Open Rank Faculty Position (tenure-track) - Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH, USA
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at Case Western Reserve University is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track position in the area of controls, with an anticipated starting date of August 1, 2020. The position will be at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor, although appointment to Full Professor may be considered for candidates with a demonstrated excellent track record in scholarship and education, recognition from the research community, and the promise of continued distinction.
Founded in 1826, Case Western Reserve University is a private research university located in Cleveland, Ohio. The site of the famous Michelson-Morley interferometer experiment, the university is associated with 17 Nobel laureates. Case School of Engineering actively promotes interdisciplinary research collaboration through university-level institutes that are primarily focused on health care and energy. The MAE department has a renowned history of scholarly activities that have pushed the frontiers of mechanical and aerospace engineering, from microgravity to robotics. In recent years, the faculty have successfully engaged in cutting-edge research across a broad spectrum of classical and emerging fields, including biologically-inspired robots, biomechanics, biosensing, additive and sustainable manufacturing, data science, energy storage, thermal system management, and fire engineering.
We seek an outstanding scholar who demonstrates a compelling vision and plan to successfully establish fundamental and competitively-funded research programs in areas including but not limited to: theories and applications of control for advanced manufacturing systems, Internetenhanced cyber physical systems, additive manufacturing, process automation, Industry 4.0, etc. A doctorate in Mechanical, Aerospace or a closely related Science/Engineering field is required. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to actively contribute to the educational missions of the department at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to engage in departmental, institutional, and professional service activities.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements on teaching and research, copy of three representative journal papers, and the names and contact information of at least four professional referees. Please send these documents electronically in one PDF file to MAEfacultysearch@case.edu. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Case Western Reserve University is the largest private research university in Ohio, with broadly based strengths in:
medicine, nursing, and dentistry;
humanities and social sciences;
mathematics and natural sciences;
CWRU is committed to achieving excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship.
CWRU was established in 1967 by the federation of Western Reserve University and Case Institute of Technology, which trace their origins to 1826 and 1880, respectively.
The University's 128-acre campus is the heart of Cleveland's University Circle -- the region's cultural hub, home of more than 50 cultural, medical, educational, religious, and social service institutions. University students and faculty participate in joint programs of teaching and research with several of their University Circle neighbors, including the Cleveland Institute of Art, University Hospitals of Cleveland, the Cleveland Clinic, the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Play House, and the Cleveland Orchestra.
The academic programs of Case Western Reserve University are administered through its schools and colleges: -- the College of Arts and Sciences, Case School of Engineering , Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, School of Dentistry, School of Graduate Studies, School of Law, Weatherhead School of Management, School of Medicine, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.
CWRU ranks 12th among the nation's private research universities in federal awards to support research and development. It received more than $200 million in 1998-99 from government, industry, and private sources for research and sponsored projects. These funds support approximately 2,000 research and training projects.
University faculty work through one of the nearly 100 designated research centers and laboratories, many of which are interdisciplinary in nature, in addition to traditional departmental facilities.
Research strengths of the University include biomedicine (including cancer, neurobiology, pulmonary functions, genetics, biomedical engineering); materials (ceramics and composites, polymers, diamond, designed surfaces); sensors (industrial and medical); and interdisciplinary studies (aging, management of non-profit organizations, international health, intelligent systems, regional economics, technology management, and urban poverty).
CWRU enrolls 9,600 students -- about a third in undergraduate programs, and the balance in graduate and professional programs. Approximately two-thirds of all students attend full-time. Students come to CWRU from 50 states, the District of Columbia, and nearly 100 countries. About 70 percent of freshmen are in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating classes; nearly 90 percent are in the top 20 percent.