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Assistant, Associate or Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Autonomous Vehicle Systems

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Position Information

Position Title Assistant, Associate or Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Autonomous Vehicle Systems
Texas A&M Engineering

Texas A&M is located in the twin cities of Bryan and College Station, with a population of more than 175,000, and is conveniently located in a triangle formed by Dallas, Houston and Austin. Texas A&M has more than 55,000 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled. Research expenditures at Texas A&M total more than $820 million annually, ranking in the top tier of universities nationwide. With an endowment valued at more than $5 billion, the university ranks fourth among U.S. public universities and 10th overall. Texas A&M is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and having policies that contribute to work-life balance. For more information visit http://dof.tamu.edu/Faculty-Resources/CURRENT-FACULTY/Faculty-Work-Life. With over 400 tenured/tenure-track faculty members and more than 13,900 students, the Dwight Look College of Engineering is one of the largest engineering schools in the country. The college is ranked seventh in graduate studies and eighth in undergraduate programs among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report, with seven of the college’s 13 departments ranked in the Top 10. The Look College is also ranked 10th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The American Society for Engineering Education ranks the Look College second in research expenditures.

EEO Statement

The members of Texas A&M Engineering are all Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employers committed to diversity. It is the policy of these members to recruit, hire, train and promote without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Department Overview

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas has a strong local, national, and international reputation as a premier undergraduate and graduate education and research program. The department has 54 tenured or tenure track faculty and 18 research and teaching professionals that support teaching, research and service missions. The department has over 200 Ph.D. students critical to the department’s mission. The doctoral program produces highly trained mechanical engineers for placement as professors and researchers at competitive universities; in industries in Texas, the nation, and internationally; and as researchers in national laboratories. The department also has a large masters program with over 200 students that are an integral part of the research enterprise. Graduate students are supported primarily by competitive federal research grants, as well as major research centers, such as the Turbomachinery Laboratory, and the Energy Systems Laboratory.

Job Summary

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University invites applications for tenured or tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant, associate, or full professor levels. The positions are open in all areas of autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicle systems including vehicle dynamics and control, vehicle to vehicle and vehicle to infrastructure communications, sensor integration/fusion, security, system risk/safety analysis and path planning. Competitive candidates will have demonstrated teaching and research expertise in an appropriate fundamental area with a strong interest in practical applications. The successful applicants will be required to teach; advise and mentor graduate students; develop an independent, externally funded research program; participate in all aspects of the department’s activities; and serve the profession. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Applicants should consult the department’s website to review our academic and research programs (engineering.tamu.edu/mechanical).

Job Location College Station
Department Mechanical Engineering
Required Education and Experience

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in mechanical engineering or a closely related engineering or science discipline.

Preferred Education and Experience
Other Requirements

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and a list of four references (including postal addresses, phone numbers and email addresses) by applying for this specific position at www.tamengineeringjobs.com. Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis. It is anticipated the appointment will begin fall 2017.

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number FVN0532014
Open Date 02/03/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Statement of Teaching
  4. Statement of Research
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Portfolio
  3. Certification/License