The School of Computing and Engineering (SCE) at the University of Missouri Kansas City seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in Mechanical Engineering within the school's rapidly-growing Civil and Mechanical Engineering (CME) Department (http://sce.umkc.edu/about/civil-mechanical-engineering). This position is a full-time, academic year (9 month) appointments starting either August 1, 2017 or January 1, 2018. Applications will be reviewed starting February 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
Primary research areas will include turbulent heat transfer, energy system design/optimization, energy conversion, advanced thermodynamics, and multi-phase transport phenomena. Applicants are sought and will be prioritized according to how well they would complement and expand current CME research strengths in biomechanics, aerospace, mechatronics, and thermal-fluids. Successful candidates will be able to teach undergraduate Mechanical Engineering courses, and should have particular interest in teaching courses in thermodynamics and heat transfer areas.
Successful candidates will be expected to: (1) have a strong commitment to quality undergraduate and graduate engineering education; (2) teach courses in the department's undergraduate and graduate programs; (3) develop and maintain an outstanding record of scholarly activity, including an externally-funded research program; (4) engage in departmental, school, and/or university service activities appropriate to the position; and (5) advance the goals and strategic plan of SCE and UMKC.
The CME Department offers ABET-accredited BS degrees, MS degrees, and participates in UMKC's interdisciplinary PhD program. CME currently has 13 tenured or tenure track faculty members, supported by nearly 30 teaching and adjunct faculty, approximately 300 undergraduate students, and 60 graduate students. CME's student body has grown by over 30% since 2008, with further increases in enrollment expected for Fall 2017. UMKC is located in the heart of Kansas City, a world-class engineering hub that is home to companies such as Honeywell, Black and Veatch, and Burns and McDonnell that provide enriching educational partnerships for SCE students and faculty.