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Associate Professor/Assistant Professor Tenure-Track in Mechanical Engineering - NanoThermal Sciences

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a faculty position at the level of tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2017, or later. The Department is looking for exceptional individuals in all core areas of Mechanical Engineering with particular emphasis in micro and nanoscale thermal sciences and their application to energy systems. Areas of interest include micro/nanoscale transport phenomena (thermal, electrical, thermoelectric, and phase-change mechanisms), as well as the design and development of new micro/nanotechnologies (sensors, devices) and materials for energy harvesting, conversion, storage and thermal management.

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. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field by the time of employment. A demonstrated record of excellence in research and proven ability as, or potential to develop into, an outstanding teacher are desired. Successful candidates will have a strong record of collaborative, interdisciplinary research, and will be able to leverage synergies within the Department, and College of Engineering.

Applications must be submitted electronically, and should include:

• 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.
• Curriculum Vitae
• Statement of research
• Statement of teaching
• Diversity statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
• Applicants will also need to arrange for 3-5 references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via the recruitment website.

Applications received by Friday December 9th, 2016, will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. For further details about the department please visit:

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

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and 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.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Limited to two pages, please refer to advertisement for items that need to be included in your letter.

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

  • Statement of Research - A summary of your current research achievements and vision for upcoming research. Include both current aims and findings, and future goals.

  • Statement of Teaching - A summary of your teaching beliefs and practices. This can include your beliefs about the teaching and learning process, as well as examples of the ways in which you would enact these beliefs in the classroom.

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

  • Publications - Example publications; bundled together, maximum 10MB (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional - Maximum 10MB (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required