Tenure Track Position in Automotive Engineering: Electrified Vehicle Powertrains

Clemson, South Carolina, United States

Job description

College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences: Automotive Engineering
Tenure Track Position in Automotive Engineering: Electrified Vehicle Powertrains

Location: Riggs Hall

Clemson University’s Department of Automotive Engineering seeks outstanding applicants for a tenure-track faculty position, at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, related to electrification of vehicle propulsion systems. Research areas of interest include energy storage systems, power electronics, battery aging and management systems, powertrain design and control, along with vehicle to energy infrastructure interaction. Ideal candidates would combine a mix of experimental research with theoretical and/or computational work. Candidates are expected to establish an internationally-recognized research group and education program around the electrification of automotive powertrains. The position will include a competitive salary and startup package to support the research mission of the Advanced Powertrains Group. Candidates will also interact with existing research groups throughout Clemson University, and participate in interdisciplinary research initiatives.


Leading candidates should possess:

  • A Ph.D. or equivalent in a relevant technical discipline (such as Electrical, Mechanical, Automotive Systems, Aerospace, or Computer Science)
  • A knowledge and experience base in global automotive and/or aerospace technologies with connections to industry
  • The qualities of an “entrepreneurial scholar.” This means an individual who converts a vision into reality through superior strategic planning and execution skills, while leading the intellectual exploration of new methods related to electrified powertrains
  • The ability to build a research program, produce scholarly publications and have a strong dedication to undergraduate and graduate level teaching

About Clemson University and the Department of Automotive Engineering:

The Department of Automotive Engineering is a fully integrated tenure-granting graduate department within the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Science at Clemson University. The department offers MS and PhD degrees in Automotive Engineering, and is partially funded with a total of $36 million in endowments. The Department of Automotive Engineering has graduated 438 MS and 52 PhD students since its inception in 2007, and is located on Clemson’s CU-ICAR innovation campus in Greenville, South Carolina. The CU-ICAR campus currently houses 20 companies and has interactions with over 200 industry partners, including top global manufacturers and suppliers. More information about the CU-ICAR campus and the Automotive Engineering Program can be found at http://www.cuicar.com and at http://www.clemson.edu/ces/automotive-engineering/.

Clemson University is a national land grant University, currently ranked by US News and World Report as #23 among US public universities. South Carolina is home to over 300 automotive companies including original equipment manufacturers and suppliers.

How to apply

Applicants should submit a resume/CV, statement of research, statement of teaching interests, and the name and contact information of at least three references to Interfolio.

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

One of the country’s most selective public research universities, Clemson University serves a uniquely driven and highly accomplished student body. Ranked as the 20th best national public university by U.S.News & World Report, Clemson is a science- and engineering-oriented college dedicated to teaching, research and service. Founded in 1889, we remain committed both to world-class research and a high quality of life. In fact, 91 percent of our seniors say they’d pick Clemson again if they had it to do over.