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Advanced Manufacturing Systems (11362)

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) is hiring faculty to support a broad initiative in advanced manufacturing. We are particularly interested in expanding our capabilities in the research areas that lie between the areas of basic research in the physics/materials/chemistry aspects of manufacturing processes and applied research at the production system and supply chain levels. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to: multi-material manufacturing systems; hybrid additive-subtractive manufacturing process integration; scalable manufacturing at the limits of size, temperatures and material properties; product design strategies for additive manufacturing systems; non-destructive testing-manufacturing integration; automation strategies and technologies for hybrid manufacturing; modeling of advanced manufacturing systems and processes. We seek applicants who will contribute to our academic programs, promote transdisciplinary teaching and research, and help the University to achieve its aspirations, including enabling student success, transforming society, valuing entrepreneurship, and conducting use-inspired research. Faculty members are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, adopt effective pedagogical practices in the development and delivery of graduate and undergraduate courses, advise both undergraduate and graduate student research and projects, and undertake service activities.

Required qualifications: Required qualifications include an earned doctorate in Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or a related field, along with demonstrated evidence of research and teaching excellence as appropriate to the candidate’s rank.

Desired qualifications: Desired qualifications include a demonstrated commitment to a collaborative approach to research and the use of modern pedagogical practices in teaching. Appointment will be at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank commensurate with the candidate’s experience and accomplishments, beginning August 2016. While the faculty appointment may be in any of the six Fulton Schools of Engineering, The Polytechnic School, located at ASU’s Polytechnic campus in Mesa, Arizona, is currently the most involved in the search. The Polytechnic School offers related degrees at the bachelor’s level in Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering, at the master’s level in Engineering, and at the Ph.D. level in Systems Engineering. Additionally, the Polytechnic School houses the premier additive manufacturing and research center in the Southwest, providing strong support for the advancing ASU’s research and development in Advanced Manufacturing. The facility features over $2M in state-of-the-art polymer, metal, and composite materials 3D printing equipment as well as advanced materials processing and analysis capabilities.

How to apply: To apply, please submit a single PDF file to that includes:

  • Cover letter.
  • Current CV.
  • Statement describing research interests (two pages maximum).
  • Statement describing teaching interests and philosophy (two pages maximum).
  • Contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin November 16, 2015; if not filled, reviews will occur on the 1st and 15th of the month thereafter until the search is closed. For more information or questions about these positions, please contact the search committee chair, Jennifer Bekki (

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. See ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) at  and the Title IX statement.

ASU offers applicants an opportunity to voluntarily disclose information for the University’s affirmative action plan; applicants may complete an EEO survey for the position they are applying for online.

Information you’ll need to complete the survey:
Job Number: 11362
Job Title: POLY Advanced Manufacturing
Department Name: Engineering