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Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Recruitment Period

Open August 15th, 2018 through June 30th, 2019

Description

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced has also built the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Merced invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. A Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related area at the time of appointment is required. Exceptional candidates in all areas of mechanical engineering will be considered, with preference given to those with expertise in: surface science and technology, renewable energies, or intelligent machines for industrial and agricultural applications. He/she will conduct independent research, advise undergraduate and graduate students, and collaborate with other UC Merced faculty and research staff. Post-doctoral or other post-graduate experience is desirable but not required. We are particularly interested in attracting academically and culturally diverse candidates, especially those who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the community through their teaching, scholarship, and service.

Deadline: Positions are open until filled; consideration of applications will begin on December 16, 2018. Applications must be submitted via the website, and must include (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae (3) research statement, (4) teaching statement, (5) diversity statement, and (6) names of four references with contact information, including mailing address, phone number, and email address; submitted through the Recruit system.

The University of California, Merced is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity amount its faculty, students and staff. The University is supportive of dual career couples. Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.

Job location

Merced, CA

Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 4 letters of reference required

How to apply

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