Three Open Positions

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah invites applications for three tenure track positions at the assistant or associate rank with a Fall Semester 2017 starting date.

Candidates with exceptional background and experience may be considered at a higher rank. Candidates with interest and expertise in the areas of i) solid mechanics, ii) design and/or manufacturing, and iii) thermal sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.

Candidates should be qualified to teach courses in the core curriculum of a mechanical engineering program, including existing courses and/or developing new courses that support their graduate program. Candidates are expected to develop and maintain an active, externally funded research program that complements existing research programs. Collaborations in the Department, College of Engineering, School of Medicine, and elsewhere across campus are highly encouraged. 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 prior to start date.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering currently has 38 tenure-line faculty members, over 920 undergraduate and 220 graduate students. With funding from the state’s Engineering Initiative, the Department expects to hire up to six additional faculty members over the next three years. The University of Utah is a tier 1 research institution that has ranked in the top 5 nationally for start-up companies in the last 5 years.

The University of Utah campus is situated in Salt Lake City, a diverse, cosmopolitan city with a population of 1M nestled against the backdrop of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. Salt Lake City residents have unparalleled access to national parks (8 within a few hours drive), skiing/snowboarding (7 resorts within 30 minutes), hiking, fishing, biking, rafting/kayaking, NBA basketball, MLS soccer, and numerous cultural events including opera, dance, symphony, theatre, and outdoor concerts, amongst others. In addition, faculty members enjoy the convenience of an international airport located only 15 minutes from campus.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016 and continue until positions are filled. Applications must be submitted electronically and 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. For application submission questions, please contact department manager Sheila Olson (Sheila.Olson@utah.edu) at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, 1495 East 100 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84112.

  • Design and Manufacturing: Candidates with research interests and expertise in design and/or manufacturing are encouraged to apply. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: additive/advanced/novel/sustainable manufacturing methods and processes, engineered materials, compliant/soft systems, micro/nanosystems, robotic and automation systems, and medical devices. Candidates must have an established record of published research, must exhibit strong potential for extramural funding within their area of expertise, and are expected to develop a vigorous research program. Candidates must also be qualified to teach courses in the core (under)graduate curriculum of a mechanical engineering program.

Apply for the Design and Manufacturing positions using this link:  http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/57162

  • Solid Mechanics: Candidates with research interests and expertise in computational, theoretical, and/or experimental solid mechanics are encouraged to apply. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: composites, constitutive modeling, material characterization, biomechanics, non-destructive characterization, fluid-solid interactions, aeroelasticity, inverse problems in mechanics, and uncertainty characterization in mechanics. Candidates must have an established record of published research, must exhibit strong potential for extramural funding within their area of expertise, and are expected to develop a vigorous research program. Candidates must also be qualified to teach courses in the core curriculum of a mechanical engineering program and to teach existing courses or develop new courses that support their graduate program.

Apply for the Solid Mechanics positions using this link:
http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/57133

  • Thermal Sciences: Candidates with research focus and expertise in thermal sciences are encouraged to apply. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: multi-phase heat and mass transport, thermal storage and energy conversion, design optimization and integration of energy systems, bio-heat transfer, and heat transfer in extreme conditions. Candidates with theoretical, computational, and/or experimental research expertise, as demonstrated through an established record of published research are sought. Candidates must have an established record of published research, must exhibit strong potential for extramural funding within their area of expertise, and are expected to develop a vigorous research program. Candidates must also be qualified to teach courses in the core curriculum of a mechanical engineering program and to teach existing courses or develop new courses that support their graduate program.

Apply for the Thermal Sciences positions using this link:
http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/57171


The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator.  Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified veterans. Reasonable disability accommodations will be provided with reasonable notice.  For additional information about the University’s commitment to equal opportunity and access see: http://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/.

 

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