Faculty Position Announcements
2013-14 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 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 email@example.com. The review of applications will begin on October 1, 2013. To be considered for the Spring recruitment process, all documents need to be received by January 10, 2014 and invitations for interviews to selected candidates will be sent soon thereafter. 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 medical, ocean, and environmental acoustics. In medical acoustics, we are interested in exploring innovative uses of sound in medical applications,
especially for imaging and for therapeutic applications. In ocean acoustics, we are interested in exploring long-range propagation and acoustics in the littoral environment. 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, mobility systems, and complex engineering 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 Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience and the Georgia Tech/Emory Collaboration on Regenerative Engineering and Medicine.
Computer-Aided Engineering & Design
The Computer-Aided Engineering & Design Research Area Group is seeking applicants for tenure-track faculty positions at all ranks in the areas of design theory and methodology, model-based systems engineering, design informatics, biologically inspired design, design for the life cycle, and integrated systems design. Applicants with specializations in the design of automotive, energy, and healthcare/biomedical systems as well as other emerging technologies are also of interest.
The Fluid Mechanics Research Area Group is seeking applicants for tenure track positions 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. Duties include teaching, service, and the establishment of an externally sponsored research program. 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 seek candidates in the area of energy systems with a focus on novel thermal energy storage methods, low temperature/cryogenic energy systems, thermal transport in buildings, computational combustion, and renewable energy technologies. 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 nominations and applications from candidates who perform theoretical- and experimental-based research in manufacturing processes and systems in the broad areas of innovative processing, novel materials (nano, polymers, composites, ceramics and hard alloys) to include light-weight structures, energy and solar, biomedical, flexible electronics and micro-electronics packaging.
Mechanics of Materials
The Mechanics of Materials Research Group is seeking potential faculty with strong background in applied mechanics working in the following areas: (i) interface of mechanics of materials and biology, with emphasis on biomimetics, (ii) mechanics of functional materials, including those with multiple functionality (mechanical, chemical, thermal, etc.), and (iii) computational mechanics in support of the materials genome project. Applicants should be able to teach statics and strength of materials at undergraduate level, basic materials science courses in material structure and structure-property relations, and graduate courses in continuum mechanics, energy methods, fracture, and other related areas of mechanics. 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.
Micro & Nano Systems
TheMicro & Nano Systems Research Area Group is seeking candidates at the assistant professor rank to complement the existing team of faculty within the School working in the areas of transducers, acoustic sensors, biosensors, AFM, ferroelectric actuators, microfluidic devices, nanowires, thin films and novel techniques for measurement of their thermal and mechanical properties. Specific areas of interest are biomedical devices based on MEMS/NEMS and 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.
The Tribology Research Area Group is seeking applicants for tenure track 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, bio-tribology, surface engineering and tribo-materials, and elastohydrodynamic lubrication.