Faculty position – University of California, Santa Barbara

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Marine Science (IGPMS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara invite applications for a full-time faculty position at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018, or later. The Department is looking for exceptional individuals with a particular emphasis on fluid mechanics in marine environments with potential applicability to ocean energy.

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, contribute to IGPMS’ curricula and student mentoring, and leverage synergies within the Department, IGPMS and the 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
  • Applicants will also need to arrange for 3-5 references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via the recruitment website.
  • Diversity statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (Optional)

Applications received by Friday December 15th, 2017, will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. For further details about our department, visit: https://me.ucsb.edu/about/employment and to apply, visit: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01144

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.

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