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Assistant/ Associate/ Full Professor (Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering)

Apply now Department: 3670045130 Mechanical & Nuclear Engr
Job no: 504770
Work type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Applied Sciences, Engineering

About This Role:

The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering (MNE) at Kansas State University seeks excellent applicants with a background in mechanical or nuclear engineering or a related field for multiple tenure-track positions.  The appointments may be at any level (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) and tenure may be offered at the level of Associate or Full Professor. Highly qualified candidates may be considered for an endowed position. The department is considering all areas of expertise pertaining to mechanical or nuclear engineering. In mechanical engineering, areas of interest are: fluid mechanics, optimization, dynamics and control, solid mechanics, and materials. Nuclear reactor design, radiation detection, radiation transport, and especially nuclear materials are areas of interest in nuclear engineering. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally-recognized externally-funded, sustainable research program, and make significant contributions to the department's teaching and service responsibilities.  The department has strong research programs in multiple areas and new faculty are encouraged to develop research collaborations with colleagues within and outside the department.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally-recognized externally-funded, sustainable research program, and make significant contributions to the department's teaching and service responsibilities.  The department has strong research programs in multiple areas and new faculty are encouraged to develop research collaborations with colleagues within and outside the department.

Why Join Us:

K-State’s College of Engineering drives research- and innovation-related breakthroughs that change the world by investing in, promoting, and advancing research in health, energy, infrastructure, and information technology. It is the largest engineering program in the State of Kansas, engaging more than 4,100 undergraduate and graduate students. With its 11 bachelor’s, 12 master’s and eight doctoral programs, a key goal is to continue to improve the reputation of the college, while staying true to the university’s core values as a land-grant, applied science institution. In attracting and adding to its current 136 faculty in professional ranks, 26 instructors and 76 staff members, the College of Engineering is experiencing an extended time of growth in extramural funding and graduate programs, the recruitment of top-notch faculty, and ongoing laboratory and facility upgrades.

The department has 30 faculty members with annual research expenditures of approximately $5M per year and approximately 1,020 undergraduate and graduate students. Within the department are two cleanrooms (1500 sq. ft.) and associated semiconductor processing equipment, an electron/ x-ray microscopy suite, a ~400 sq. ft. dry room for battery research, an operational nuclear reactor, and two machine shops. Kansas State University’s research computing cluster, “Beocat”, is the largest academic supercomputer in Kansas. Use of Beocat is free for faculty and students. The department houses the Institute for Environmental Research, the National Gas Machinery Lab, and the National Science Foundation-PIRE supported Nanotechnology and Ceramic Composites Lab. More information on department and university resources may be found at http://www.mne.ksu.edu. The College of Engineering is located on the main Kansas State University campus in Manhattan, KS.  Manhattan is a vibrant family oriented city in the scenic Flint Hills.  It is the cultural and business hub of a tri-county area community of over 200,000 residents (see  www.manhattan.org). The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is building the $1.25 billion National Bio and Agro-defense Facility (NBAF) in Manhattan adjacent to the campus that is expected to be fully operational by 2022-23 (www.k-state.edu/nbaf).

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Doctorate in mechanical or nuclear engineering or other closely related engineering discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A record of achievement that merits appointment as a tenured Faculty member for those applying at the Associate Professor or Professor level.

  • In mechanical engineering, areas of interest are: fluid mechanics, optimization, dynamics and control, solid mechanics, and materials. Nuclear reactor design, radiation detection, radiation transport, and especially nuclear materials are areas of interest in nuclear engineering.

  • Ability to develop and sustain an active, productive, and externally funded research program, and effectively manage research projects and student/staff researchers.

  • Ability to write strong and persuasive research proposals that lead to competitive research grants.

  • Demonstrated research ability and the potential for publishing in quality refereed academic and professional journals and presentations at national academic conferences.

  • Ability to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicant must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents at http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/504770:

  1. Letter of application.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Statements of teaching and research interests.
  4. Contact information for five professional references.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

 

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

Commensurate with experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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