Position: The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for an Endowed Chair in Renewable Energy. All areas of specialization related to renewable energy will be given consideration. The Department is home to two nationally and internationally recognized centers of excellence, the Wind Energy Center and the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, upon which an Endowed Chair could draw for resources and to which an Endowed Chair could contribute and provide essential leadership. The Department is also the home to a prestigious National Science Foundation funded Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program in the area of offshore wind energy.

Starting Date: September 1, 2017

Skills and Experiences

Requirements and Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD in mechanical engineering or a closely related field. The position is open to individuals with qualifications that allow them to be appointed at the rank of associate or full professor. A proven record of multidisciplinary education and research will be favorably viewed. The successful candidate will have a stellar track record in research in renewable energy and related areas, including extramural funding, teaching, and leadership.

Responsibilities: Faculty members are expected to contribute significantly to the advance of basic science and engineering as evidenced by scholarly publications, sustain a nationally recognized program of sponsored research, teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and promote and encourage diversity at all levels. In addition, the Endowed Chair is expected to take a leadership role in large, collaborative, sponsored research projects.

Department, University and Community: The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering has 33 full-time faculty members, over 140 graduate students, and over 800 undergraduates. Research expenditures exceeded $5.2M in the last fiscal year. A number of programs, institutes and centers provide outstanding opportunities for collaboration, including the above-mentioned offshore wind energy IGERT, the Wind Energy Center, and the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy as well as the NSF Center for e-Design, also in the department, along with the Center on Polymer-Based Materials for Harvesting Solar Energy, the NSF Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing, and the Institute for Massachusetts Biofuels Research.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst (http://www.umass.edu), the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, is a nationally ranked public research university and home to over 22,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students. The 1,430 acre campus is located in the scenic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. UMass Amherst, along with Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges, is a member of the Five College Consortium and the Academic Career Network. The region boasts a rural setting with easy access to Boston, Hartford, and New York City. Amherst is nestled between the Berkshire Mountains, Holyoke Range and Pelham Hills providing many recreational opportunities. The Commonwealth itself is ranked number two in the nation in clean tech leadership, providing additional opportunities for outreach and collaboration.

Application Process: Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Candidates should provide the following in their application package: 1) Cover letter and current curriculum vitae; 2) Research plans; 3) Statement of teaching interests; 4) Representative recent original research articles; and 5) Full contact information for at least four references.

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The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Department, College, and University have a strong commitment to diversity.

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