[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (job opening ID# 8730)

Reed, Kyle kylereed at usf.edu
Mon Nov 16 08:42:10 PST 2015

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Florida invites applications for faculty positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor ranks to begin on August 7, 2016. All areas of robotics will be considered.  The positions require an earned doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field. The candidates must have a demonstrated record of scholarly achievements to contribute to fundamental research in the College of Engineering. The candidates will be expected to establish an internationally-recognized, externally funded research program and demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, student mentoring, and professional service.

The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF is a Top 50 research university among both public and private institutions nationwide in total research expenditures, according to the National Science Foundation. Serving nearly 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

The department has 18 faculty members and offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering.  The department has strong collaborations with all departments in the College of Engineering, College of Medicine, College of Arts & Sciences College of Education, and College of Public Health. The Department also has strong ties with various centers and institutes such as the Center for Assistive Rehabilitation Robotics & Technologies, (http://carrt.eng.usf.edu) Clean Energy Research Center (http://cerc.eng.usf.edu), Nanotechnology Research and Education Center, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, and USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute. Further information about the Department can be found at http://www.usf.edu/engineering/me/. 

Applicants must electronically submit the application packet to the following website: http://www.usf.edu/administrative-services/human-resources/careers/. The packet must contain a cover letter, complete vitae with list of publications and research grants and contracts, names and detailed contact information for four references, a 1-page statement of the applicant’s teaching interest and vision, and a 1-page statement of the applicant’s research vision. The cover letter should be addressed to Dr. Rasim Guldiken, Faculty Search Committee Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Ave, ENB 118, Tampa, Florida, 33620.

Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants who need disability accommodations to participate in the selection process should notify Mr. Brett Annette, EOL Coordinator at (813) 974-7736 at least seven working days in advance of need. Review of applicants will begin on December 1, 2015 and applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. 

USF is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution.

Kyle B. Reed, Assistant Professor
University of South Florida
Department of Mechanical Engineering
office: 813-974-2385

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