University of Maryland College Park-Chair

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University of Maryland College Park-Chair

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland. The Department of Mechanical Engineering is an internationally known program and ranks in the top twenty of all mechanical engineering graduate and undergraduate programs in the nation according to US News and World Report rankings. Responsibilities of the Chair include providing leadership to a growing and vibrant research program in the department, stewardship of strong academic programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels, building experiential learning opportunities for students, working with our advancement group to increase financial support for the department, and cultivating industrial partnerships. The Department of Mechanical Engineering is home to 44 Faculty, seven NAE members, 24 plus Staff, nearly 1500 Students, and over 11,000 alumni. With expenditures of nearly $30M/year, the department is a leading unit in the Clark School of Engineering in terms of Research and Innovation at the University of Maryland. The department offers degree programs in Mechanical Engineering and Reliability Engineering at its primary location in College Park, MD as well as the University System of Maryland in Southern Maryland, and at Frostburg. The department is home to the Center for Environment Energy Engineering, the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering, Center for Risk and Reliability, Center for Sustainability in the Built Environment, and the Center for Engineering Concepts Development.

The A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland serves as the catalyst for high-quality research, innovation, and learning, preparing our students to create innovations that will address the 21st century Grand Challenges (e.g., energy, environment, security, and human health) and improve the human condition. The Clark School is dedicated to leading and transforming the engineering discipline and profession, to accelerating entrepreneurship, and to transforming research and learning activities into new innovations that benefit millions. Additional information can be found on the following website:

Please upload the following materials as separate documents:

· Cover Letter

· Curriculum Vitae

· Research (examples: research statement, research programs)

· Teaching (examples: teaching philosophy, student evaluations)

· List of 5 References (include contact information) References will only be contacted at a certain stage in the process and candidates will be notified before references are requested.

· Vision Statement for the Department (Limit 2 pages)

Applicants should submit their information by November 30, 2022, for best consideration. The position will remain open until filled. The search committee will respect the confidentiality of each candidate.