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The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, currently does not have any faculty positions open

 

Professor of the Practice in the School of Mechanical Engineering

The School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia is seeking qualified candidates for a full or part-time non-tenure-track Professor of the Practice position in Electric Vehicle (EV) and autonomous transportation systems research. Applicants for this position shall have extensive background in the automotive industry, especially in autonomy, electrification and connected vehicles and services. This position will be responsible for:
  • Expand the research area of Electric Vehicle (EV) and autonomous transportation systems
  • Engage faculty across the Institute in large proposals for funding research in areas of electrification, mobility, autonomy, connected vehicles, smart cities, etc.
  • Develop industrial connections with Mechanical Engineering faculty to boost industry funded research and education.
  • Identify connections to industry for micro-credentialing
  • Partner in the development of professional education courses and modules in areas of electrification, mobility, autonomy, connected vehicles, smart cities, etc.
  • Develop and teach course modules on entrepreneurship
  • Mentor students in capstone and entrepreneurship projects.

The successful candidate will leverage their expertise, in conjunction with the expertise of the Mechanical Engineering faculty and their professional networks to advance research and teachings of entrepreneurship.  In addition, the successful candidate will participate in the development and operation of new outreach and engagement activities between faculty, students and industry.
 
The School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 mechanical engineering programs in the U.S. at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and continuously innovate to keep our school at the forefront of engineering education.  We have approximately 3,000 students, 100 faculty members, and 70 staff members.
 
Qualifications (preferred, not required):
  • Advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field;
  • Applicable professional licensure
  • Experience and leadership on major Electric Vehicle design projects
  • Active participation in professional organizations such as ASME, IEEE and SAE
  • Experience developing partnerships with business and industry leaders in the public and private sectors
     
Application Procedures:
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one-page statement of teaching experience and interests, and names/contact information of four references in a single PDF file to: Cindy Pickett, Director of Human Resources, School of Mechanical Engineering, Email: cindy.pickett@me.gatech.edu

Required Qualifications:
  • 20+ years of experience in the automotive industry, especially in autonomy, electrification and connected vehicles and services.
  • Proven track-record of establishing and managing large projects and teams, including multi-industry teams and consortia.
  • Proven track-record of start-up and entrepreneurial experience.

Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.  Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.