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12-02-2009, 08:22 AM
Faculty Position in MIE

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at THE UNIVERSITY OF

MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST, invites applications for a tenure track assistant

professor in the broad areas of sensors and actuators, embedded systems, and
cyber-physical systems, ideally with an emphasis in hardware. The new
faculty is expected to contribute transformative and innovative ideas to one
or more departmental research themes including bioengineering, health care
delivery systems, and energy systems, and is encouraged to grow the already
strong ties between MIE and other departments across the university
including Electrical & Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering has 23 full-time
faculty members, close to 100 graduate students, and over 500
undergraduates. The research expenditures exceed $5M/year in diverse areas
including Design and Systems, Ergonomics, Thermal Fluids and Energy,
Materials, Manufacturing, and Operations Research. The Department is home
to the Massachusetts Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and
the UMass Amherst Wind Energy Center.

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts
system, is a national research university recognized for superb faculty,
outstanding teaching, and top-notch students who come from throughout New
England and around the world. Amherst is located 90 miles from Boston and

175 miles from New York City. Amherst was recently voted as the top college
town in North America.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a mechanical engineering discipline (degree
by February, 2011) or a closely related field. Candidates should provide
the following in their application package: (1) statement of interest,
teaching and research qualifications, description of research goals and how
candidate's expertise would add synergy to existing departmental and
university strengths; (2) current curriculum vita; (3) one research article;

(4) full contact information for at least four references; and (5) a brief
abstract for seminar to be presented if invited for an interview. Review of
applications will begin on November 17, 2009, and continue until a suitable
candidate is identified.

Applications are accepted only via email in single PDF file:

The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer. Women and Members of Minority Groups are encouraged to Apply.