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Requisition # 71440

Position Basics

Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Thursday, July 27th, 2017
College:College of Engineering
Department:Mechanical Engineering



Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) at The University of Iowa invites applications and nominations for two full-time tenured or tenure-track open-rank faculty positions in all areas of Mechanical Engineering, with particular interest in mechatronics, robotics and autonomous systems, sensing and control, manufacturing automation, smart product design & optimization, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other emerging application areas. These positions will be effective in the Fall 2018 semester.  An earned doctorate in mechanical engineering or a related discipline is required.  

The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Programs offer excellent opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration at research centers with established global reputations, such as the Center for Computer-Aided Design, IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering, the National Advanced Driving Simulator and the Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging, as well as the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (UIHC), a world-renowned research and teaching hospital.

The MIE Department is a home of innovative research and innovative teaching activities. Faculty responsibilities include effective classroom teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanical engineering, developing curricula and laboratories, supervising M.S. and Ph.D. students, publishing journal articles, and establishing and maintaining an externally funded research program that contributes to the overall goals of the College of Engineering. Effective communication and leadership skills are vital. Teaching experience is desirable. 

The University of Iowa understands the link between diversity and excellence in education.  We embrace our responsibility to create a welcoming and inclusive campus culture so that all community members are able to unlock their own potential and be prepared for their future.  Faculty members in the College of Engineering contribute to this mission in all areas of faculty effort by designing curricula, research programs, and engagement opportunities that advance understanding of diversity and emphasize the value of global citizenship.  Candidates are asked to provide a Commitment to Diversity statement addressing their experience, current activities, and/or future plans to advance diversity and inclusion in alignment with the University of Iowa’s mission and values.

The University of Iowa is committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and diverse faculty and staff, which involves providing opportunities for employees to “Build a Career | Build a Life.” For more information about local work/life resources, including dual-career support, please see:  https://worklife.uiowa.edu/. Salary and benefits are excellent. 

Candidates must submit a letter of application that includes a statement of research and teaching interests, a Commitment to Diversity statement, the names and addresses of three references, and a current curriculum vitae. Please address all required and desirable qualifications in your application materials.

Applications will be reviewed starting November 1, 2017; however, they will be accepted until the position is filled.  

Education Requirement:

Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or a related discipline.

Required Qualifications:

  • Expertise in focused areas of research demonstrated by relevant publications.

  • Strong commitment to effective teaching and mentoring of students

  • Potential to develop, or demonstrated development of, a nationally recognized, externally funded research program.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Commitment to a welcoming and inclusive environment of learning and scholarship.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Willingness and ability to teach and develop courses in the area of mechanical engineering.

  • Strong publication record as evidenced by multiple first or senior author publications in high-impact journals.

  • Evidence of interdisciplinary collaboration.

  • Evidence of ability to attract research funding.

Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vitae
Name and Contact Information of References
Letter of Application
Commitment to Diversity Statement
 Number of References:  3

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Contact Information

Contact:James H J Buchholz - james-h-buchholz@uiowa.edu
Cend-Mechanical Engineering
2440 SC
Department URL: https://mie.engineering.uiowa.edu/

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