The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah invites applications for multiple tenure track positions at the assistant or associate rank with a Fall Semester 2013 starting date. Candidates with exceptional background and experience may be considered at a higher rank. Candidates with interest and expertise in the areas of theoretical and computational mechanics, nano/microscale heat transfer, sustainable energy systems, and robotics are strongly encouraged to apply. Desired specific research expertise includes:
- Theoretical and computational mechanics: high-performance computational solid mechanics with preferred expertise in hierarchical and/or concurrent multiscale material modeling, ideally with focus on damage and fracture of composites, biological materials, biomaterials, polymers, high-strength metals, concrete and/or geological media (upload documents at http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/19368);
- Nano/microscale heat transfer: thermal property control applied to thermal management of electronic devices, waste heat recovery, thermal rectification, thermoelectric and photonic energy conversion devices (upload documents at http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/19373);
- Sustainable energy systems: basic and/or applied research in renewable energy systems with interests in multidisciplinary problems that will integrate synergistically with our existing sustainability related expertise in the thermal sciences and environmental fluid dynamics (upload documents at http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/19375);
- robotics: design, modeling, and control of robotic systems that dynamically adapt and interact with uncertain environments and objects, experience developing and implementing novel hardware and systems focused on bioinspired mobility and manipulation (upload documents at http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/19362).
Candidates should be qualified to teach courses aligned with their area of expertise as well as other core Mechanical Engineering courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Candidates are expected to develop and maintain an active, externally-funded research program. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants are expected to have an earned Ph.D. or Sc.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field. The department currently has 27 faculty members, over 800 undergraduate and 220 graduate students. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2012 and continue until positions are filled. Applications should include a cover letter highlighting the applicant’s qualifications, current curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests and teaching philosophy, and contact information for a minimum of three references. All documents must be uploaded at the specified link.
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The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.