Assistant/Associate Specialists in the Department of Mechanical Engineering
Open date: November 9, 2022
Most recent review date: Thursday, Dec 1, 2022 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, Oct 31, 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.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary research Assistant and Associate Specialist positions. Appointees to the Specialist series engage in specialized research, professional activity, and University and/or public service. Specialists use their professional expertise to make scientific and scholarly contributions to the research enterprise of the University and to achieve recognition in the professional and scientific community. Specialists may participate in University and/or public service depending upon funding source and duties of the position. Please see additional information below for qualifications required for each Specialist Series rank.
Assistant Specialists enable research as part of a team and may provide some independent input into the planning and execution of the research.
Associate Specialists normally provide considerable independent input into the planning and execution of the research, have a record of academic accomplishments, and includes contributions to published research in the field.
This is a pooled recruitment, and appointments are subject to availability of funding and departmental needs, and may be part-time or full-time. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed through October 31, 2022. The pool will close on October 31, 2022; if you would like to continue to be considered after that time, and the pooled position is advertised again, you will need to submit a new application. Please note: The use of a temporary research titles pool does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. See the “Next Review Date” specified in UC Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for an upcoming opening. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.
The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.
Masters degree (or equivalent degree) in Mechanical Engineering or a related STEM field or have five years of experience demonstrating expertise in the relevant specialization at the time of application.
Applicants applying for the Associate Rank must possess a Master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or have five to ten years of experience demonstrating expertise in the relevant specialization.
A research record or demonstrate potential in the areas of: Bioengineering and Systems Biology; Computational Science and Engineering; Dynamic Systems, Control and Robotics; Micro and Nanoscale Engineering; Solid Mechanics, Materials and Structures; and Thermalfluid Sciences and Fluid Mechanics, is preferred.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter (Optional)
- 2-5 required (contact information only)
Applicants will be asked to name references to complete their application, but the references will not be asked to provide letters unless the analyst requests them. Letters will be requested for applicants who are added to the short list of potential candidates.
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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 Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.