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Assistant Professor - Automotive and Mechanical Engineering

Clemson University
South Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 8, 2024

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Position Title: Assistant Professor - Automotive and Mechanical Engineering

Department: College: College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences

Location: Greenville, SC

Open Date: Apr 13, 2023



Clemson University’s School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering is looking for outstanding candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, with research interests related to modeling, estimation and control of complex dynamical systems. Exceptional candidates are sought, particularly those who will dramatically enhance and compliment our core research thrusts - Future Materials and Manufacturing, Connectivity, AI/ML and Autonomous Systems, Energy and Sustainable Mobility, and Human-Technology Integration.

Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, data-driven modeling, estimation and control of dynamic systems, advanced control theory, AI/ML and autonomous systems, and innovative applications of control-theoretic tools to these areas.

Successful candidates are expected to have excellent communication skills, especially in classroom environments, and an ability to bring research and industry experiences effectively into classroom instruction.

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 will 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 department offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Automotive Engineering, and is partially funded with over $40 million in endowments. These positions 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 in global mechanical and automotive technologies;
  • 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;
  • The ability to build a strong research program and scholarly publication record, and 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
  • Contact information for four (4) references
  • 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)

Guaranteed consideration will be given to applications received by May 15, 2023; however, the search will continue until the position is filled. Expected start date of the position is August 2023.

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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