Utah State University

Tenure Track Assistant Professor

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/15/2022 2:15 PM)
Requisition ID
2022-5263
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT-Logan
Category (Portal Searching)
Faculty
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Faculty
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100%
College
College of Engineering
Department
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

Overview

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:

  1. develop a significant externally funded research program that includes a strong record of peer-reviewed publications and graduate mentorship,
  2. effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and
  3. actively participate in assigned department and university duties, and demonstrate leadership in relevant technical societies.

Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop a significant externally funded research program that includes a strong record of peer-reviewed publications and graduate mentorship.
  • Create or improve existing labs, including problem-based composite materials labs.
  • Effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including to help the department elevate the Master Program in Composite Materials & Structures Engineering.
  • Actively participate in assigned department and university duties, and demonstrate leadership in relevant technical societies.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or closely related fields.
  • A strong background in engineering fundamentals.
  • Evidence of emerging research streams with potential for extramural support and publication.
  • Industrial or research lab experience in composite materials engineering.
  • Effective teaching or mentoring experience.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Priority will be given to candidates who have:

  • Industrial or research experience in Processing of Composite Materials.
  • Effective teaching or mentoring experience.
  • Successful experience in research centers or team management.
  • Additional experience and expertise in composite materials & structures and aerospace engineering industry.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. CV/Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Documents below to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Letter(s) of Recommendation
    3. Research Statement
    4. Teaching Philosophy

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

ADA

Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

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.

University Highlights

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.

 

USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.

 

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

 

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

 

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

 

USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.

 

USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.

 

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

 

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

 

*updated 04/18/2022

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