Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering (3555, 3557, 3581)

Idaho State University

Pocatello, ID

ID: 7088345
Posted: November 3, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Primary Purpose

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is searching for three tenure track Assistant Professors in the following areas to begin in August 2022:

Thermal/Fluids
Biomechanical/Biomedical Engineering
Robotics/Mechatronics
As an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering, the expectation for the successful applicants is to participate in developing and teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in their respective area of interest, as well as in the core undergraduate curriculum, to build a collaborative, externally funded research program and to perform professional service. Further, the applicants are expected to mentor graduate students and participate synergistically with the ME faculty in the activities of the Measurement and Control Engineering Research Center in the College of Science and Engineering (CoSE), and with other research groups both within CoSE and across campus. The appointment begins in August, 2022 (AY 2022-2023).

Key Responsibilities

Teaching undergraduate/graduate courses according to the ME workload policy with teaching responsibilities based in Pocatello, covering our needs from the aforementioned emphasis areas. However, there is an expectation of taking on other reasonable course assignments (3000 level and lower) from our core Mechanical Engineering curriculum. Courses may be offered via distance learning to the Idaho Falls CHE campus.
Pursuit of an active, collaborative, externally funded research program, including publication of research, participation at conferences, and supporting graduate students with GRA’s.
Must be willing and capable of building synergistic interactions both within the department, and across campus.
Mentoring graduate students.
Advising undergraduate students in Pocatello.
Serve as a possible mentor for projects in the ME senior capstone design course (ME 4496A, B).
Service on committees.
The selected candidates must be able to obtain an Idaho Professional Engineering (P.E.) license within three years.
Minimum Qualifications

An earned PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field
A demonstrated record of research (publications and seeking external funding)

Preferred Qualifications
Expertise in at least one of the 3 areas (Area of specialization will not exclude you from consideration for any of the other positions.):
Thermal/fluids: Heat Transfer, Thermal Fluids, Energy Systems, Fluid Dynamics, and Computational Modeling
Biomechanical/Biomedical Engineering: including Sensor and Sensing Equipment Design, End-user Smart Systems, Data Acquisition and Analysis, Medical and Diagnostic Devices, Control, and Human-Machine Interactions and Interfaces
Robotics/Mechatronics: Robotics, Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery, Machine Design, Mechatronics, and Measurement Systems
Experience (at least one year) teaching Mechanical Engineering courses.

Please submit the following documents with your application:
Letter of application which includes the area of specialization, CV/Resume, statements of teaching and research interests, and a list of three (3) professional references with contact information.
Position will remain open until filled. Salary will be between $72,000 and $80,000 annually, commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.