The University of California is creating a dynamic new university campus and campus community in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university built in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced will be providing new educational opportunities at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels through three academic schools Engineering; Natural Sciences; and, Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts.
The School of Engineering is proud of its faculty’s accomplishments and our rapid growth. Over the past five years, undergraduate and graduate enrollments have grown by 65 percent. The School currently has 49 faculty members, 1,400 undergraduates and over 140 graduate students. The campus opened a new Science and Engineering Building in 2014 and will begin to undertake a massive building program that will more than double the campus building areas beginning in 2017.
The Mechanical Engineering (ME) program at the University of California, Merced invites applications for one tenure-track position (Assistant Professor). Applications are especially encouraged from individuals with research interest in (but not limited to) renewable energy, waste-to-energy systems, water technology, food production/transportation/processing/security/safety, and intelligent food, energy, and water (FEW) systems. However, other areas of mechanical engineering will be considered.
Qualifications: A doctoral degree in mechanical engineering or a closely related field is required at time of employment. Applicants should have a distinguished academic record, an exceptional potential to conduct world-class research in a collaborative environment, and a strong commitment to teaching mechanical engineering subject matter at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
We anticipate that the successful applicants will complement the highly motivated and entrepreneurial spirit of the School faculty, contributing meaningfully to the success of future teaching, research, and service accomplishments. Faculty research activities are essential to the success of our program and as such new members are expected to initiate and sustain strong sponsored research and graduate training programs.
Applications must be submitted via the website and must include: 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae 3) statement of research, 4) statement of teaching, 5) statement of diversity, and 6) five letters of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system).
Deadline: Position is open until filled with a final closing date of June 30, 2017; consideration of applications will begin November 30, 2016. Applications will continue to be received until the position is filled. Starting dates are negotiable. For inquiries and questions, please contact Professor Jian-Qiao Sun at email@example.com.
The University of California, Merced is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, students and staff. Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.