The Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department at Utah State University (USU) seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Composite Materials and Structures. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or closely related fields. The positions is a tenure-track academic year (funded for 9-months) appointment with an anticipated start date of January 2023. By collaborating with other faculty and local industry, the successful candidate will help the department of the newly established Center for the Design and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials.
In addition to a clear research focus in composite materials and structures, successful applicants will also have a strong background in engineering fundamentals and will be expected at a minimum to:
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Priority will be given to candidates who have:
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Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.
The MAE department has experienced significant growth over the past decade, with enrollments of approximately 800 undergraduate and 100 graduate students, and is the largest department in the College of Engineering. The department offers MS and PhD degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering. The department currently has 18 tenured/tenure-track faculty members and 5 professors of practice, with additional part-time instructors from local industry and research institutions. Faculty research areas include fluid dynamics, flight mechanics, space dynamics, advanced materials, controls, and systems engineering with research expenditures in recent years about $3M. Successful applicants may have opportunities to work closely with scientists and engineers from the USU Research Foundation Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL), one of 14 Department of Defense University Affiliated Research Centers (UARC). Further, USU faculty also have access to the University of Utah Center for High Performance Computing (CHPC) facilities and the Utah Water Lab. USU is the nearest PhD-granting institution in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering to the Idaho National Laboratory, and is also in close proximity to Hill Air Force Base and other defense related organizations.
USU is Utah’s land-grant university founded in 1888. The university is a Carnegie R1 (very high research activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. The USU main campus is in Cache Valley, a community of about 114,000 located in a picturesque mountain valley in Northern Utah about 80 miles from Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.
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