate and graduate student body. The faculty conduct funded research across a broad spectrum of traditional and emerging areas.

 

The Department offers separate B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degree programs in both Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering. Further information on the Department can be found at: http://www.mie.lsu.edu/.

 

Duties of the positions include undergraduate and graduate level teaching and providing associated service; initiating and sustaining independent, externally-funded research leveraging their specialty area, and supervising graduate students.

 

Successful candidates are expected to develop substantive collaborations across departmental and college boundaries, engage industry and develop activities supporting the State’s economic development efforts.

 

Job Requirements:

Successful candidates will possess a Ph.D. in Engineering or a related scientific field (ABD candidates will be considered if degree will be obtained by August, 2017), with at least one degree in Mechanical Engineering. Please see position descriptions online for additional information regarding qualifications.

 

General Area: Robotics

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a growing Robotics Team and support a recently introduced multidisciplinary Robotics Minor in the College of Engineering.

Required Qualifications: At least one degree in Mechanical Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Engineering or related scientific field (ABD candidates will be considered so long as degree requirements are met prior to August, 2017); at least four years of experience, including graduate study; experience with robotics. Preferred Qualifications: Background in any area of robotics is welcome, including but not limited to: industrial robotics, collaborative robotics, integrated human robotics (e.g., assistive and wearable robotics), autonomous vehicles, subsea robotics, and medical robotics.

 

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General Area: Advanced Manufacturing

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a growing Manufacturing and Materials Team and contribute to developing a Manufacturing Minor in the College of Engineering.

Required Qualifications: At least one degree in Mechanical Engineering, with a Ph.D. in Engineering or related scientific field (ABD candidates will be considered so long as degree requirements are met prior to August, 2017); at least four years of experience, including graduate study; experience with advanced manufacturing. Preferred Qualifications: Background in any area of advanced manufacturing in metals/alloys is welcome, including but not limited

to: additive manufacturing, intelligent manufacturing, digital manufacturing, friction stir welding and their applications. Experimental and/or modeling experience are equally welcome.

 

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled and those received before February 1, 2017 will be guaranteed full consideration.