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The Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Alabama invites qualified candidates to apply for multiple faculty positions (tenure-track or tenured) at the Assistant or Associate Professor ranks. Exceptional candidates with specializations relevant to convergent and emerging areas of mechanical engineering in two broad tracks of advanced manufacturing systems and thermofluids science will be considered. Under the advanced manufacturing systems track, particular attention will be given to candidates with research interests in robotic and automated manufacturing, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), as well as artificial intelligence, virtual/augmented reality and connectivity applied to advanced manufacturing systems. Under the thermofluids science track, candidates with expertise in cyber-physical energy systems, sustainable energy, and gas turbines and engines for power generation and propulsion are being sought. The Department has established strong track records and strengths in these areas as evident by the fast rise in the number of faculty, externally-funded research and collaboration with major industrial companies.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Alabama invites qualified candidates for two non-tenured/non-tenure track renewable contract Research Assistant Professor positions. Both positions require Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related engineering field, and background and experience in combustion with focus on internal combustion engines (ICEs): (1) the first position requires experimental background in combustion experiments at high-pressures including skills to perform engine dynamometer tests. Knowledge of thermal-fluid instrumentation, emissions measurements, data acquisition systems, engine control units, and ability to program hardware and analyze experimental data is necessary. Familiarity with optical diagnostics techniques for flow and species measurements is desirable, and (2) the second position requires computational experience and background to perform high-performance, multi-dimensional CFD analysis of ICEs. An ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of commercial codes such as CONVERGE CFD and ANSYS FLUENT, and/or open-source code OPEN FOAM. The candidate is expected to be well-versed in formulating turbulence and chemical kinetics models and implementing them in CFD codes to investigate auto-ignition, combustion, and emissions behavior of fossil and alternative fuels. Industrial and/or post-doctoral experience is desirable.
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