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  • Faculty Position at West Point - New York deadline 3 April

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    Assistant Professor / Instructor in Mechanical Engineering
    United States Military Academy
    West Point, NY, United States
    Department Civil & Mechanical Engineering
    Application Deadline: 3 April 2020
    Position Start Date As soon as possible and no later than 15 JUN

    The Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (CME) at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY is the Nation’s first department of engineering, tracing its lineage from West Point’s founding in 1802. West Point aspires to be the preeminent leader development institution in the world. The CME Department supports the Academy’s efforts through the education and development of world-class engineers within its highly ranked, 4-year ABET-accredited programs.

    Official Job Posting:

    The engineering faculty at the United States Military Academy focus on outstanding teaching, project-based learning, senior capstone design projects, and defense-related research. The Mechanical Engineering program is considering applications for prospective faculty in Mechanical and Biomechanical Engineering in order to increase capacity and begin a collaborative research project on military performance.

    Experience in biomechanical research is desired. Preferred specialties and experience include:

    • Human Subject Testing
    • Signal Processing
    • Wearable Sensors
    • Gait Analysis
    • Postural Control

    As an Assistant Professor / Instructor / Researcher in the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering you will be responsible for leading a research collaboration between West Point and U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center. There may also be opportunities to teach undergraduate engineering courses and advising student design and research projects. Duties may include teaching, course development, faculty development, cadet development, institutional service as well as advising cadet capstone design and independent research projects.

    To be qualified for this position, an individual should have completed a PhD or Masters degree in a relevant field of engineering by June 2020. PhD and Masters candidates may have the opportunity to teach and be hired at or promoted to Assistant Professor.

    US Citizenship is required for this position due to the nature of the research. Superior communication skills and dedication to excellence in teaching are absolute requirements of this position.

    The ability to do research in support of the externally funded project is essential. Faculty within the Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department at West Point have the opportunity to collaborate with their colleagues within the Center for Innovation in Engineering, the Academy’s premier research team. Individuals who are interested in developing research related to national defense applications are strongly encouraged to apply.

    How to Apply
    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package by 11:59 PM (EST) on 04/03/2020. Application packages MUST include:

    1. Cover Letter;
    2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae, including courses taught at the undergraduate level and bibliographic references to published work(s);
    3. Academic Transcripts;
    4. Selected examples of work representing technical reporting or scholarship;
    5. Three (3) reference contacts, including at least one from an academic faculty member;
    6. DD-214, if claiming veteran's preference;
    7. Statement of service from your unit, if currently serving on active duty; and,
    8. Copy of Sponsor's Permanent Change of Station orders and marriage certificate, if claiming military spouse preference.

    In order to receive full consideration, applications should be postmarked or received by the closing date of the announcement.

    Submit your full application package to the following address (electronic submissions preferred):


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