Assistant / Associate / Full Professor

In response to the State of North Carolina’s initiative to “engineer a smart and secure future”, the William States Lee College of Engineering (LCoE) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking applications for 6 full-time tenure-track positions at all academic ranks. Successful candidates will contribute to one or more of the thematic foci of the research cluster; transformational energy systems, transportation and advanced mobility, digital manufacturing, and smart and sustainable cities. We are particularly interested in those with experience in leveraging artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, cloud/edge computing, cybersecurity, etc. to address today’s engineering challenges. Potential specific domain areas include advanced battery technologies, digital twinning in energy and manufacturing, intelligent vehicles and electrification, simulation and calibration of large-scale and complex transportation systems, distributed self-aware systems for smart city applications, vehicle to infrastructure communications, and AI-driven multiphysics simulation of materials.

As these positions are part of a larger $40+ million investment by the State of North Carolina and the University, successful candidates will also benefit from collaborative opportunities arising from a parallel cluster hire (6 positions) focused on the same four foci within the College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) and the School of Data Science (SDS). This large initiative also encompasses the design and construction of state-of-the-art facilities, acquisition of advanced equipment, and growth of several University undergraduate and graduate programs.


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in an appropriate engineering discipline or another closely related field and have a background aligning with one of the listed research foci. In addition, they must demonstrate significant accomplishments or outstanding potential in scholarship, teaching, and research, corresponding to the rank of appointment. Successful candidates are expected to: 1) develop and sustain nationally and internationally recognized, externally funded research programs as evidenced by high-quality publications and successful mentoring of students; 2) contribute to teaching and course development at both the graduate and undergraduate levels; and 3) demonstrate ability to advance diversity initiatives.

Candidates chosen for these positions will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree. Candidates chosen for these positions will be subject to a criminal background check.

Required Materials

This position will remain open until filled, but priority consideration will be given to candidates that apply by January 31, 2023

The application package should include (1) a cover letter, (2) a detailed CV, (3) Statement of Research, Teaching, Leadership, and Contributions to Diversity and (4) contact information for at least three references.

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