The Department of Mechanical Engineering is accepting applications for the position of Department Chair and Professor, with tenure, starting ideally by September 1, 2013. The ME Chair also holds the Ronald G. Garriques Professorship.
The ME Department has 42 primary faculty members, many of whom hold joint appointments in other Departments and Divisions within the College. We offer the baccalaureate degree in ME with optional concentrations in aerospace engineering, manufacturing engineering, energy and environmental engineering, and nanotechnology. At the graduate level, the ME Dept. offers MS and MEng degrees in both mechanical and manufacturing engineering and the PhD in mechanical engineering. Undergraduate and graduate enrollments are approximately 500 and 150 respectively. In addition, ME faculty advise almost 100 graduate students enrolled in programs based in other departments and the Divisions.
Boston University has made a long-term commitment to the development of the College of Engineering, and we are continuing an effort to increase both the breadth and depth of faculty expertise through an ambitious ten-year plan that envisions continued growth in the coming years. With an annual research expenditure of approximately $7 million, the ME Department primary research thrust areas include: physical and biomedical acoustics, dynamics & vibrations, robotics and controls, systems engineering, MEMS and nanotechnology, materials science and engineering, energy & energy systems, thermofluid sciences, computational mechanics, biomechanics, biomaterials, and photonics. The portfolio is dynamic and cross cutting and is further strengthened by its affiliation with the Division of Materials Science and Engineering, The Division of Systems Engineering, the Fraunhofer USA Center for Manufacturing Innovation, the Center for Information and Systems Engineering, and the Photonics Center.
The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate and be internationally recognized for research excellence, leadership, and scholarship in mechanical engineering or a closely related field. Additionally, s/he will have a sound vision for the future of mechanical engineering, the skill to lead and advance a research-oriented department, and the ability to both recruit and mentor exceptional junior faculty. A demonstrated commitment to educational excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels is essential. The Department is particularly interested in a leader that will further strengthen the graduate program through an environment of interdisciplinary research and industry collaboration.
Requires: The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate and be internationally recognized for research excellence, leadership, and scholarship in mechanical engineering or a closely related field.
Boston University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Applicants should submit an electronic dossier that includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of at least six references to: BUMEchairsearch@bu.edu .
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