• Kenneth and Mary Ann Shaw Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurial Leadership

    Syracuse University’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) invites applications for candidates for the Kenneth A. and Mary Ann Shaw Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurial Leadership (“Shaw Professor”). This is a full time (academic year and summer) non-tenure track endowed faculty position.
    The Shaw Professor will have overarching responsibility for magnifying the college’s innovation mission – a key component of the College’s Transforming Our Future plan. In particular, the Shaw Professor will catalyze a campus-wide community for design and prototyping through curricular and extra-curricular programs and by collaborating with the substantial entrepreneurship eco-system at Syracuse University and across Central New York.
    A primary role of the Shaw Professor is to lead all aspects of [email protected], the university invention accelerators. These six-week summer programs accelerate the process of device inventions by immersing undergraduates, from any discipline, in an iterative process of “design, prototype, pitch.” (website and video at invent.syr.edu). The Shaw Professor’s leadership will include working with faculty, machine shop and makerspace staff, IP attorneys, and acting coaches to deliver the programs; working with advancement and corporate relations to engage alumni in evaluating pitches; and collaborating with the Blackstone Launchpad, the Falcone Entrepreneurship Center, and the Technology Commercialization Center to enable student inventors to write business plans and attract investors.
    The Shaw Professor will teach in the MAE department and is expected to advance the department by providing excellent instruction at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. A strong commitment to teaching excellence is essential, and preference will be given to candidates who can cover fundamental courses in the fields of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

     

    For full consideration, applicants must complete an online application at https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/87909. Required application materials consist of: 1) cover letter; 2) detailed resume or curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching and entrepreneurial interests; and 4) names and contact information of three references. The initial screening of applications will begin on October 1, 2021; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For information about the department, please visit http://mae.syr.edu.

     

    Syracuse University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to equality of opportunity and a diverse work force. Women, military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

  • Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Solid Mechanics

    The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) Department at Syracuse University is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of Solid Mechanics. This position is part of an ambitious Invest Syracuse Cluster Hire Initiative in the broad area of bioinspired science and technology. As an integral part of this investment, Syracuse University is actively recruiting multiple candidates for tenured/tenure-track faculty positions for a cohesive research cluster in the focus area of form and function which seeks to understand and optimize movement in organisms, robots, and human-machine interface. The individuals hired into these positions will build on existing strengths in the focused research areas. The successful candidate will have laboratory facilities within the MAE department, with access to the world-class facilities of the multidisciplinary BioInspired Syracuse Institute for Material and Living Systems. This institute spans multiple departments in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and the College of Arts and Sciences. Further information on the facilities can be found at tinyurl.com/BioInspiredFacilities and on the BioInspired Institute and the hiring initiative can be found at BioInspired.syr.edu.

     

    Preference will be given to candidates who possess expertise in expanding the boundaries of experimental and/or computational mechanics to solve a broad range of fundamental problems in mechanics of solids and structures, including, but not limited to mechanics of granular materials, mechanics of advanced materials and structures, mechanics of biological and soft materials, mechanics of robotics.

     

    For full consideration, applicants must complete an online application at https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/87511. Required application materials consist of: 1) cover letter; 2) detailed resume or curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching interests; 4) a statement of research interests; 5) a statement of diversity and inclusion; and 6) names and contact information of three references. The initial screening of applications will begin on October 1, 2021; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For information about the department, please visit http://mae.syr.edu.

     

    Syracuse University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to equality of opportunity and a diverse work force. Women, military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.