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Mechanical Eng. Assistant/Associate Professor 2018

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Requisition Number: 0810836
Number of Open Positions: 2
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor
Other Title Information: Mechanical Eng. Assistant/Associate Professor 2018
Position Type: Faculty
Organization: 214271 - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Position Summary:

Two tenure-track faculty positions in Mechanical Engineering. (1) Expertise is sought in the area of sensors, vision/imaging systems and data processing applied to vehicle dynamics and control. Proficiency in multi-vehicle simulation and interaction of vehicles equipped with autonomous driving technology is highly desirable. (2) Expertise in optimization of multi-vehicle dynamics in the context of safety, fuel efficiency, and traffic flow through V2X technologies. Knowledge in the mechanical engineering aspects of vehicle-to-internet communication is necessary.

Ad Text:

Mechanical Engineering at The University of Alabama invites applications for two new tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in vehicle engineering starting as early as Spring 2018. Applicants must have a PhD degree in mechanical engineering or similar by date of appointment. Applicants must show the potential to establish a quality research program, collaborate effectively with other faculty, and excel in teaching. Applicants must demonstrate strong records in external funding and publication and a PhD graduation rate for consideration at the Associate Professor level.

The two open positions are: (1) Autonomous Vehicle Dynamics and Control (one position): Expertise is sought in sensors, vision/imaging systems and data processing applied to vehicle dynamics and control. This includes basic knowledge of sensors such as radar, cameras, and LIDAR. An understanding of systematic testing of vehicle-intrinsic sensors and vehicle dynamics in the context of software-in-the-loop (SIL), hardware-in-the-loop (HIL), bench testing, and road testing is necessary. Proficiency in multi-vehicle simulation and interaction of vehicles equipped with autonomous driving technology is highly desirable. (2) Vehicle Dynamics based on V2X Technology (one position): Expertise in optimization of mechanical engineering aspects of multi-vehicle dynamics in the context of safety, fuel efficiency, and traffic flow through V2X technologies is sought.

Applicants should apply online at http://facultyjobs.ua.edu, requisition 0810836. Required application documents include: resume/curriculum vitae, cover letter, and names of three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until both positions are filled. For additional information, please contact: Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian, email: bharat@eng.ua.edu.

Additional Position Information:

Applicants must have a PhD in mechanical engineering or a closely related field by the date of appointment. Industrial experience is highly desirable and collaboration with colleagues in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science departments is expected.

Applicants must show the potential to establish a quality research program, collaborate effectively with other faculty, and excel in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Applications will begin being reviewed immediately, and continue until both positions are filled.

For consideration at the Associate Professor level, applicants must demonstrate strong records in external funding, publication, and a PhD graduation rate commensurate with this level of appointment.

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Search Initiation Date: 08/07/2017
Expected Starting Date: 08/16/2018
Special Instructions to Applicants:
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  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  2. In what field(s) was/were your BS degree(s) earned?

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  3. In what field(s) was/were your PhD(s) earned?

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  4. What is the name of your PhD granting institution?

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  5. What year did you receive your PhD? Answer "pending" if your PhD is not yet complete.

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  6. How many years of university-level teaching experience do you have?
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    • 4 or more
  7. What is your research area?

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  8. List up to 5 keywords related to your research field. (separated by commas)

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter