Position Details

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Position Title:

Assistant Professor, Controls

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Location Address:

Stillwater, Oklahoma
United States

Hiring Supervisor:

Daniel Fisher

Hiring Range:
(Contingent upon available funding):

0.00 - 0.00, Commensurate

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Job Summary:

The School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Oklahoma State University is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the general area of dynamic systems and controls, including mechatronics and cyber physical systems, at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank.  Candidates with teaching and research interests who would like to collaborate with other faculty members in autonomous systems, unmanned aerial systems, precision manufacturing, roll-to-roll processing, energy systems and transportation systems are strongly encouraged to apply.

Oklahoma State University was established in 1890 as a comprehensive land grant university.  Today with over 24,000 students on its Stillwater, Oklahoma, campus, the university has a strong national presence.   The School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is the largest engineering program in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology and one of the largest departments in the university with more than 1300 undergraduates and 130 graduate students.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested and qualified candidates should apply online at https://jobs.okstate.edu. A single pdf file will be requested with your application. The file should include: • a letter of application; • a curriculum vita; • a plan to secure external funding with descriptions of two planned research projects ; • a statement of teaching interests and philosophy; • names and contact information of five references. Send requests for additional information to the search committee chair, Dr. Keith Good, at osumae@okstate.edu. To receive full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2017.

Education & Experience

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Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have demonstrated potential for developing a strong externally funded research program and for excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  An earned Ph.D. in a field closely aligned to mechanical or aerospace engineering is required, and research experience beyond doctoral studies is desirable. Salary and other compensation are competitive with major research institutions. 

Must have demonstrated promise of creative ability and imagination, and an interest in and capability for teaching and working with students. To be considered for appointment, individual must have strong and supportive recommendations from prior professional employers and/or other individuals qualified to assess the person's potential as a teacher, scholar, researcher and/or an effective participant in extension and public service work.

Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations,OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.