Department of Mechanical Engineering

Multiple Faculty Positions

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University invites applicants for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at all ranks, to begin Fall 2015. Candidates in all areas related to Mechanical Engineering will be considered with preference given to: (1) experimental solid mechanics with emphasis on engineered, modern materials including metal and polymeric composites, (2) design, manufacturing, and product development involving engineered materials, and (3) novel manufacturing processes including, but not limited to, additive manufacturing for lightweight metals, polymeric composites and biological materials. Our Department and the College of Engineering and Science are committed to fostering interdisciplinary research that can address grand challenges facing our society and innovate through a balance of fundamental and translational research. Collaboration with entities outside engineering is also highly encouraged.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field with potential to develop an internationally recognized, interdisciplinary research program and to actively contribute to core graduate and undergraduate teaching missions of the Department. Applications from women, members of underrepresented minority groups, veterans, and persons with disabilities will be particularly welcomed.

The Department currently has 29 tenure-track or tenured faculty members actively involved in research, teaching, and service endeavors. The Department has produced 9 NSF CAREER award winners. The Department is housed in a modern research and education facility and has an enrollment of approximately 800 undergraduate and 200 graduate students. Clemson University is a public, land-grant institution currently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as 20th among national public universities. The university maintains a high-performance computing cluster; ranked 15th among academic research clusters, and a state-of-the-art electron microscopy laboratory. The campus is within driving distance to major metropolitan areas such as Greenville, SC, Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, list of four references, and statements of research interests and teaching philosophy (maximum two pages each). The application package should be submitted as a single PDF file attached to an email message and sent to the address below.

  • Dr. Gang Li, Chair, Faculty Search Committee
  • 100 Fluor Daniel Engineering Innovation Building
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0921

Applications received before December 1, 2014 will be given full consideration, however, the search will continue until the positions are filled. Additional departmental information is available at:

Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.