Mechanical Engineering Chair Search
The Department of Mechanical Engineering seeks an administrative head who is a dynamic leader committed to working with the faculty to advance the department’s mission and strategic initiatives. Chair candidates must have outstanding organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, and have demonstrated excellence in scholarship, academics and service. The preferred candidate should have a doctorate in Mechanical Engineering or a related field, and should be tenurable at the rank of Professor.
The Mechanical Engineering Department has 420 undergraduate and 90 graduate students, and 14 faculty, with ongoing research in nanomechanics, nanomaterials and polymer composites; microfluidics; biomechanics; computational fluid dynamics; renewable and sustainable energy; systems reliability; and automotive engineering. Local industrial research collaborators include General Electric, Ford, Cummins, LexMark, UPS, and Brown Forman. The University of Louisville Health Sciences Campus including Medical and Dental Schools also offers many collaborative research opportunities.
Louisville, with a population of 1.4M, is recognized as a city on the move. Major amenities in the Metro area include world-class performing arts, great sports and recreational activities, and incredible dining.
Applications, consisting of a CV, a statement of qualifications for the position, a statement of vision for leading the department, and a list of 3-5 references, are submitted online at https://www.higheredjobs.com/details.cfm?JobCode=175721869. A repository of detailed information on the Department, J. B. Speed School of Engineering and the University can be found at https://louisville.edu/speed/mechanical/chair_search.
Nominations of potential candidates are also solicited and will be given serious consideration. Nominations may be submitted to ME Search Committee Chair, Robert W. Cohn, firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Americans with disabilities Employer, committed to diversity, and in that spirit, seeks applications from a broad variety of candidates.
Repository of detailed information for candidates.
PDF version of the advertisement for the Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department.