Endowed SmartState Chair - Automotive Systems Integration

Endowed SmartState Chair - Automotive Systems Integration

Clemson, SC


Clemson University’s Department of Automotive Engineering, within the newly created School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, is searching for a leader to serve as the BMW- and South Carolina-endowed SmartState Chair in Digital Systems and Cyber Physical System Design domains. This tenure-track faculty position is funded with a $10 million endowment and is considered one of the most prestigious chairs in the United States via South Carolina’s SmartState Program (http://www.smartstatesc.org).

The vision of this position is a person who establishes an internationally-recognized research program around the digital systems, and design and realization of complex systems, with automotive-focused products/processes as the demonstration platform. The position is open to a wide interpretation of this ideal, from the digital thread in automotive systems and manufacturing, electronic integration, software system integration, or a vehicle realization standpoint.

The SmartState Chair will be able to provide intellectual input to the $100-Million Virtual Prototyping of Autonomy-Enabled Ground Systems (VIPR-GS) research center and be part of the center’s leadership team.

Further, the position may also provide intellectual input to the Deep Orange vehicle development education program (http://cuicardeeporange.com), the flagship educational program of the Department of Automotive Engineering.

The position will include a competitive salary, a startup package, and an annual discretionary fund to support the research, education, and translational vision of the SmartState center. Internationally reputed individuals with scholarly excellence and leadership in complex systems realization, both from industry and academia, are invited to apply. The successful candidate is expected to work closely with the industry and be a researcher, entrepreneur, mentor, and educator.

The Department of Automotive Engineering is a fully integrated tenure-granting graduate department within the College of Engineering, Computing, and Applied Science at Clemson University. The department offers MS and Ph.D. degrees in Automotive Engineering and is partially funded with $36 million in endowments. The department is located on Clemson’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) campus in Greenville, South Carolina, which currently houses 20 on-site campus partners. It is engaged with over 130 industry partners, including top global manufacturers and suppliers. More information about CU-ICAR and the Automotive Engineering Program can be found at http://www.cuicar.com and http://www.clemson.edu/ces/automotive-engineering/.

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