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Senior Faculty Position in Computational Science and Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

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Position is open until filled.

The Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering (MANE) at RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE in Troy, NY invites applications for a tenure-track senior faculty position in the area of Computational Science and Engineering to begin August 15, 2019 or thereafter. The emphasis is on individuals at the Associate or Full Professor level. Special consideration will be given to candidates with expertise in emerging aspects of computational fluid dynamics with forward looking applications including, but not limited to, energy and the environment, advanced manufacturing, high-energy and reactive systems, and biomedical systems.

Candidates must possess an earned PhD or foreign degree equivalent in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or a closely related field, long with evidence of effective teaching, and a national or international record of research, academic, and/or scholarly recognition, as typically achieved through 10 or more years in a tenure track position. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to carry out the following position duties: develop and maintain an internationally recognized, interdisciplinary program of funded research in Mechanical, Aerospace or Nuclear Engineering, to actively contribute to the core graduate and undergraduate teaching missions of MANE and engage in department, institute and professional service activities.

MANE is in a period of unprecedented growth. Our research addresses some of the world’s most pressing technological challenges—from energy and sustainable development to materials, manufacturing, controls, adaptive and resilient systems, biotechnology and human health. The department’s annual research expenditures total more than $15 million. More than 1,400 undergraduate students and 150 graduate students are currently enrolled in MANE.

Faculty have access to world-class research facilities and an atmosphere that promotes deep interdisciplinary collaborations. The New York State Center for Future Energy Systems conducts fundamental and applied research to accelerate the development of energy efficient and renewable energy technologies. The Center for Materials, Devices, and Integrated Systems aims to advance next-generation electronic and optical devices, manufacturing and robotics, integrated biomaterial devices, energy harvesting and storage, electric transmission/distribution, responsive and adaptive built environments, and nanostructured composite materials. The Center for Computational Innovation and Scientific Computation Research Center provide state-o-the-art computing facilities. The Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies and the Center for Modeling, Simulation and Imaging in Medicine are engaged in both fundamental and translational biomedical research. The Institute for Data Exploration and Applications and the Experimental Media and the Cognitive Immersive Systems Lab provide new and exciting opportunities to manipulate and experience data and cognitive computing.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1824, is America’s first technological research university. Rensselaer faculty and alumni represent 85 members of the National Academy of Engineering, 17 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 25 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 8 members of the National Academy of Medicine, 8 members of the National Academy of Inventors, and 5 members of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, as well as 6 National Medal of Technology winners, 5 National Medal of Science winners, and a Nobel Prizewinner in Physics. With 7,000 students and nearly 100,000 living alumni, Rensselaer is addressing the global challenges facing the 21st century—to change lives, to advance society, and to change the world.

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