Faculty - Dynamic Systems and Control - Multiple Positions

Virginia Tech

Posted Under: Blacksburg, Virginia jobs in Other; Other jobs
Posted On: 2017-10-23 13:00:00

Department of Mechanical
Engineering Faculty Positions
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech
invites applications for seven faculty positions in the general
areas listed below. These tenure-track or tenured positions could
be filled at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level as
designated below. Exceptional candidates will be considered for
named professorships.
1.Dynamic Systems and Control (open rank):
Robotics and autonomous systems, control and information theory,
perceptions and intelligent systems, signal processing and
estimation, mechatronics, and system dynamics. Particularly
desirable are areas such as control theory, human-machine
interaction, modeling and control of social and behavioral systems,
bioinspired robotics, and social robotics. Job
number TR. Search committee chair:
Prof. Pinhas Ben-Tzvi ()
2.Robotics Perception (open rank):
Perception in robotics, autonomous systems, and intelligent
infrastructures. Job number TR. Search
committee chair: Prof. Pinhas Ben-Tzvi ()
3.Computational Design and Analysis Methods,
(Assistant and Associate Professor level): computational mechanics,
multiscale (nano-micro-macro scale) modeling, design automation,
design optimization, design reliability, design methodology,
advanced material modeling, and design for (additive)
manufacturing. Job number TR. Search
committee chair: Prof. Chris Williams ().
4.Materials and Manufacturing for Energy
Systems (Assistant and Associate Professor level):
materials, design, and manufacturing with a preferred emphasis in
energy storage and batteries, battery technology from a
manufacturing perspective that encompasses the automation of the
materials, mechanical, and chemical processes involved. Job
number TR. Search committee chair:
Prof. Chris Williams ().
5.Bio, Micro, and Nano-systems (Assistant and
Associate Professor level): emerging areas of mechanical
engineering including mechanobiology, interface of mechanics and
biology and medicine, BioMEMS/NEMS, cellular mechanics, biomedical
micro/nano-devices, biotransport, modeling of biological systems
ranging from molecular to genes, organelle, cell, and tissue level.
Job number TR. Search committee chair:
Prof. Amrinder Nain ()
6. Energy Engineering and
Sciences/Combustion (Open rank): turbomachinery,
aerospace propulsion systems, gas turbine heat transfer, electronic
cooling and thermal management, diagnostic systems, and
thermoelectric power generations, biofuels, combustion diagnostics
and dynamics, and automobile engine systems. Job
number TR. Search committee chair:
Prof. Wing Ng ().
7.Nuclear Engineering and Sciences (Open rank):
nuclear materials and fuels, particle transport methods, radiation
detection, reactor physics, reactor safety, reactor shielding,
reactor design, medical and imaging applications, nuclear security
and safeguard, nuclear non-proliferation and policy. This position
is directly related to VT's Intelligent Infrastructure Destination
Area (a transdisciplinary initiative across many colleges.) To
apply for this position, please refer to Virginia Tech's cluster
hire ad at
select Mechanical Engineering Department and mention applying to
Nuclear Engineering position.

Positions 2 through 7 contribute to the University's
transdisciplinary Destination Area in Intelligent Infrastructure
and Human Centered Communities. Please find more information on the
departmental web site for details.
Virginia Tech is committed to diversity and seeks a broad
spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and people with
disabilities. Virginia Tech is a recipient of the National Science
Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase
the participation of women in academic science and engineering
careers ().
Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in engineering or a
closely related discipline. We are seeking outstanding candidates
committed to a career in research and teaching. The successful
candidates will be responsible for mentoring graduate and
undergraduate students, teaching courses at the undergraduate and
graduate levels, and developing an internationally recognized
research program. Candidates should apply online at to the
appropriate posting number given above. Applicants should submit a
cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a list of published
journal articles, a one-page research statement, a brief statement
on teaching preferences, and the names of five references that the
search committee may contact. Review of applications for all
positions will begin on December 4,
2017 and will continue until the positions are
filled. Please visit the departmental web site at
more information about the department and each position. Category: Education , Keywords: Mechanical Engineering - Faculty Position