Duke University, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

841 17743
Position ID:Duke-MEMS-ASSTPROF [#17743]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27701, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Engineering / Mechanical Engineering
Appl Deadline: finished (2020/12/08, finished 2021/12/11)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant or untenured Associate Professor level. Applications are particularly invited from candidates whose research interests fall in the areas of (1) robotics and autonomous systems and/or (2) aerospace engineering. Examples include -- but are not limited to -- robotics, autonomous vehicles and systems, cyber-physical systems, control theory and optimization, machine learning and artificial intelligence, energy efficient propulsion and aircraft systems, computational fluid dynamics, and other allied autonomy and aerospace disciplines. Applicants for the position must have a demonstrated record of excellence in, and show exceptional promise for, high-quality research, teaching, and professional development. Duke encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, as well as entrepreneurial activities, which serve to broaden the societal impact of our research and teaching. Diversity, equity, and belonging are integral to our mission, and we strongly encourage candidates from under-represented groups to apply. In addition, applicants must have a demonstrated record of interest in and commitment to the mentorship of students from underrepresented and underserved populations.

By the time of hiring, candidates are expected to have been awarded a doctoral degree in a quantitative field. Once hired, the successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to obtain competitive external funding, to establish a vibrant research program, and to contribute through service to the welfare of the department and to the promotion of their discipline. We seek faculty members committed to building a diverse and inclusive community that fosters excellence in research and teaching.

Review of applications will start immediately, and applications received before January 1st, 2021 will receive full consideration. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. We expect to hire for the Fall 2021 semester. Questions regarding this search should be directed to Michael Zavlanos at michael.zavlanos@duke.edu.

Application Materials Required:

• Cover Letter (email, address, and phone number must be included) • Curriculum Vitae (including a link to the applicant’s Google Scholar page) • Research Statement • Teaching Statement • Diversity Statement • Referee List (names and email addresses of at least three references)  Note that letters of recommendation will not be accepted unless specifically requested.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
email address
Duke University
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Box 90300
Durham, NC 27708