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Assistant Professor - Automotive Engineering

Clemson University
South Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Nov 26, 2023

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Clemson University: College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences: Automotive Engineering
Assistant Professor - Automotive Engineering

Location: Greenville, SC


Clemson University's School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering is searching for outstanding applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, related to estimation, control, and dynamic system modeling. Exceptional candidates are sought, particularly those who will dramatically enhance, while complimenting, our core research thrusts.

The position theme is propulsion system control for future mobility. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to: energy management for hybrid powertrains, control for electric motors and alternative engine concepts, battery management systems, and integration of powertrain control with other mobility features such as motion planning and active safety systems.

The position will include a competitive salary and startup package to support the research mission of the School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering. Candidates will interact with existing research groups within the school and throughout Clemson University and participate in interdisciplinary research initiatives.

The School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering is a fully integrated tenure-granting graduate school within the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Science at Clemson University. The school offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Automotive Engineering, and is partially funded with over $40 million in endowments. This position will be based at Clemson's International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) innovation campus in Greenville, South Carolina, but will have significant interaction with and presence at the main campus Mechanical Engineering facility. The CU-ICAR campus ( currently houses 20 companies and has interactions with over 200 industry partners, including top global manufacturers and suppliers. Mechanical Engineering ( on the main campus comprises 37 faculty in manufacturing & design, solid mechanics, and thermal/fluid systems areas. Clemson is a national, land grant and Tier-1 research University, currently ranked by US News & World Report as #31 among US public universities. South Carolina is home to over 300 automotive companies including original equipment manufacturers and suppliers.


Leading candidates should possess:

• A Ph.D. or equivalent in a relevant technical discipline,

• Knowledge and experience base in global mechanical and automotive technologies with connections to industry,

• The qualities of an "entrepreneurial scholar," meaning an individual who converts a vision into reality through superior strategic planning and execution skills while leading intellectual exploration in sustainable mobility,

• The ability to build a strong research program and scholarly publication record, and have a clear dedication to and ability in undergraduate and graduate level teaching.

Application Instructions

This institution uses Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation free of charge.

Applicants should electronically submit the following via Interfolio (

• CV

• Cover letter

• Letters of reference (3)

• A brief statement of teaching (2 pages maximum)

• A brief statement of research goals (2 pages maximum)

• A statement on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (1 page maximum)

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.


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