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EndowedphotoThe Department of Mechanical Engineering is searching for an Endowed Chair in Mechanical Engineering.  Candidates should be energetic and recognized leaders, with research expertise in manufacturing related areas, including but not limited to novel materials, materials processing, nano-manufacturing, design, process control, and additive manufacturing.  As a prominent position of leadership, this endowed chair is expected to be an outstanding scholar, who significantly contributes to the University's national and international research profile.  

Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or a closely related field, an outstanding record of scientific research, doctoral student mentoring and continuous extramural research funding.  The successful candidate will continue their research program, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and mentor junior colleagues.  Moreover, this endowed chair will be uniquely positioned to influence the ongoing development of the Belknap Engineering and Applied Sciences Park, adjacent to the Speed School of Engineering.  Applications should be submitted online at

Job ID #UL105.  Please submit a letter of application that indicates qualifications, a current curriculum vitae that includes the names and contact information for three references, and a short description of their future research and teaching plans.  Applications will be reviewed beginning on January 15, 2014.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  The expected start date is August 2014.  For additional information, interested individuals may contact the committee chair, Peter M. Quesada, Ph.D. at 205-852-5981 or at

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