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The following is the list of current open positions:

Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina

August 29, 2014

The University of South Carolina, Department of Mechanical Engineering, is accepting applications for tenure track positions at the Assistant and Associate Professor levels. Preference will be given to candidates in one of the following areas: (a) thermo-fluids, (b) materials and/or (c) mechanics of materials. However, highly qualified candidates from all areas of Mechanical Engineering will be considered.  Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field. Successful candidates will have demonstrated the ability to develop and conduct independent, cutting-edge, research that augments and complements existing departmental expertise. Duties will include development of a strong, externally funded, research program, teaching undergraduate and graduate classes, supervising graduate students and normal academic service.  Please see http://www.me.sc.edu/ for details regarding the Mechanical Engineering Department.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is the largest department in the College of Engineering and Computing and offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. The Department currently has 31 tenure track faculty members with annual research expenditures of over $7.0 million. The mechanical engineering doctoral program recently was ranked # 7 in the South and 31st nationally by the National Research Council. The leadership in the College has made growth of the Department a high priority. The University of South Carolina is the flagship comprehensive graduate institution in the state, with an enrollment of more than 42,000 students. The Department of Mechanical Engineering is located on the main campus, which is in   Columbia, the capital and technology center of South Carolina.  For more information, see http://www.sc.edu/. 

Applications should be submitted by email to odonnemc@cec.sc.edu, in the form of a single PDF document, containing: 1) vitae, 2) statement of research plans, 3) statement of teaching interests, and 4) contact information for three references. The selection process will begin on November 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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Nuclear Engineering Faculty Position: Assistant Professor

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Carolina (USC) in Columbia is seeking qualified applicants for a Tenure Track faculty position as the Assistant Professor level. USC is the flagship university of South Carolina and the only university in the state designated as a "high research and high service activity" university by the Carnegie Foundation. This position is attached to the newly established SmartState Center of Economic Excellence in Nuclear Science and Energy at USC.

The applicant must have earned a doctoral degree in nuclear engineering, physics, applied mathematics, or a closely related field. Candidates are expected to have abilities that match the multi-disciplinary objectives of the Center, including a demonstrated ability to contribute to research extending beyond conventional nuclear engineering applications. Specifically desired are applicants with expertise in sensitivity analysis, uncertainty quantification, and optimal predictions based on data assimilation and large-scale computational model calibration using high performance computing facilities. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in developing adjoint models using object-oriented software running on massively parallel computing systems. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to building and leading multidisciplinary research teams involved in developing and extending multi-scale multi-physics nuclear engineering numerical simulation systems running on high performance computing systems. Candidates should be able to acquire a U.S. government security clearance.

The SmartState Center of Economic Excellence in Nuclear Science and Energy at USC contributes substantially to building a comprehensive Nuclear Engineering Program at USC, which is currently housed in USC’s Mechanical Engineering Department. This program offers Masters and Doctoral degrees, in addition to an undergraduate minor in nuclear engineering (see: http://www.me.sc.edu/ and http://www.me.sc.edu/nuclear/index.html). The selected candidate will be required to teach undergraduate and graduate courses as needed within the Nuclear Engineering Program. In particular, the selected candidate is expected to develop graduate-level courses in predictive modeling for nuclear engineering applications, including validated modeling and uncertainty quantification, using examples from his/her research in nuclear energy and related areas.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, names of three references, and copies of selected publications to the Chair of the Nuclear Center Search Committee, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing, University of South Carolina, Columbia SC 29208. Electronic submissions in the form of one PDF file via email to nuclear-search@cec.sc.edu are encouraged. The selection process will begin on May 10, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. The University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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College of Engineering and Computing SmartState™ Search: Endowed Chair in Multifunctional Materials – USC Multiphysics of Engineered Functional Materials and Structures SmartState™ (MEFMS) Center

The University of South Carolina is seeking an outstanding leader for the position of South Carolina SmartState™ Endowed Chair in Multifunctional Materials. This Endowed Chair will lead/expand development of Engineered Functional Materials and Structures research at the University.

The Endowed Chair position will be part of an integrated state-wide SmartState™ Center for Multifunctional Materials with researchers dedicated to the understanding and fabrication of engineered materials and structures. A key focus of the Center is to integrate research activities in functional and engineered materials across the state and to promote economic development in these areas.

The USC MEFMS Endowed Chair will lead efforts in basic and applied research related to understanding and fabricating multifunctional engineered materials. The Chair has significant institutional support and will have the opportunity to work closely with researchers in the Colleges of Engineering and Computing and Arts and Sciences, as well as other colleges and related Centers and Institutes, including the McNair Center www.sc.edu/mcnair/, the Solid Oxide Fuel Cell SmartState™ Center www.sofccenter.com, and the Integrated Design Manufacturing Certification of Advanced Materials Structures (IADAM) Center. Current research activities in this area include: design and manufacturing of engineered heterogeneous multi-functional materials; multiphysics based multiscale analysis and design of material systems; material state analysis and prognosis of multifunctional materials and material systems; integrated design and manufacturing of multifunctional materials.

The USC MEFMS Endowed Chair will be based in the College of Engineering and Computing with joint appointments in other units as appropriate. The interdisciplinary materials program at the University of South Carolina is a rapidly growing effort that has over 200 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 20 affiliated faculty members spanning the College of Engineering and Computing and College of Arts and Sciences, who are currently conducting research in materials synthesis, materials engineering, and heterogeneous functional materials. (e.g,www.HeteroFoam.com).

Candidates must possess a PhD in engineering or a similar discipline, a record of exemplary research relevant to materials engineering, demonstrated leadership, and strong potential to support economic development. Candidates must have credentials consistent with the granting of tenure at the rank of professor.

The following standards of performance are expected of the recipients of this endowed chair: continuing record of scholarly and creative endeavors; leadership in and across academic units and collaborations with scholars within as well as external to one’s own university and with the private sector; pursuit of activities that enhance the reputation of the university; teaching in one’s discipline and specialty; generation of additional private, governmental, foundation and other external grants and funds; innovative leadership and mentoring of students and other faculty; attraction of high quality students; and evidence of the ability to promote and develop "enhanced economic opportunities in knowledge-based industries for all South Carolinians" and generate employment opportunities through development of related licenses and patents.

For more information or to nominate a candidate contact Dr. Ken Reifsnider, Reifsnider@sc.edu. Applications should include a current resume, a research vision and strategy for the implementation of this vision, and the names and affiliations of at least three references. Applications will be kept confidential within the extent allowed by state law. Applications should be submitted to: EFMS-Chair@cec.sc.edu. Screening of candidates will begin on October 1, 2013. The post will remain open until the position has been filled.

USC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply. For more information about the SmartState™ Program, please visit www.sccoee.org.

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Endowed Chair position in Tissue Engineering - USC Tissue Biofabrication Smart State TM (ATBSS)

The University of South Carolina is seeking an outstanding leader for the position of South Carolina SmartState Endowed Chair in Tissue Engineering. This Endowed Chair will lead/expand development of biomedical engineering research at the University.

The Endowed Chair position is part of an integrated state-wide SmartStateTM Center for Advanced Tissue Biofabrication with researchers dedicated to the understanding and fabrication of biological materials and tissues. A key focus of the Center is to integrate research activities in tissue engineering and Biofabrication across the state and to promote economic development in these areas. The other participating institutions are the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston (MUSC) and Clemson University (CU).

The USC ATBSS Endowed Chair will lead efforts in basic and applied research related to understanding and fabricating engineered biological tissue. The Chair has significant institutional support and will have the opportunity to work closely with researchers and clinicians in the Center for Advanced Tissue Biofabrication. Current research activities in this area include: experimental investigations and constitutive modeling of hard and soft biological tissues; continuum mechanics-based modeling of growth and remodeling in living tissues; tissue engineering; biomaterials design, synthesis, and characterization; directing stem cell fate via environmental control; and fundamental studies in embryonic development.

The USC ATBSS Endowed Chair will be based in the Biomedical Engineering Program in the College of Engineering and Computing at the University of South Carolina with joint appointments in other units as appropriate. The inter-disciplinary Biomedical Engineering Program at the University of South Carolina is a rapidly growing effort that has over 250 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 25 affiliated faculty members spanning the College of Engineering and Computing, College of Arts and Sciences, and the USC School of Medicine-Columbia who are currently conducting research in biomedical engineering, life sciences, biomaterials, tissue engineering, and computational sciences.

Candidates must possess a PhD or MD/PhD in biomedical engineering or a similar discipline, a record of exemplary research relevant to tissue engineering, demonstrated leadership, and strong potential to support economic development. Candidates must have credentials consistent with the granting of tenure at the rank of professor.

The following standards of performance are expected of the recipients of this endowed chair: continuing record of scholarly and creative endeavors; leadership in and across academic units and collaborations with scholars within as well as external to one’s own university and with the private sector; pursuit of activities that enhance the reputation of the university; generation of additional private, governmental, foundation and other external grants and funds; innovative leadership and mentoring of students and other faculty; attraction of high quality students; and evidence of the ability to promote and develop “enhanced economic opportunities in knowledge- based industries for all South Carolinians” and generate employment opportunities through development of related licenses and patents.

For more information or to nominate a candidate contact Dr. Abdel Bayoumi, bayoumi@cec.sc.edu. Applications should include a current resume, a research vision and strategy for the implementation of this vision, and the names and affiliations of at least three references. Applications will be kept confidential within the extent allowed by state law. Applications should be submitted to: ATBSS-Chair@cec.sc.edu. Screening of candidates will begin on April 1, 2012. The post will remain open until the position has been filled.

USC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply. For more information about the SmartState Program, please visit www.sccoee.org

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