UAH Job Vacancies For College of Engineering

UAH Job Vacancies For College of Engineering

October 18, 2016

Assistant Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Alabama in Huntsville, classified as a High Research Active institution, offers academic and research programs in the Colleges of Nursing, Business, Engineering, Science, Education, Professional and Continuing Studies, and Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences. Huntsville maintains one of the highest per capita incomes and standards of living in the Southeast. It is a national center of aerospace and high technology research and is home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. Huntsville and surrounding communities present many opportunities for healthcare research and professional practice. The College of Nursing currently cooperates with more than 400 sites for clinical education.

ABOUT THE COLLEGE: The College of Engineering is comprised of five Departments and has the largest enrollment of the university’s seven academic colleges.   The research focus in the college includes three of several National Academy of Engineering (NAE) grand challenge problems.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department offers a BS degree in both Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering, and an MS and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Systems Engineering.  Our faculty is currently comprised of 18 tenure-track/tenured members and 4 full-time lecturers.  Our student body includes approximately 1050 undergraduate and 150 graduate students.   Our faculty’s research interests include materials for aerospace applications and for energy storage, gas turbine heat transfer, electro-chemical energy conversion and storage, control of unmanned systems, applications of smart materials, and computational fluid dynamics applied to low-speed combustion and fire applications, fluid-structure interactions, and high-speed aerodynamics.   In addition to its nationally known educational and research activities in rocket propulsion, the Department is engaged in a wide range of research activities currently funded by NSF, DOD, NASA, DOE, USDA, the State of Alabama, and several corporate sponsors.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Consideration of applications will begin immediately, and the search will remain open until the positions are filled.  The anticipated starting date is August 17, 2017.  Attendance in new-faculty orientation sessions prior to the official starting date is required.

JOB DESCRIPTION/REQUIREMENTS: The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at The University of Alabama in Huntsville invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with emphasis given to the areas of aerospace systems, integrated computational materials engineering, energy systems, and materials for energy applications.  Applicants should have an earned Ph.D. degree in either Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, or a related field.  We seek candidates who can inspire and lead funded research scholarship, enable student success at both the undergraduate and graduate levels through teaching and mentoring, and contribute proactively to university and professional service while contributing to the diversity of the UAH academic community.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application material (in pdf format) including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information (including name, address, email address and phone numbers) for at least three references, and separate statements of research plans and teaching interests, must be sent to maesearch@uah.edu.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer of minorities/ females/ veterans/ disabled. Consistent with our core values of integrity, respect, diligence, excellence, inclusiveness and diversity, the University strongly encourages applications from members of all under-represented groups. An offer of employment at the University is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.

Please refer to log number 17/18-216

Assistant Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Emphasis: Integrated Computational Materials)

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Alabama in Huntsville, classified as a High Research Active institution, offers academic and research programs in the Colleges of Nursing, Business, Engineering, Science, Education, Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, and Professional and Continuing Studies. Huntsville maintains one of the highest per capita incomes and standards of living in the Southeast. It is a national center of aerospace and high technology research and is home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. Huntsville and surrounding communities present many opportunities for healthcare research and professional practice.

ABOUT THE COLLEGE: The College of Engineering is comprised of five Departments and has the largest enrollment of the university’s seven academic colleges. The research focus in the college includes three of several National Academy of Engineering (NAE) grand challenge problems.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department offers a BS degree in both Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering, and an MS and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Systems Engineering.  Our faculty is currently comprised of 18 tenure-track/tenured members and 4 full-time lecturers.  Our student body includes approximately 1050 undergraduate and 150 graduate students.   Our faculty’s research interests include materials for aerospace applications and for energy storage, gas turbine heat transfer, electro-chemical energy conversion and storage, control of unmanned systems, applications of smart materials, and computational fluid dynamics applied to low-speed combustion and fire applications, fluid-structure interactions, and high-speed aerodynamics.   In addition to its nationally known educational and research activities in rocket propulsion, the Department is engaged in a wide range of research activities currently funded by NSF, DOD, NASA, DOE, USDA, the State of Alabama, and several corporate sponsors.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Consideration of applications will begin immediately, and the search will remain open until the positions are filled.  The anticipated starting date is August 16, 2017.  Attendance in new-faculty orientation sessions prior to the official starting date is required.

JOB DESCRIPTION/REQUIREMENTS:  The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at The University of Alabama in Huntsville invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the areas of integrated computational materials engineering, energy systems, or materials for energy applications.  Applicants should have an earned Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, or in Materials Science and Engineering or a related field.  A successful applicant must evidence the ability to develop an externally funded research program, have a strong commitment to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and have an interest in performing university and professional service.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application material (in pdf format) including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information (including name, address, email address and phone numbers) for at least three references, and separate statements of research plans and teaching interests, should be sent to maesearch@uah.edu.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer of minorities/ females/ veterans/ disabled. Consistent with our core values of integrity, respect, diligence, excellence, inclusiveness and diversity, the University strongly encourages applications from members of all under-represented groups. An offer of employment at the University is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.

Please refer to log number: 17/18-214

Assistant Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Emphasis: Aerospace Vehicle Dynamics)

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Alabama in Huntsville, classified as a High Research Active institution, offers academic and research programs in the Colleges of Nursing, Business, Engineering, Science, Education, Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, and Professional and Continuing Studies. Huntsville maintains one of the highest per capita incomes and standards of living in the Southeast. It is a national center of aerospace and high technology research and is home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. Huntsville and surrounding communities present many opportunities for healthcare research and professional practice.

ABOUT THE COLLEGE: The College of Engineering is comprised of five Departments and has the largest enrollment of the university’s seven academic colleges.  The research focus in the college includes three of several National Academy of Engineering (NAE) grand challenge problems.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department offers a BS degree in both Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering, and an MS and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Systems Engineering.  Our faculty is currently comprised of 18 tenure-track/tenured members and 4 full-time lecturers. Our student body includes approximately 1050 undergraduate and 150 graduate students. Our faculty’s research interests include materials for aerospace applications and for energy storage, gas turbine heat transfer, electro-chemical energy conversion and storage, control of unmanned systems, applications of smart materials, and computational fluid dynamics applied to low-speed combustion and fire applications, fluid-structure interactions, and high-speed aerodynamics. In addition to its nationally known educational and research activities in rocket propulsion, the Department is engaged in a wide range of research activities currently funded by NSF, DOD, NASA, DOE, USDA, the State of Alabama, and several corporate sponsors.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Consideration of applications will begin immediately, and the search will remain open until the positions are filled.  The anticipated starting date is August 16, 2017.  Attendance in new-faculty orientation sessions prior to the official starting date is required.

JOB DESCRIPTION/REQUIREMENTS: The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at The University of Alabama in Huntsville invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of aerospace vehicle dynamics including control of intelligent autonomous systems and dynamics of high-speed vehicles.  Applicants should have an earned Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering or in Mechanical Engineering.  A successful applicant must evidence the ability to develop an externally funded research program, have a strong commitment to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and have an interest in performing university and professional service.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application material (in pdf format) including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information (including name, address, email address and phone numbers) for at least three references, and separate statements of research plans and teaching interests, should be sent to maesearch@uah.edu.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer of minorities/ females/ veterans/ disabled. Consistent with our core values of integrity, respect, diligence, excellence, inclusiveness and diversity, the University strongly encourages applications from members of all under-represented groups. An offer of employment at the University is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.

Please refer to log number: 17/18-213

Chemical and Materials Engineering (CME) Department Chair

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Alabama in Huntsville, classified as a High Research Active institution, offers academic and research programs in the Colleges of Engineering, Nursing, Education, Science, Business, Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, and Professional and Continuing Studies. Huntsville maintains one of the highest per capita incomes and standards of living in the Southeast. It is a national center of aerospace and high technology research.  Huntsville and surrounding communities present many opportunities for healthcare research and professional practice. The Huntsville area is also home to more than 50 Fortune 500 companies, the Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology, and several federal research facilities, including NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and the Army’s Missile Defense Agency (MDA), Materiel Command, Aviation and Missile Command, and Space and Missile Defense Command.

ABOUT THE COLLEGE: The College of Engineering currently has a research focus that addresses three National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Challenge problems: secure cyberspace; restore and improve urban infrastructure; and engineer tools of scientific discovery.  In addition, COE has made recent investments in energy storage and systems engineering.  The College of Engineering and the CME department is expected to play an important role in Biotechnology Education and Research, which has been identified as an area where the UAH campus will be a recognized leader.  The College enrolls nearly 30% of UAH’s undergraduates in ABET-accredited programs in aerospace, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial and systems, mechanical, and optical engineering.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT:  The Chemical and Materials Engineering Department has six tenured/tenure track faculty with research strengths in thermophysical property measurements, thin films science, biomaterials, gene expression and DNA diagnostics, catalysis, nanostructured materials for energy conversion/storage and immunoengineering.  Current sources of faculty funding include federal sources such as the MDA, and industrial sources including CFD Research Corporation, Dow Corning and Polaris Sensor Technologies.  The Department offers the BS (ABET accredited) and MSE degree programs in Chemical Engineering.  For the PhD Degree, CME students have three pathways including two interdisciplinary programs in Materials Science, and Biotechnology Science and Engineering, and the Chemical Engineering option through the Mechanical Engineering program.  Several students from the Biotechnology PhD program are pursuing their PhD dissertation projects working with scientists at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.  The CME department has 216 undergraduate students and nearly 10 graduate students.  At the undergraduate level, the CME department offers students the opportunity to pursue a two elective sequence in Bioprocessing and Bioseparations.  In addition, all students in the CME department take a course that introduces them to a molecular understanding of biological systems.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Preference will be given to applications submitted before November 15, 2016.  However, the position will remain open until filled.

JOB DESCRIPTION/REQUIREMENTS:  The successful individual should have an established research record in an area of biotechnology and understand its role within an academic unit offering degrees in chemical engineering. The successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership to advance a campus strategic goal to become a recognized leader in biotechnology education and research.  The successful candidate must be willing to and have demonstrated experience to help create and advance innovative ideas that cross disciplinary lines and impact education and research in chemical engineering.  The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or a closely related engineering discipline to warrant appointment as a tenured Professor in the Department.  The Chair reports to the Dean of the College, and is responsible for the administration of all programs and budgets in the Department.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Please submit applications electronically (as one pdf file) to cme-chairsearch@uah.edu. Complete applications should include a current curriculum vita, a position statement highlighting the applicant’s qualifications for the position (including a vision statement of anticipated department leadership in teaching and research with a special emphasis on biotechnology) and the contact information for at least three professional references.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer of minorities/ females/ veterans/ disabled. Consistent with our core values of integrity, respect, diligence, excellence, inclusiveness and diversity, the University strongly encourages applications from members of all under-represented groups. An offer of employment at the University is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.

Please refer to log number: 17/18-212

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department Chair

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), classified as a “high research” active institution, offers academic and research programs in the Colleges of Engineering, Education, Nursing, Business, Science, Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, and Professional and Continuing Studies. Huntsville maintains one of the highest per capita incomes and standards of living in the Southeast. It is a national center of aerospace and high technology research.  The Huntsville area is also home to more than 50 Fortune 500 companies, the Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology, and several federal research facilities, including NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, and the Army’s Missile Defense Agency, Materiel Command, Aviation and Missile Command, and Space and Missile Defense Command.

ABOUT THE COLLEGE: The College of Engineering currently has a research focus that addresses three National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Challenge problems: secure cyberspace; restore and improve urban infrastructure; and engineer tools of scientific discovery.  In addition, COE has made recent investments in energy storage and systems engineering.  The College of Engineering and the CEE department are expected to play an important role in several UAH research thrust areas including earth, atmospheric, and space systems.  Roughly 33% of UAH’s undergraduate students are enrolled in the College’s eight ABET-accredited programs in aerospace, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial and systems, mechanical, and optical engineering.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT:  The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is a relatively small department in the College of Engineering. It has three tenured and tenure track faculty, one clinical faculty member, and one full-time lecturer.  UAH-CEE research strengths include:  transportation, traffic modeling, urban planning, structural engineering and hazard mitigation, steel and self-centering structures, advanced infrastructure materials, advanced water/wastewater treatment, water reuse, decentralized treatment,  and non-point source pollution control.  The department possesses laboratories and combined research/instructional facilities in the areas of transportation, structures, and water treatment, which includes ~ 6000 square feet of high-bay space housing CE materials, structural hazard mitigation, and hydraulics laboratories; four environmental and water quality laboratories, one transportation and GIS laboratory, and one geotechnical laboratory; and a Real Time Instruction for Driver Education (RIDE) facility. The CEE Department offers the BS (ABET accredited) and MSE degree programs in Civil Engineering, and participates in a joint PhD degree program in Civil Engineering with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).  Nine UAB members of the civil engineering faculty serve as adjunct faculty at UAH and serve on Civil Engineering PhD dissertation committees. Currently, the CEE department has about 151 undergraduate and 24 graduate students.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Preference will be given to applications submitted before December 1, 2016.  However, the position will remain open until filled.

JOB DESCRIPTION/REQUIREMENTS: PhD in Civil or Environmental Engineering or a closely related field, with a strong record of teaching, research (including significant external funding and refereed publications), and service leadership. In addition to a record of scholarly accomplishments, the successful candidate must possess:  academic and professional credentials to warrant appointment as a tenured professor in the department; effective management and interpersonal skills; a commitment to all aspects of civil and environmental engineering education; and a willingness to advance the strategic plan of the College and the campus at large.  The Chair reports to the Dean of the College, and is responsible for the administration of all programs and budgets in the department.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Please submit applications electronically to ceechairsearch@uah.edu. Complete applications should include a current curriculum vitae, a position statement highlighting the applicant’s qualifications for the position (including a vision statement of anticipated department leadership), and the contact information for at least three professional references.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer of minorities/ females/ veterans/ disabled. Consistent with our core values of integrity, respect, diligence, excellence, inclusiveness and diversity, the University strongly encourages applications from members of all under-represented groups. An offer of employment at the University is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.

Please refer to log number: 17/18-211

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