Position Number: 004432, 004440, 003755, 003796, 004490
Department: College of Engineering (Col)
Employment Type: Permanent - Full-time
Months Per Year: 9
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte has multiple tenured/tenure-track faculty positions at all levels (assistant/associate/full). Candidates are sought who either strengthen existing areas of advanced manufacturing, precision metrology, and computational mechanics expertise or extend that expertise to new and emerging areas. Current activities encompass additive and subtractive manufacturing, associated multiscale process modeling, dimensional metrology, and the design of machines, instruments and software for advanced manufacturing capabilities. While not limited to the following, application areas of interest include: optics manufacturing and metrology (freeform optics, diamond turning, etc.), traditional and emerging technologies for energy harvesting and conversion (fuel cells, hydrogen fuel and combustion etc.), biomedical manufacturing, decarbonization of manufacturing processes (improved efficiency and alternative processing routes), and manufacturing processes for decarbonization of energy systems (processing of high temperature alloys and ceramics, and material processing for energy conversion/storage systems). Relevant areas of expertise include manufacturing processes, material process-structure-property relationships, metrology, engineering mechanics, integrated process modeling, and supporting advanced data analytics. Strong candidates in other areas of mechanical engineering will also be given due consideration.
Minimum Experience / Education:
UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical/Mechatronics/Aerospace/Materials Engineering, Physics, or another closely related field and have a background in existing areas of metrology, manufacturing processes, mechanics or modeling. In addition, they must demonstrate significant accomplishments or outstanding potential in scholarship, teaching, and research, depending on the rank of appointment. Successful candidates are expected to: 1) develop and sustain nationally and internationally recognized, externally funded research programs as evidenced by high-quality publications and successful mentoring of students; 2) contribute to teaching and curriculum development at both the graduate and undergraduate levels; and 3) contribute to diversity initiatives at the University.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.