Arizona State University — Assistant / Associate / Full Professor in Smart Vehicle Systems

Arizona State University
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
The School of Manufacturing Systems and Networks
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Smart Vehicle Systems
Location: Arizona State University – Polytechnic Campus

As part of the New Economy Initiative (NEI) the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) and the School of Manufacturing Systems and Networks (MSN) seeks applicants for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in the area of Vehicle electrification and grid integration, connected and automated vehicles (CAVs), energy optimization of CAVs, shared driving, manufacture of next-generation of vehicles. The School of Manufacturing Systems and Networks, one of the seven Fulton Schools, houses a vibrant robotics-enabled smart additive manufacturing for various applications including semiconductors and energy etc. research community (learn more at https://research.engineering.asu.edu/). We seek applicants who complement our abilities in these areas to solve grand challenges as part of a community of experts. Particular areas of interest include, but are not limited to: future communications technologies/computing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and security, human performance, energy systems and materials, and advanced manufacturing and so on.

ASU’s Polytechnic Campus is also home to faculty advancing research in engineering education and human systems/factors, and has strong and growing ties to aerospace, defense, semiconductor, energy/utilities and other manufacturing sectors that are well represented in the region.

We seek applicants who will contribute to our academic programs, promote transdisciplinary teaching and research, and help the University to achieve its aspirations, including enabling student success, transforming society, valuing entrepreneurship and conducting use-inspired research. Faculty members in the Fulton Schools are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, adopt effective pedagogical practices in the development and delivery of graduate and undergraduate courses, advise both undergraduate and graduate student research and projects and undertake service activities.

This search is part of ASU’s engagement with Arizona’s New Economy Initiative (NEI), a bold effort to ensure that Arizona leads the new economy that will rely on engineering, computing and technology to drive sustainable growth, resilience and opportunities for all. NEI investments in the Fulton Schools of Engineering will grow our world-class faculty to accelerate research outcomes and to broaden student access to our programs; will establish Science and Technology Centers to foster the growth of new economy Industries; and will expand experiential learning and workforce training opportunities.

Appointment will be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank commensurate with the candidate’s experience and accomplishments, beginning August 2022. Although the tenure home may be in any of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, The School of Manufacturing Systems and Networks currently the most involved in the interest of this research.

Qualifications

Required qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Electrical/Mechanical/Automotive Engineering or related discipline by the time of appointment
  • Evidence of excellence in research, as appropriate to the candidate’s rank; and
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching, as appropriate to the candidate’s rank

Desired qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to a collaborative, transdisciplinary approach to research and teaching

Application Instructions

Application deadline is January 21, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. To apply, visit https://hiring.engineering.asu.edu/ and select “apply now” next to the corresponding position. Candidates will be asked to create or use an existing Interfolio Dossier to submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement describing research interests (two pages maximum)
  • Statement describing teaching interests and philosophy (two pages maximum)
  • Statement describing commitment and approaches to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging* (one page maximum)
  • Contact information for three references

*The ASU Charter states, “ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.” The Fulton Schools of Engineering are dedicated to continuous innovation, student success, faculty excellence, and cultivation of an environment that is diverse, equitable, inclusive and promotes belonging. The diversity statement provides applicants an opportunity to demonstrate their past and current activities in promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging and how future activities will align with upholding the ASU Charter.

For additional information regarding position specifics, please contact the search committee chair, Professor A.M. Kannan via email at amk@asu.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
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