| University of Detroit Mercy invites applications for a tenure-track Clare Boothe Luce professorship in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the assistant or associate professor levels. This faculty position is a result of an award from the Clare Boothe Luce program of the Henry Luce Foundation and, as such, includes significant career development funds for a period of five years along with a competitive salary and a generous start-up package. To learn more about the life of Clare Boothe Luce, please visit http://www.hluce.org/cblbio.aspx. The terms of the award limits this position to female candidates who are either US citizens or permanent residents. |
The Clare Boothe Luce Assistant/Associate Professor is expected to support and eventually lead a vibrant assistive technologies program at the University. As such, the ideal candidate should have a research program that supports the work of creating technologies that enables persons with diminished capacities to lead happy, productive and independent lives. The assistive technologies program, whose home is in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is a close collaboration between the College of Health Professions, the School of Law and the College of Engineering and Science. The program draws on a close partnership with the VA Hospital as well as parenting with disability groups.
The ideal candidate will be one who is strongly committed to the teacher-scholar model, has a positive teaching record and is willing and able to engage her students (undergraduate, master and doctoral) in meaningful, career-building research work in the general area of assistive technologies. The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurially minded in order to support the entrepreneurial engineering culture within the Department and to spearhead the commercialization efforts of the assistive technologies. An engineering doctoral degree is required in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Systems Engineering, Controls, Electrical Engineering or related field.
Michigan's largest, most comprehensive private university, University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. The University seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's mission, diversity, and excellence of its academic community. The University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.
Interested candidates should apply by emailing a single portable document file (pdf) containing a Curriculum Vitae and cover letter, a one-page statement of research goals, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for four references to the Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Dr. Darrell Kleinke at email@example.com. Review of applications will commence on February 20th, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.