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Multiple Open Rank Faculty Positions in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 1st, 2020

Next review date: Sunday, Nov 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 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.

Description

Building upon its commitment to foster an inclusive environment and promote the success of underrepresented students, the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science invites applications for multiple open rank tenure-track faculty positions.

Applicants for the position must have a demonstrated record of excellence or show exceptional promise for high-quality research, teaching and professional development. In addition, applicants must have a demonstrated record of interest in and commitment to the mentorship of students from underrepresented and underserved populations. The successful candidate will be expected to advance their active mentoring activities and participate in programs that provide research and professional development opportunities for our diverse student body (such as our Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity, our Women in Engineering program, the National Society for Black Engineers, Society of Latino Engineers and Scientists, and American Indian Science and Engineering Society). Teaching and service expectations will not exceed those of other faculty positions. Applications for appointments at all levels will be considered (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor).

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at UCLA is conducting a search for exceptional faculty candidates in disciplines related to mechanical and aerospace engineering. These disciplines include dynamics, fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, manufacturing and design, micro- and nano-engineering, structural and solid mechanics, and systems and control, with applications to aircraft, spacecraft, automobiles, energy and propulsion systems, robotics, machinery, manufacturing and materials processing, microelectronics, biological systems, and more.

Candidates whose technical interests complement and augment the Department’s existing strengths and are well positioned to develop collaborations as part of multidisciplinary research teams are of particular interest. Applicants are sought at all levels. Our hiring priority is focused on the frontiers of mechanical and aerospace engineering research, where a candidate’s impact, originality, and promise for developing and maintaining a strong, extramurally supported research program has been demonstrated. We are interested in outstanding candidates who are committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship and to a diverse campus climate.
These positions require a Ph.D. or equivalent in engineering or a closely related discipline at date of hire.

Application packages should be submitted online through https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF05834 and include the following documents: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) statement of contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion with particular attention to mentoring achievements and future mentoring goals, 3) statement of research interest, 4) statement of teaching interest, and 5) a cover letter. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2020 and continue until positions are filled. Inquiries about the position and nominations of potential candidates should be directed to Timothy Fisher tsfisher@ucla.edu.

Los Angeles is a global city renowned for its dynamism, robust economy, rich cultural diversity, and spectacular climate. UCLA was recently ranked the #1 public university in the nation by US News & World report. UCLA Samueli includes more than 6000 undergraduate and graduate students and 190 full-time faculty members and is in the midst of its largest growth since the school was founded. The school is consistently ranked in the top 10 among U.S. public engineering schools and its online program is ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA Samueli is deeply committed to diversifying the ranks of its faculty, staff and students, and to providing an equitable and inclusive environment for all its members.

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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)