Assistant Professor / Associate professor, additive manufacturing FY15 - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States


Detailed Job Description

Seeking individuals in the area of additive manufacturing in the department of Mechanical Engineering.

The College of Engineering at The University of Alabama ( seeks applications and nominations for multiple tenured or tenure-track faculty positions in the area of Additive Manufacturing — particularly for direct digital manufacturing of metallic, ceramic and/or composite components. These positions are to be filled in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. An earned doctoral degree in a relevant discipline is required. Successful candidates will be expected to develop strong, externally-funded research programs and to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses. Alabama has a large industrial base with concentrations in automotive, aerospace, primary metals, and energy. Manufacturing has been and continues to be a major economic strength in the state and region. The new faculty will leverage these burgeoning industries with research programs to meet the needs for next-generation manufacturing.
The University of Alabama has experienced unprecedented growth and prosperity over the last decade including significant increases in undergraduate and graduate enrollment within the College of Engineering. In July 2013, the final phase of a $300M, four-building science and engineering research complex was completed with state-of-the-art laboratories. The University of Alabama offers many opportunities to work within interdisciplinary research communities including the Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies and the Center for Materials for Information Technology. The University, which currently enrolls more than 35,000 students, was founded in 1831 with the engineering program beginning in 1837. It is located in Tuscaloosa along the banks of the Black Warrior River in Central Alabama. The Tuscaloosa metropolitan area, with more than 150,000 residents, was named “The Most Livable City in America” in 2011 by the US Conference of Mayors and one of the “100 Best Communities for Young People” by America’s Promise Alliance.
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014 and will continue until the positions are filled. Applicants must submit a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, a research statement that outlines planned areas of pursuit, a teaching statement that captures teaching philosophy along with course topics of interests, and a list of at least three references with contact information. Inquiries should be addressed to Prof. Clark Midkiff, Search Committee Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Box 870276, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0276, or sent by email to

Special Instructions to Applicants

Include references as part of cover letter.

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

Keyword Phrases

  • The Capstone of Higher Education
  • Student Centered Research University
  • Fostering a diverse student body & workforce
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Other Engineering
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter