Nicholas A. Pohlman Posted on December 15, 2016 by Nicholas A. Pohlman
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Northern Illinois University (NIU) anticipates hiring two tenure-track faculty positions with specialization in biomechanics and advanced manufacturing at the level of assistant professor rank starting August 2017.

The department offers B.S. and M.S. degrees and currently has 14 faculty members, about 625 undergraduate students and 90 graduate students. The faculty member may also participate in supervising Ph.D. students in interdisciplinary centers at the university. The faculty member is expected to serve as a vibrant instructor for both undergraduate and graduate courses, conduct independent-externally funded research projects, publish research work in archival journals, supervise undergraduate/graduate students in engaged and experiential learning programs, and collaborate with regional stake holders. The research agenda of the faculty member should expand the department portfolio in biomechanical engineering including areas such as musculoskeletal analysis, dynamics and control of human movement, robotic integration for human machine interface such as rehabilitative, assistive, and haptic interface, device design, injury assessment or prevention, transport phenomena in biological systems, targeted drug delivery, soft tissue thermo-fluid dynamics, or other related topics. In the field of advanced manufacturing, research areas may include digital manufacturing and intelligent material processing, rapid additive manufacturing methods, multi-scale modeling of microstructures for material processing including injection molding, multi-material castings and material joining methods for welding/brazing, metrology and inspection methods for production quality, data-driven methods for mesoscale computational materials science, or other related topics.

Candidates should provide the following: 1. application letter summarizing their qualifications, 2. statement of teaching philosophy including applications of pedagogy, 3. concise research plan with short-term and long-term advanced manufacturing objectives, and 4. curriculum vitae of professional development that includes contact information for at least three references. Send complete application materials to Dr. Pradip Majumdar, Department Chair, at Preference will be given to applications received by February 15, 2017; applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

Search Positions #6368 and #6667 on the University HRS website.
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