Assistant or Associate Professor of Manufacturing Engineering

Position ID: 38555
Location
Institution: 
Georgia Southern University
College/Div/School: 
Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering & Computing
Department: 
Department of Manufacturing Engineering
Branch Campus: 
NA
Position Description
New Position?: 
No
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor, Associate Professor
Job Description: 

 

 

Assistant/Associate Professors—Search #67572

Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing

Department of Manufacturing Engineering

The Department of Manufacturing Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computing invites applications and nominations for three tenure-track assistant or associate professor positions. Applicants with expertise in all areas of Manufacturing Engineering are encouraged to apply, with specific areas of most interest being Robotics and Automation, Instrumentation and Controls, Advanced Machining and Materials Processing, Industrial Systems Engineering, and Materials Science. All positions will be located on the Statesboro campus.

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. The expected timeline for the first entering class will be fall 2018. Complete details are available at http://consolidation.georgiasouthern.edu/

The mission of the College and Department is to maintain a dynamic and evolutionary environment of excellence in teaching, research, and service in which students, faculty, and staff can achieve their professional goals. In these endeavors, the College fosters student-centric professional learning experiences utilizing advanced technologies applied with state-of-the-art equipment, inspire innovation and invention, encourage sustainability, and technically and economically enrich our communities and societies. The vision of the recently formed Department of Manufacturing Engineering is to be a leader in manufacturing engineering in the areas of student-centric and application-based teaching, research, and service. Within this setting, the department offers courses in the first undergraduate Manufacturing Engineering program in Georgia and the only comparable program within a 500-mile radius. The department is dedicated to meeting the current and future needs of manufacturers by producing career-ready manufacturing engineers who are prepared in both theory and practice. The Manufacturing Engineering program is widely supported by state government and regional industry enabling well equipped laboratories for teaching and research.

Position Description. Reporting to the chair of the department, the positions require an ability to perform teaching, scholarship, and service responsibilities along with a terminal degree. The successful candidates will be required to: (1) develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses (lecture and laboratory); (2) supervise MS-level theses and undergraduate projects; (3) pursue scholarly activities (including externally-funded research and disseminating it through high quality, peer-reviewed publications); (4) engage in academic mentoring; (5) assist in program assessment and execution of the department’s continuous improvement plan; (6) participate in appropriate professional service; and (7) participate in professional activities and organizations. The positions are academic (9/10-month), tenure-track appointments, and the salaries are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • A terminal degree in Manufacturing, Industrial, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering, or Materials Science, or a closely related discipline by August 1, 2018
  • Effective English communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses effectively
  • Demonstrated potential to conduct funded research in the relevant field
  • Minimum of 5 years full-time college/university teaching experience at the assistant professor level is required for the rank of associate professor, along with a strong record of research and service with publications and presentations in professional venues.

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Pre-terminal degrees in the disciplines listed above
  • Industrial experience
  • Preference will be given to candidates with background in the following areas:

Robotics and Automation including robot system research, robotic applications research and development, instrumentation and controls, and advanced manufacturing system software

Advanced Machining and Materials Processing emphasizing machining including micromachining, metal forming and joining, advanced machining, and finishing processes

Materials Science with emphasis on manufacturing and materials processing in metals, composites, plastics, and/or polymers

Industrial Engineering including but not limited to manufacturing facilities design, safety engineering, production quality, and lean manufacturing

Application Procedure:

Screening of applications begins March 1, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The anticipated position starting date is August 1, 2018. A complete application consists of a cover letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered.  Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent via email (as a single PDF file) to:

Dr. Haijun Gong, Search Chair, Search #67572

Department of Manufacturing Engineering

Georgia Southern University

Electronic mail: mfge@georgiasouthern.edu

Telephone: 912-478-2464

More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or http://cec.georgiasouthern.edu/manufacturing-engineering/. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act.

Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

Contract Period: 
9 months
CIP Discipline Code: 
Manufacturing Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Materials Science
Degree Levels: 
Doctorate
Position Type: 
Faculty
Dates
Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 9, 2018
Position Starting Date: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Recruitment Data
Search Chair: 
Dr. Haijun Gong
Phone Number: 
(912) 478-2464
Status
Vacancy Status: 
ACTIVE

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