Employment Opportunities

Faculty Position Announcements

2016-17 Recruitment Cycle

The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology is considering applicants for several tenure-track faculty positions at the levels of Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor. Applications will be entertained in any of the School’s research areas with an emphasis on multidisciplinary activities in autonomy, energy, health, transportation, environment, mechanics, materials, manufacturing, security, and systems engineering. A Ph.D. or equivalent qualification is required. Those applying for Associate and Full Professor positions should have established records in research that demonstrates nationally and internationally recognized expertise. Industrial experience is desirable, but not required. Each position requires a balance of undergraduate teaching, graduate teaching, and research.  Apply online at http://www.me.gatech.edu/employment/apply.shtml. Send inquiries to woodruff.school.faculty.recruiting@me.gatech.edu. The review of applications will begin immediately.  To be considered during the 2016-17 recruitment cycle, all documents need to be received by January 15, 2017. After a thorough review, invitations for interviews to selected candidates will be sent out. The recruiting process will continue until all positions are filled.


Acoustics and Dynamics

The Acoustics and Dynamics Research Area Group is seeking excellent candidates in all areas of acoustics, wave propagation, vibrations, and dynamics. Particular areas of emphasis include flexible multibody dynamics, acoustics and vibration in the built environment, and environmental acoustics.  In the area of Flexible Multibody Dynamics, we are particularly interested in individuals who can make fundamental contributions to the field while extending the field’s reach to new and existing application areas, such as robotics, automotive, space, and defense systems. With respect to acoustics and vibrations in the built environment, we are interested across a broad range of topics including architectural acoustics, noise and vibration control, and psychoacoustics.  In environmental acoustics, we are interested in the source modeling, sound propagation, and impact assessment of anthropogenic noise sources in the ocean and atmosphere, including those associated with transportation, exploration and extraction of fossil fuels, and alternative energy development.


Automation & Mechatronics

The Automation and Mechatronics Research Area Group is seeking highly qualified candidates with interdisciplinary interests to complement our educational and research activities within the broad areas of robotics, automation, and control systems both in theory and applications. In particular, we are interested in individuals with expertise in biomedical robotics, health monitoring, fluid power applications, autonomous vehicles, and automotive systems.



The Bioengineering Research Area Group is seeking candidates to complement the existing team of faculty within the School working in the areas of cardiovascular biomechanics, orthopaedic biomechanics, cellular engineering, micro/nano-materials/devices/instrumentation, bioheat/mass transfer, biomanufacturing, stem cell engineering, and tissue engineering/regenerative medicine.  Candidates would be expected to take advantage of the unique interdisciplinary research environment provided by the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience and the Georgia Tech/Emory/UGA Center on Regenerative Engineering and Medicine.


Computer-Aided Engineering & Design

The Computer-Aided Engineering & Design Research Area Group is seeking applicants in the areas of design theory and methodology, cognitive systems, model-based systems engineering, design informatics, biologically inspired design, design for the life cycle, design education, design of socio-technical systems, and integrated systems design. Applicants with design science specializations in materials, manufacturing (especially additive manufacturing), automotive, energy, and healthcare/biomedical systems as well as other emerging technologies are encouraged to apply.


Fluid Mechanics

The Fluid Mechanics Research Area Group is seeking applicants s in the area of fluid mechanics.  The ideal candidate should have a background in fundamental fluid mechanics and interests in problems of current relevance.  Areas of particular application interest are:  complex fluids; energy; and biological systems. Rank is open but preference will be given to hiring at the assistant professor level.


Heat Transfer, Combustion & Energy Systems

The Heat Transfer, Combustion, and Energy Systems Research Area Group is seeking candidates to complement and collaborate with existing faculty within the school on a variety of heat transfer and energy related research topics. We are interested in the best candidates with preference given to applicants at the assistant and associate professor levels.  The focus areas of computational reacting flows, ground transportation and thermal energy conversion efficiency, and solar-thermal systems for water are of particular interest. Research emphasizing micro/nano-scale heat transfer is of lesser priority. Candidates would be expected to take advantage of the unique interdisciplinary research environment provided by the department as well as several research centers and initiatives on campus.



The Manufacturing Research Area Group is seeking nomination and applications for candidates who perform theoretical and experimental-based research in manufacturing processes and systems in the broad areas of novel materials (nano, polymers, composites, ceramics, hard alloys) to include ultra lightweight structures, energy and solar, biomedical, flexible electronics and micro-electronics packaging.


Mechanics of Materials

The Mechanics of Materials Research Group (MoMRG) is seeking candidates with strong backgrounds in applied mechanics working in the following areas: (i) interface of mechanics of materials and biology, with emphasis on biomimetics, (ii) mechanics of nanomaterials and multiscale characterization, and (iii) mechanics of soft and functional materials, including those with multiple (e.g., mechanical, chemical, thermal, electrical or optical) functionalities.  Applicants should be able to teach statics and strength of materials at the undergraduate level, basic materials science courses in material structure and structure-property relations, and continuum mechanics, energy methods, fracture, inelasticity well as well other related areas of mechanics at the graduate level.  It is expected that successful candidates will be able to cultivate relationships both within and outside of the GWW School, especially in areas of biology, bioengineering, materials processing and fabrication, and materials design.  Priority will be given to applicants who combine aspects of advanced diagnostics, novel experimental approaches, and modeling across various length scales, and complement existing GWW faculty expertise (http://www.me.gatech.edu/research/mechanics).


Micro & Nano Systems

TheMicro & Nano Systems Research Area Group is seeking candidates to complement the existing team of faculty within the School working in the areas of transducers, acoustic sensors, biomedical devices,AFM, ferroelectric actuators, microfluidic devices, nanowires, and novel techniques for measurement of their thermal and mechanical properties.  Specific areas of interest are development of novel MEMS/NEMS fabrication processes that complement our current research activitiesand scalable nanomanufacturing. Candidates would be expected to take advantage of the unique interdisciplinary research environment provided by the Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology, the Manufacturing Research Center, and Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience at Georgia Tech.


Nuclear and Radiological Engineering

The Nuclear and Radiological Engineering Program seeks outstanding applicants. Research areas of interest include radiation detection; reactor design; nuclear fuel cycle; and nuclear materials.  Qualifications include an earned doctorate degree in nuclear engineering or a related field, the ability to obtain research funding and to advise graduate students, and broad teaching skills in fission areas.



The Tribology Research Area Group is seeking applicants for faculty positions in the areas of theoretical and/or experimental tribology.  Special emphasis will be given to candidate with backgrounds in the areas of nano-tribology, surface engineering and tribo-materials, and elastohydrodynamic lubrication.





College-Wide Positions


We are seeking exceptional candidates in the area of Autonomy at the Assistant or Associate Professor levels. Autonomy is an interdisciplinary area encompassing different engineering disciplines, and we are interested in applicants that can span these disciplines through collaborative and interdisciplinary research, with particular focus on robotics and control theory. Application domains of special interest range from mobile, legged, humanoid and flying robotic systems to autonomous automotive systems.



Few industries influence the quality and prosperity of human life as much as energy. Of the 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering espoused by the National Academy of Engineering, arguably six either directly or indirectly deal with energy-related issues. Energy research at Georgia Tech spans a continuum from generation to storage to conversion to transmission and distribution to efficiency. In partnership with the Strategic Energy Institute, the College of Engineering will seek to build upon existing strength and seek interdisciplinary contributors to address these important issues in the upcoming hiring cycle.


Data-Enabled Design and Manufacturing

Data science (or “big data”) is an area of tremendous potential for which the ultimate applications and outcomes remain largely untapped. In our next hiring cycle, the College of Engineering will endeavor to identify individuals capable of using data science to advance such disparate areas as systems design, materials & manufacturing, the “Internet of Things,” and life sciences.