Employment Opportunities

2018-2019 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 and environment, bioengineering, transportation, advanced manufacturing, mechanics, cyberphysical systems, machine learning, data sciences, 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. 

Georgia Tech is committed to a diverse and inclusive work and educational environment.  Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for these positions.

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 2018-19 recruitment cycle, all documents need to be received by January 18, 2019. 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


Automation Robotics & Control

The Automation & Mechatronics Research Area Group is seeking highly qualified candidates with interdisciplinary interests to complement our educational and research activities within the broad areas of automation, robotics, and applied dynamics/controls.

Candidates may have interest and expertise in one or more of the following areas but not limited to: 1) aerial, ground, and underwater autonomous robots, 2) image processing and image-based navigation, 3) medical robotics, 4) manufacturing, 5) energy systems, 6) human-robot interaction, 7) automotive systems, and 8) sensors and actuators.

The ideal candidate will be an innovator in the field of applied dynamics and controls who has the capacity to build an experimental research program in this domain.  There is a great opportunity for faculty in this area to develop their own world-class research and teaching programs at Georgia Tech.  The Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM) at Georgia Tech offers strong opportunities for collaboration and interdisciplinary research in the robotics across the campus in numerous areas. Strong preference will be given to applicants at the associate or full professor level.



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, immunoengineering, immunoemicro/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 systems engineering, cognitive systems, model-based systems engineering, design informatics, design for the life cycle, design education, design of socio-technical systems, and integrated systems design. Applicants with design science specializations in cyber-physical systems, materials, 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 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:  multiphase flows; turbulence; advanced diagnostics development for fluid flows; complex flows; energy; and biological systems.  Duties include teaching, service, and the establishment of an externally sponsored research program.  Rank is open but strong 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 in a variety of heat transfer and energy related research topics. The areas of priority are cryogenics, building technologies, HVAC and refrigeration, transportation, thermal and thermo-chemical energy storage and conversion, solar-thermal systems, and high temperature systems and materials. Candidates would be expected to take advantage of the unique interdisciplinary research environment provided by the Woodruff School as well as several research centers and initiatives on campus.



The Manufacturing Research Area Group is seeking applications from candidates who perform theoretical and experimental-based research in manufacturing processes and systems in the broad areas of novel materials processing (polymers, composites, ceramics, hard metal alloys), emerging advanced manufacturing technologies for ultra lightweight structures, biomedical, flexible electronics and micro-electronics packaging applications, and in digital manufacturing, robotics, additive manufacturing (metal additive),  and high performance computing and cyber security applications to manufacturing systems. 


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) multiscale computational mechanics, (ii) interface of mechanics of materials and biology, with emphasis on biomimetics, (iii) mechanics of nanomaterials and multiscale characterization, and (iv) 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 as well as other related areas of mechanics at the graduate level.


Medical Physics

The Nuclear and Radiological Engineering/MedicalPhysics(NRE/MP) Program is seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Medical Physics to teach courses, advise students and conduct research. The MP Program at Georgia Institute of Technology is CAMPEP-accredited, and it offers both MS and Ph.D. degrees. We seek an outstanding individual who has the desire and capacity to build a research program in areas including medical imaging, algorithm development for tomographic reconstruction, application of imaging for radiation therapy targeting, and advanced radiation therapy planning are encouraged to apply.  This position is expected to be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Doctoral degree in medical physics, nuclear engineering or a related engineering or physical science area.  Candidate must be able to complete laboratory training, a background check, and drug testing.  Candidate must have experience with research and practice of medical physics. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience with teaching courses in medical physics.  Experience with clinical medical physics studies.  Experience in the handling and processing of radioactive materials.  Previous training or education in fundamentals of radiation interactions. Proposal writing experience.