Assistant Professor of Engineering - Materials Science & Material Joining

Oakland University

Rochester, MI

ID: 7092197
Posted: January 13, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description Summary
We seek applicants with research and teaching interest relevant to material fastening and joining, including but not limited to static and dynamic analysis, modeling, simulation, design, and validation of advanced material joining processes, which are the focus of our Fastening and Joining Research Institute (FAJRI) and the recently awarded NSF IUCRC center for Composite and Hybrid Materials Interfacing (CHMI). Successful candidates are expected to recruit and sustain NSF-mandated membership on the CHMI center’s Industrial Advisory Board (IAB), grow the existing material joining programs, and develop new externally funded and research programs that include both fundamental and applied research. Additionally, successful candidates are expected to recruit and supervise MS and Ph.D. students, teach courses, and expand material joining curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. An earned doctorate in Materials/Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field is required, along with evidence of recent accomplishments that indicate strong potential for success and leadership in research, teaching, and service. Candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Minimum Qualifications
An earned doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science or a related program.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial) and statements of research and teaching interests to https://jobs.oakland.edu/postings/23530. Candidates should also provide a diversity and inclusion statement that describes their interests and/or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion, e.g., through mentoring, pedagogy, activism, faculty recruitment/retention, or research on issues related to diversity and social inequality. Contact information for three references should be provided and letter writers will be contacted by the online hiring system. An application is considered complete when all required information is received.
School/College & Department/Program Summary
The Mechanical Engineering Department has over 20 full time faculty members who are dedicated to excellence in research, teaching and service. In addition to their individual research, the ME faculty lead research initiatives of four (4) centers on campus; namely, the NSF IUCRC for Composite and Hybrid Material Interfacing (CHMI), Fastening and Joining Research Institute (FAJRI), Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, and the Automotive Tribology Center (ATC).
Oakland University Standard Language
Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral university of high research activity located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 142 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing. As an anchor institution in southeastern Michigan, Oakland University is committed to building ongoing and collaborative relationships with the surrounding communities. Community and civic engagement enhances the lives of our students and has a positive impact on our broader community.