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Biomechanics Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering at UW-Madison

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  • Biomechanics Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering at UW-Madison

    The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is accepting applications for a faculty position with a research emphasis in biomechanics. UW-Madison is one of the few truly comprehensive public universities that exists on a single contiguous campus with ~30,000 undergraduate students, ~10,000 graduate students and 13 schools/colleges. Currently, UW-Madison is ranked 4th nationally in research expenditures. The breadth, depth and excellence of scientific inquiry at UW-Madison has few rivals and provides a unique environment to build and expand your horizons. The campus culture is highly collaborative and many engineering faculty have close ties to the medical school as well as collaborations across campus. The ME department is home to an exceptional and diverse group of faculty, with growing emphasis in research related to biology and human health. UW-Madison is located on beautiful Lake Mendota in the heart of Madison, WI. Madison is consistently rated as one of the most livable cities in the United States.

    Working title:

    Official title:

    Degree and area of specialization:
    Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline.

    Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
    Demonstrate potential in scholarship, teaching and research in one of the indicated areas. Strong aptitudes for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and an outstanding ability to conduct collaborative externally-funded research. For more senior applicants, an outstanding reputation in the field of specialty is a primary requirement. Candidates for a tenured position will possess academic credentials to qualify for a tenured faculty appointment at UW-Madison.

    Principal duties:
    Develop, adapt, and teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in Mechanical Engineering; supervise graduate student research; develop and direct funded research; participate in faculty governance and public service.
    Research areas of interest include:
    - Advanced manufacturing especially in the areas of sustainable and additive manufacturing
    - Biomechanics, biofabrication, and biomechatronics
    - Advanced materials processing, nanomaterials processing, and hybrid/composite/heterogeneous materials processing
    - Cyber-physical systems, combining physical components with information and advanced computing, human-system interaction, and modeling for virtual prototyping in the engineering design process.