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Faculty Position FY18-052
October 26, 2017

Position Title
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Hiring Unit
School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Job Description/Responsibilities
The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) is seeking to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the areas of Mechatronics, Robotics, and Control Systems. Candidates with an expressed interest in application areas such as Automotive Systems Control, Biomedical Applications, and Autonomous Vehicles are strongly encouraged to apply. The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering has experienced consistent and sustained growth over the past few years, and has recently established a new Bachelor of Science program in Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering. SIUE is a strong advocate of the teacher-scholar model, and therefore, the successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in Mechanical Engineering, publish scholarly work, supervise graduate students, and participate in service activities. The selected candidate will also be expected to establish and sustain an externally funded research program. Additionally, the successful candidate for the Assistant Professor position must demonstrate a strong commitment to our new Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering program and be active in the design and teaching of classes that have extensive project-based learning activities.

Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field and established interest in Mechatronics, Robotics, and Control Systems. Persons who have not completed all degree requirements by the beginning of the contract period (ABD) may be considered for a one-year term appointment at the rank of instructor until the degree is completed.

Terms of Appointment
Full-time, tenure track, academic year (nine-month) appointment beginning August 16, 2018.

Source of Funds

Commensurate with experience and credentials.

Application Process
Candidates must submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (including those for SIUE), statements of research and teaching interests, and a list of at least three references in a single PDF file to: 

Please put “Application for Faculty Position” in the e-mail subject line.

Application Deadline
For optimal consideration in a first pool of applicants, all application materials must be received by January 15, 2018. A second pool of applicants may be reviewed after this date if the position is not filled from the first pool of applicants. The position will remain open until the position is filled.

SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas. Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment.

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