Open Positions

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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 2014 starting date. Candidates with exceptional background and experience may be considered at a higher rank. Candidates with interest and expertise are strongly encouraged to apply in the areas of:

  1. Theoretical and Computational Mechanics: Candidates with research interests and expertise in hierarchical and/or concurrent multi-scale material modeling are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates should have an established record of published research in the area of high-performance computational solid mechanics with focus on bridging multiple scales in engineering applications of damage or fracture. Particular areas of interest include composites, biological materials, biomaterials, polymers, high-strength metals, concrete and/or geological media. Candidates for this position must also be well qualified to teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses in finite element modeling, numerical methods, and continuum/structural mechanics.

    Please apply at:

    http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/26835
  2. Experimental Mechanics: Candidates with research interests and expertise in experimental mechanics and characterization of novel materials and structures are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates should have an established record of published research in the area of novel materials and structures with emphasis on experimental mechanics, preferably with aerospace, transportation, energy, or biomedical applications. Particular areas of interest include advanced composites, hybrid materials, smart materials, and energy-absorbing materials. Candidates for this position must also be well qualified to teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanics of materials, experimental mechanics, and engineering materials behavior.

    Please apply at:

    http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/26841
  3. Mechanical Design: Candidates with research interests and expertise in mechatronic and robotic system design, medical device or system design, ergonomics or human interface design, thermal system design, design for manufacturing, micro/nano-system design or other areas of mechanical design are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates for this position are expected to teach one undergraduate design (freshman or senior design) course annually as part of their teaching assignments.

    Please apply at:

    http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/26845
  4. Manufacturing: Candidates with research interests and expertise in advanced manufacturing processes and systems, including but not limited to: additive manufacturing, precision engineering, hybrid manufacturing processes, laser assisted manufacturing, biomedical device manufacturing, sustainable manufacturing, and micro- and nano- manufacturing are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates for this position are expected to teach one undergraduate mechanical design or manufacturing course annually as part of their teaching assignment.

    Please apply at:

    http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/26850
  5. Robotics:Candidates with research interests and expertise in one of the following three areas are encouraged to apply:
    1. Expertise in design, modeling, and control of robotic systems that dynamically adapt and interact with uncertain environments and objects. Areas of particular interest include bioinspired mobility and manipulation.
    2. Expertise in the design and fabrication of novel robotic systems. Areas of particular interest include mesoscale robotic systems and soft robotic systems.
    3. Expertise in medical robotics, including surgical and rehabilitation robotics.

Candidates must be qualified and excited to support the undergraduate mechatronics curriculum with a commitment of one course per year. Candidates are also expected to support and develop aspects of the robotics track and the related mechatronics, design, and controls curriculum with a commitment of one additional course per year.

Please apply at:

http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/26851

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 and to complement and collaborate with existing research programs in the department and College of Engineering. 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 29 faculty members, over 800 undergraduate and 220 graduate students. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2013 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, 50 Central Campus Dr., Salt Lake City, UT 84112. The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity Employer


The University of Utah is fully committed to affirmative action and to its policies of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity in all programs, activities, services, and employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, gender identity/expression, religion, sexual orientation, and status as a protected veteran. The University seeks to provide equal access to its programs, services, and activities for people with disabilities. Reasonable prior notice is needed to arrange accommodations. Evidence of practices not consistent with these policies should be reported to the University’s Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S Presidents Cr., Rm 135, Salt Lake City, UT 84112. (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD). 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.

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