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Assistant Professor Tenure-Track in Mechanical Engineering

Position overview

Anticipated start: July 1, 2022 or later

Application Window

Open date: November 12th, 2021

Last review date: Monday, Dec 13, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, Mar 1, 2022 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, Santa Barbara invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level. The Department is looking for exceptional individuals in all core areas of Mechanical Engineering, with particular emphasis in autonomous systems, controls, and robotics; energy storage systems and sustainability; and/or computational science and engineering.

Responsibilities include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, recruitment and supervision of graduate students, and the development of an actively funded research program of the highest quality and impact. Successful candidates will contribute to advancing and supporting Mechanical Engineering curricula and student mentoring, and leverage synergies within the Department, the College of Engineering, and the campus.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a related field by the time of application. Related fields may include autonomous systems, controls and robotics; energy storage systems  and sustainability; and/or computational science and engineering.

Preferred qualifications

-Demonstrated record of excellence in research, including high quality publications in top journals
-Strong record of collaborative and interdisciplinary research
-Teaching experience; a proven ability as an outstanding teacher is desired.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter - Cover Letter (limited to two pages) including (1) most significant scientific accomplishment as a graduate student, (2) most significant scientific accomplishment in your postgraduate career (if applicable), (3) overall goals/vision for a research program at our institution, and (4) experience and qualifications that make you particularly well suited to achieve those goals.

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - The Statement of Contributions to Diversity will be reviewed for evidence of teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity, such as effective strategies used for the educational advancement of students in various under-represented groups; demonstrated contributions to the advancement of equitable access and diversity in education; and contributions furthering diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through participation in such activities as recruitment, retention, and mentoring of scholars and students.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Applicants will be asked to name references, and the applicant must request letters to complete their application.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02052

Help contact: kathrynhopkins@engineering.ucsb.edu

Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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 Individuals 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 must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Santa Barbara