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Open Level Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering

Position overview

Position titles:
Percent time: 100
Anticipated start: July 1, 2023 or later

Application Window

Open date: October 17, 2022

Next review date: Monday, Dec 12, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Mar 1, 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, Santa Barbara invites applications for a full-time faculty position with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023 or later. The Department is seeking applications as part of an external, open-level search for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor position with research in any area of Mechanical 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.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. UCSB has been designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) by the US Department of Education.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a related field by the time of application.

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 by Level

Assistant Professor

Position title: Open Level Faculty Position

Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: Current or recent PhD candidate or graduate; current or recent postdoc; current assistant professor (including those who are “senior” assistant professors near tenure). Please note that this level
determination is only for application review purposes, not the ultimate appointment level of the finalist.

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 through the UC Recruit system to complete their application.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02287

Associate or Full Professor

Position title: Open Level Faculty Position

Applicant instructions: Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: Current tenured professor; position equivalent to tenured professor or position (e.g. at an international university). Please note that this level determination is only for application
review purposes, not the ultimate appointment level of the finalist. After initial evaluations and before invitations for interviews, reference letters will be solicited for a shortlist of top candidates. Candidates may request that we contact them first before soliciting letters by clearly stating this in their cover letter.

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 required (contact information only)

After initial evaluations and before invitations for interviews, reference letters will be solicited for a shortlist of top candidates. Candidates may request that we contact them first before soliciting letters by clearly stating this in their cover letter.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02287

Help contact: lauren@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. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (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, CA