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Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS) is one of four departments in the Pratt School of Engineering, an outstanding school within a world-class, top-ranked teaching and research university. The Department currently has 26 full-time faculty members and over 350 students pursuing BS, MS, or PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science. With average annual research expenditures of $6M, the Department was recently ranked 8th nationally for scholarly productivity of faculty by the Chronicle of Higher Education (2008). Areas of faculty specialization are: Aeroelasticity, Aerodynamics, Biomechanics, Computational Materials Science, Computational Mechanics, Controls, Energy, Intelligent Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, Nanoscience, Robotics, Surface and Interface Science, Single Molecule Mechanics, Therapeutic Ultrasound, Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, and Vibrations.
The Department derives strength from cross-disciplinary collaborations within the Pratt School of Engineering, and with the School of Medicine and throughout the university. Many MEMS faculty are active in thrust areas such as nanotechnology, bioengineering, and energy research, organized around Duke’s hallmark interdisciplinary centers, including NSF’s Engineering Research Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT). The Pratt School is committed to the Department’s continued growth and excellence, with several faculty hires in progress or planned.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS) of the Duke University Pratt School of Engineering invites applications for a tenure track faculty position to begin September 2015. An applicant whose work bridges an area of mechanical engineering with an area of materials science will be well suited for this position. Current strengths of the department include aerospace engineering, bio and computational materials, control and dynamics, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. A PhD in Mechanical Engineering or Materials or a closely related field is required at the time of employment. Whereas the position is available at the Assistant Professor rank, truly exceptional candidates may be considered at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.
The successful candidate is expected to carry out high quality scholarly research and collaborate with other faculty. He or she should have a clear plan to establish a vibrant research program, secure external research funding, and actively participate in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 1, 2015, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
Applicants should electronically submit: (1) cover letter including email and snail mail addresses and phone number, (2) complete curriculum vitae, (3) two-page statement of achievements in teaching and research, and (4) names, email and snail mail addresses, and telephone numbers of five references to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4972.
The Pratt School of Engineering is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is committed to recruiting, hiring, and promoting qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.