Job listing: Assistant Professor - Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (tenure-track junior faculty)
McNAIR Center for Aerospace Research & Innovation
The McNAIR Center at USC’s College of Engineering and Computing seeks highly qualified individuals for a tenure-track junior faculty position in the area of Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided (Automated) Advanced Manufacturing applicable to Aerospace Systems. The candidate is expected to help design and build automated systems for different manufacturing processes such as automated fiber placement, tape layup, filament winding, and additive and subtractive manufacturing technologies. The faculty is also expected to work synergistically with design, optimization and processing teams. Outstanding candidates with expertise in research related to automated manufacturing of composite and multi-functional materials for aerospace, and state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques with theoretical knowledge of and practical experience with computational geometry are encouraged to apply.
The position is part of an existing cluster of faculty with research and teaching expertise in the area of heterogeneous engineered composite material systems, structural mechanics and design, and manufacturing. Duties are to develop a strong educational and externally funded research program in collaboration with the University of South Carolina McNAIR Center and the faculty and staff of the related departments and colleges at the university. Tenure-track appointment will be made in the department of Mechanical Engineering at an Assistant Professor rank and salary commensurate with the candidate’s credentials.
Columbia is the flagship university of the South Carolina system and the only university in the state designated as a "high research and high service activity" university by the Carnegie Foundation. The College of Engineering and Computing currently has 105 tenure track faculty members with annual research expenditures of over $30 million. The National Research Council has recently ranked several of the doctoral programs in the college, including the Mechanical Engineering program, in the top 35 in the nation.
The application package should include in a single PDF document: 1) vitae, 2) statement of research plans, 3) statement of teaching interests, and 4) contact information for three references. Send the application package to Chair, Search Committee for CAD/CAM Aerospace, University of South Carolina, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 300 S. Main St., Columbia, SC 29208. Electronic submissions in the form of one PDF file via email to email@example.com are encouraged; please include “Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing” in the subject line. The selection process will begin on August 1, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. University of South Carolina is an AA/EO employer. The Search Committee is particularly interested in receiving applications from traditionally under-represented groups. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status. The University of South Carolina has designated as the ADA Title II, Section 504 and Title IX coordinator, the Executive Assistant to the President for Equal Opportunity Programs. The Office of the Executive Assistant to the President for Equal Opportunity Programs is located in Suite 805 of 1600 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC; telephone 803-777-3854.
B.S. degree and a doctoral degree in mechanical, industrial or manufacturing engineering; or a closely related field.
Experience in areas including, but not limited to, unmanned aerial systems, aircraft and spacecraft structural design and manufacturing, robotics, multidisciplinary design and optimization, knowledge based engineering, engineered material design and manufacturing. Outstanding candidates with expertise in research related to aerospace engineering, manufacturing of composite and multi-functional materials, state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques with theoretical knowledge of and practical experience with computational geometry are encouraged to apply.
Applications can be emailed to: Adrianne Beasley, Administrative Coordinator, McNAIR Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research, firstname.lastname@example.org
15 July 2013