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Assistant Professor - Mechanical Engineering

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering
Salary range: Salary is based on the University of California Academic Salary Scales.
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: As soon as July 1, 2023. Exact start date negotiable
Position duration: Tenure-Track

Application Window

Open date: September 15, 2022

Next review date: Tuesday, Jan 3, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California Merced invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023. We will consider candidates in all areas related to advanced manufacturing, including, but not limited to, additive manufacturing, sustainable manufacturing, digital manufacturing, packaging engineering and AI/machine learning for manufacturing.

The successful applicant will conduct independent research, advise, and teach undergraduate and graduate students, and become involved in professional activities as well as service related to the mission of the Mechanical Engineering department and the university. Post-doctoral or other post-graduate experience is desirable but not required.

The Department seeks candidates who demonstrate both a record of outstanding scholarship and contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are particularly interested in attracting candidates who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the community through their teaching, scholarship, and service.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. All Covered under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for applicable deadlines. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications

Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field at the time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications

Preferred Qualifications : Research background in areas related to manufacturing, including additive manufacturing, sustainable manufacturing, digital manufacturing, packaging engineering and AI/machine learning for manufacturing. Postdoctoral or post-graduate experience.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion. Please review the UC Merced Diversity Statement Guidelines and UC’s Commitment to Diversity

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

Please be sure to initiate the request to your reference letters in the system otherwise your application will be considered incomplete and ineligible for consideration by the Search Committee.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/JPF01419

Help contact: soe-deptspecialist@ucmerced.edu

Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction).

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With over 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students (https://www.ucmerced.edu/fast-facts), UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (https://merced2020.ucmerced.edu/).

UC Merced is a smoke & tobacco free campus (https://smokefree.ucmerced.edu/).

Job location

Merced, CA