$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)
Job Title: Mechanical Engineering Faculty
Desired start date: May 1, 2020
Posting close date: November 30, 2019
Required Degree: PhD in Mechanical Engineering or related field
Information required at the time of application – Please list on the faculty application the contact information for three recommenders on the faculty application. They may be contacted and required to submit their letters of reference electronically at some point during the selection process.
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Brigham Young University
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Brigham Young University is seeking outstanding faculty candidates who will challenge our talented student body and contribute to our excellent research programs. Candidates in all areas of expertise will be considered; candidates in the areas of manufacturing systems and processes, and computer-aided design and tool development are especially encouraged to apply.
The department has a strong research program with state-of-the-art facilities in supercomputing, electron optics, acoustics, microelectronic fabrication, and manufacturing processes. A new 200,000 square foot engineering building opened in September, 2018 with offices, teaching and project labs, and classrooms. We have excellent research programs in compliant mechanisms, MEMS, autonomous vehicle control, multidisciplinary and parametric design, friction stir processing, global product development, acoustics, combustion, microfluidics, biomechanics, microstructure design, and experimental and computational fluid flow physics. Successful candidates will be expected to strengthen undergraduate and graduate education and to develop an outstanding research program.
Current department educational initiatives include a focus on technical excellence, innovation, leadership, and global engineering that prepares graduating students to become truly influential engineers in their chosen areas of expertise. The National Survey of Student Engagement placed BYU in the 93rd percentile for level of academic challenge and in the 91st percentile in fostering active and collaborative learning. The ACT score for the average freshman is at the 91st percentile nationally. Over 75 percent of our BS graduates plan to attend graduate school, and BYU is fifth on the list of U.S. baccalaureate-origin institutions for engineering doctorate recipients. Student teams from BYU consistently place in the top ten in national and international design competitions. Our students have exceptional experience in leadership and global settings (over 80 percent of graduating seniors speak a second language and/or have lived in a foreign country for over a year), making them well poised to become global leaders. We expect our faculty to challenge these outstanding students to reach their potential
Valid Through: 2019-11-6