Full-Time Faculty Position in Advanced Manufacturing (MFG-1-2019) 401 views

The Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences (FENS) at Sabanci University invites applications for a full-time faculty position at all-ranks in the areas of Advanced Manufacturing. The candidates must have earned a doctorate degree in Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate an excellence in research, teaching and graduate/undergraduate student supervision. Candidates with interdisciplinary research interests in Advanced Manufacturing especially in Large-scale Design Optimization and Analysis, and Additive Manufacturing are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Sabanci University has been growing its research in the areas of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies. A new Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Research Center (SU-IMC), industrial-scale research and technology development facility, was established in Summer 2016. The SU-IMC provides fundamental and applied research and facilities for design and analysis, product development, process prototyping, manufacturing, incubation services and commercialization opportunities in integrated manufacturing technologies. The successful candidate will also be affiliated with the SU-IMC. The more details of the center can be found at http://suimc.sabanciuniv.edu/.

Sabanci University is, a privately funded premier academic institution, started instruction in the 1999-2000 academic year in its new state-of-the-art campus located in suburban Istanbul. The University offers 12 undergraduate programs and 23 graduate programs in three faculties (Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Management). The University aims at establishing a high standard of academic excellence and a research-oriented atmosphere both for its faculty and for its students, while nurturing productive relationships particularly with the industries in the region which constitute the industrial heartland of Turkey. The medium of instruction is English.

The Sabanci University was ranked as the best University according to the “University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Index” compiled by the Turkish Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology in 2017, 2016 and 2015. It is also the first Turkish private university to be included in the top 200 (182nd place) of the Times Higher Education (THE) 2014 Rankings and is ranked 13th among the universities under 50 years old worldwide.

Evaluation of the applicants will begin on September 1, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but no later than the final deadline of March 1, 2020.


  • The interested candidates should apply online through the online application system at https://sucrm.sabanciuniv.edu/academiccv/application.php?advertcode=MFG-1-2019. Applicants should include their full curriculum vitae, concise research and teaching vision statements, and the names of three references. In the research statement, the candidates should discuss their research plans and possible funding sources. Any questions regarding this position should be emailed to the Search Committee Member, Prof. Bahattin Koc at [email protected].
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With science, technology, and social structures advancing day by day, the world needs more qualified individuals who possess the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career anywhere in the world. Aware of this pressing issue, in 1994 the Sabancı Group decided to establish a “world university” led by the Sabancı Foundation.

The seeds of Sabancı University, the Sabancı Group’s most comprehensive social responsibility project in the field of education, were sown in the summer of 1995, at a search conference in which 50 academics from 22 countries as well as students and representatives from the private sector participated. The conference, however, was just the beginning, as it marked the start of an extensive process during which the leading educational institutions in Turkey and across the world were examined to find out how they work and identify the fundamentals that made them successful.

In the end, instead of choosing one university as a template or replicating existing examples and institutions, a new and unique university was designed.

Since 1999, when students began enrolling, Sabancı University itself has set an example for many universities.

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