[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University Bagley College of Engineering

Cindy Bethel cbethel at gmail.com
Wed Sep 21 19:42:18 PDT 2016

Hello Roboticists,

Mississippi State University is conducting a search for positions at the
rank of Assistant Professor with one of the focus areas in robotics. The
following is the official ad. If interested please contact Dr. Jim Fowler,
Search Committee Chair at fowler at ece.msstate.edu or phone him at


*Mississippi State University*

*Bagley College of Engineering*

Mississippi State University, through its Bagley College of Engineering, is
seeking four new tenure-track faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor.
Applicants should have teaching and research interests that can enhance the
strengths of the college in one or more of the following areas of interest:

1)      *Energy* – Development of new energy sources, alternate forms of
energy, advances in clean energy, intelligent generation, storage, control
and distribution, the development of environmentally and economically
sustainable energy sources, and modeling and simulation of different
multiphysics energy systems. Current research includes environmentally and
economically sustainable energy sources, energy generation and
distribution, battery power, integrated micro-cooling, heating and power,
energy efficient housing, and smart grids, and catalytic conversion of
biomass to fuels and chemicals.

2)      *Human Health Enhancement* – Current research includes modeling,
simulating, and characterizing biomaterials, biomechanics, bioinformatics,
tissue engineering, biosensors and antennas, pulmonary system, the brain,
and human factors.

3)      *Information and Decision Systems* – Acquisition, organization and
interpretation of large amounts of data, and the underlying security and
decision-making aspects including data acquisition, sensor systems, human
machine interaction, data analysis, visualization, and artificial
intelligence, modeling of decision processes, computational modeling,
autonomous computing, multi-scale modeling, critical infrastructure
protection, security management, and law enforcement support.

4)      *Materials ­ Science and Engineering* – Understanding and modeling
the process-structure-property relationships of materials from the atomic
to the macroscopic scales and the critical multiscale relationships.
Current research includes nanoscience and nanotechnology, fundamental
properties and characteristics of materials, self-assembly and directed
assembly of materials, soft and active materials, metallurgy, enhanced and
sustainable building materials, failure analysis, composite materials and
polymers, materials design, and mechanical design of structural materials.

5)      *Transportation and Vehicular Systems* – Research on all
transportation systems – air, land, sea, and space – manned and unmanned.
Current research includes transportation planning, safety and security,
military transport systems, automotive, aircraft, human factors,
ergonomics, *robotics,* materials, simulation and optimization of
transportation components, structures, and networks and mobile systems,
guidance and navigation of spacecraft, transportation infrastructure, and
optimization of transportation systems.

6)      *Water and the Environment* – Ensuring healthy watersheds, oceans
and ecosystems, protection of our fragile resources, and contaminant
elimination. Current research areas include water quality modeling,
bioremediation, sediment transport, earth systems modeling, nutrient
management, risk management modeling, soil and environmental remediation,
and modeling and optimization of treatment and post-treatment systems.

The successful applicants from this strategic college-level search will be
placed into the most appropriate academic department. Preference will be
given to individuals with a track record of interdisciplinary research

MSU (www.msstate.edu), a Carnegie Foundation Higher Research University, is
a comprehensive public institution with more than 20,000 graduate and
undergraduate students and approximately 1,300 full-time faculty members,
located in Starkville, Mississippi (visit.starkville.org).  The Bagley
College of Engineering has an approximate enrollment of 3,800 undergraduate
and 670 graduate students and is nationally ranked in the top 75 for
research expenditures ($40.7MM). With over 100 tenure-track/tenured faculty
members, the Bagley College of Engineering (www.bagley.msstate.edu) offers
degree programs in eight academic departments (aerospace, agricultural and
biological, chemical, civil and environmental, computer science, electrical
and computer, industrial and systems, and mechanical).

Interested candidates must apply on-line at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.msujobs.msstate.edu&d=DQIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=zY66TghaAoY5kIYViZ70rmBB4YZOkifOztwEpOZljeU&s=WqCMtOV_tbfmchj4cvgCH57XvUy7PoEywpaf9XTpKTY&e= 
(search for positions in the Dean of Engineering).  A PhD in an appropriate
engineering or computer science discipline is required. Candidates are
expected to have demonstrated the ability to conduct research at the
highest level, and to have a record of, or the promise for, outstanding
teaching and supervision of students.  Applicant should submit a cover
letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for at least three
professional references, and a statement (limited to three pages) that
describes research and educational interests.  Candidates must also
complete the on-line Personal Data Information Form. Screening of
applications will begin November 28, 2016 and will continue until the
position is filled.

For further information contact:

Dr. Jim Fowler, Search Committee Chair; fowler at ece.msstate.edu;

*MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity),
national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic
information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic
protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from
women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for
building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student

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