University of Southern California: Faculty Position in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
As part of a Viterbi School of Engineering hiring initiative involving multiple departments, the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at USC is seeking applications and nominations for tenure-track or tenured faculty positions in Autonomous Systems, preferably with a focus in science and technology related to air, space, sea or land vehicles. Within this context, research emphases may include but are not limited to: robotics (vehicle control, collaboration), vehicle dynamics (schooling, platooning), structures and materials (aeroelasticity, extreme environments, adaptive structures), energy systems (storage, conversion, propulsion) and safety (autonomous firefighting, bomb disposal, hazardous material remediation). Applicants with an emphasis in large-scale computational efforts are particularly encouraged to apply. We seek synergies between successful applicants in multiple departments (in particular Civil and Environmental Engineering and Computer Science), thus a demonstrated ability to work across disciplines is essential. We also encourage applications from scholars whose accomplishments are transforming their fields of study.
Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. or the equivalent in a relevant field by the beginning of the appointment and have a strong research and publication record. Applications must include a letter clearly indicating area(s) of specialization, a detailed curriculum vitae, a concise statement of current and future research directions, a teaching statement, and contact information for at least four professional references. This material should be submitted electronically at viterbi.usc.edu/facultyapplications/. Candidates are encouraged to visit the website of the Department (ame-www.usc.edu) for details on current educational and research programs. Early submission is strongly advised and encouraged as the application review process will commence January 7, 2013.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Men, women and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.
AME faculty search committee members:
Paul Ronney (chair)
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last updated 3-Nov-2012