Assistant Professor- Mechanical Engineering (Aerospace)

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Washington, DC
Sep 23, 2022
Sep 29, 2022
Full Time
Assistant Professor- Mechanical Engineering (Aerospace) University of New Mexico, Department of Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Mexico is seeking a new tenure-track faculty member to bolster its current areas of strength. The Assistant Professor position will be a probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision. Responsibilities will include teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, advising graduate students, and establishing a strong externally funded research program. As a minimum requirement, applicants must hold an earned doctorate in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or a closely related field by the start date of the appointment. Outstanding candidates having demonstrated research experience and accomplishments in aerospace engineering and space technologies will be considered, including but not limited to design, dynamics, control, structures, and thermal management of spacecraft and space systems. Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence in the areas of aerospace science and engineering. Candidates should also have demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success as well as working with broadly diverse communities. Mechanical Engineering faculty members are active in a number of interdisciplinary research centers and groups, including the Center for Engineered Resilience and Ecological Sustainability, the Center for Micro-Engineered Materials, the Center for High Technology Materials, and the Center for Biomedical Engineering. Faculty have access to the University's extensive computational resources and world-class experimental facilities to support interdisciplinary research. Through memoranda of agreement, faculty have access to research facilities at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The Department of Mechanical Engineering is committed to excellence in both undergraduate and graduate education offering BS (ABET accredited), MS and PhD degree programs. A team of 15 full-time faculty, and several research and part-time faculty, support the activities of close to 500 undergraduate students and more than 100 graduate students. We support both a strong core of mechanical engineering and interdisciplinary education that include the Space Systems Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and NanoScience and MicroSystems Engineering programs. For further information about the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Mexico, see . The University of New Mexico is the premier research university in the state of New Mexico. UNM is a Carnegie R1 Very High Research Activity Institution and a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, with approximately 25,000 students on the main and branch campuses with nearly 2,600 students in the School of Engineering. In addition to the traditional areas of thermodynamics, heat transfer, materials science, engineering design, dynamic systems/controls, fluid mechanics, and computational mechanics, the Mechanical Engineering faculty and students are engaged in several thrust areas such as Nanotechnology, Energy, Space Systems Engineering, and Bioengineering. Funding agencies for the ME department included, NSF, NIH, DARPA, DTRA, DOE, NASA, local industry, LANL, AFRL, and SNL. The close proximity of AFRL, SNL and LANL is an important catalyst for the department research. Mechanical Engineering faculty members are associated with a number of UNM Research Centers including: Center for Engineered Resilience and Ecological Sustainability, Center for Advanced Research Computing, Manufacturing Training and Technology Center, Center for High Technology Materials, the Center for Biomedical Engineering, Center for Micro-Engineered Materials, and the Institute for Space and Nuclear Power Studies. Albuquerque is an ethnically diverse city and has been listed among the smartest US cities and best places to relocate in America. The city has a rich culture and a location offering unparalleled opportunities for outdoor adventure. The University is located within one hour of Santa Fe, and within minutes of the Sandia and Manzano mountain ranges, which offer great opportunities for hiking, biking, rock climbing and skiing. Applicants who are appointed to a UNM continuing faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM. For best consideration, complete applications must be received by December 2, 2022. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Interested persons must apply on the web at (req21667). A complete application consists of 1) a letter of interest/personal statement; 2) a comprehensive CV that clearly shows meeting the minimum doctorate requirement; 3) a research statement; 4) a teaching statement; and 5) the titles, names and contact information (address, phone number and email address) of at least three professional references . Inquiries should be sent to: Prof. Peter Vorobieff (, Mechanical Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131. Offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility for employment in the United States. The position is contingent upon availability of funding. The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse work force. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Category: , Keywords: Engineering - Assistant Professor

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