Assistant/Associate/Full Professor



Job description

Auburn, AL

Posting Number: P1434F

Job Description Summary

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) reporting primarily to the Center for Additive Manufacturing (AM) with a departmental home to be decided once the candidate is identified. The start date is flexible; however, it is preferred to begin in Fall 2019 semester. This position is critical to the research, teaching and service missions of Additive Manufacturing in the College of Engineering. The addition of a faculty member dedicated to the AM Center will fill technical gaps and allow the center to continue to grow and to maintain a position of international leadership in this emerging field. Significant research opportunities exist for Auburn to expand its AM program, and with additional faculty expertise, Auburn will be even better equipped to respond to these needs and maintain its prominent stature. Technical emphasis areas include, but are not limited to; integrated computational materials engineering; design for additive manufacturing; process modeling, monitoring and control; structural reliability and integrity of additively manufactured parts.

Auburn’s Center for Additive Manufacturing has extensive AM education, research and outreach programs that are benefiting from excellent support from NISTNASAASTM International and over 70 industry collaborators. These partnerships include the National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence in partnership with NASA and the ASTM International Center of Excellence on Additive Manufacturing. Auburn University has invested heavily in new laboratory facilities, laboratory equipment, and faculty resources to provide the foundation for an outstanding AM program.

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Mechanical, Materials, Chemical, Aerospace, Civil, Software, Electrical, Computer, Industrial and Systems Engineering, or closely related field at the time employment begins. The individual selected for this position will be expected to contribute to the growth of the additive manufacturing program within the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering by developing a strong externally-funded research program, collaborating on interdisciplinary research projects with other faculty affiliated with the AM center, publishing research results in appropriate scholarly outlets, directing graduate students, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, and being involved in service to their department and profession. Excellent communication skills and a high level of personal motivation are required. Selected candidates must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work legally in the United States at the time appointment for the proposed term of employment.

Desired Qualifications

The candidate should have a strong record of scholarly publication, an ability to attract and sustain externally sponsored research funding to support their research program, effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and demonstrate the ability to work within a multidisciplinary team. Broad backgrounds in industry, government, and other national laboratories are strongly encouraged.

How to apply

Apply online

The application review process will begin April 15, 2019 and continue until successful candidates are identified.

Auburn University was established in 1856 as the East Alabama Male College, 20 years after the city of Auburn's founding. In 1872, under the Morrill Act, the school became the first land-grant college in the South and was renamed the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama. In 1899 the name again was changed, to the Alabama Polytechnic Institute. Finally, in 1960 the name of the school was changed to Auburn University, a title more in keeping with its location, and expressing the varied academic programs and larger curriculum of a major university. Today, Auburn is one of the few universities to carry the torch as a land, sea and space grant university. Our Fall 2012 semester enrollment was 25,134. Our students can choose from more than 140 degree options in 13 schools and colleges at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels.