Faculty and post-doctoral positions


Open Rank Faculty Position in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering University of California, Los Angeles (JPF06929)

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06929



Position title: Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor


Open date: September 23rd, 2021

Next review date: Monday, Nov 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 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.


Building upon its commitment to foster an inclusive environment and promote the success of underrepresented students, the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science invites applications for multiple open rank tenure-track faculty positions.
Applicants for the positions must have a demonstrated record of excellence in, 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, and our student organizations listed at https://samueli.ucla.edu/equity-diversity-and-inclusion/). Teaching and service expectations will not exceed those of other faculty positions.
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Sciences 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. Applications will be considered at all levels, with a preference for appointments at the Assistant Professor level. 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/JPF06929 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, 2021 and continue until the positions are filled. Inquiries about the position and nominations of potential candidates should be directed to Timothy Fisher .Los Angeles is a global city renowned for its dynamism, robust economy, rich cultural diversity and spectacular climate. UCLA has been ranked the No. 1 public university in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for four straight years. UCLA Samueli is a tightly-knit community with more than 6000 undergraduate and graduate students, more than 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 Master’s online program is ranked No. 2 by U.S. News & World Report. Established in 1945, UCLA Samueli is known as the birthplace of the internet, and where countless other fields took some of their first steps – from artificial intelligence to reverse osmosis, from mobile communications to human prosthetics. 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.UCLA is a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please view the policy at Tobacco-Free Campus Policy.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
• Cover Letter
• Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
• 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 UCLA guidelines on 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)


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. or equivalent in engineering or a closely related discipline at date of hire.


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)
We are not requiring reference letters for all applicants due to the feedback from our community that the University of California campuses have historically asked for many more reference letters through its appointment and advancement processes than other peer institutions. Instead, we will request reference letters only for those applicants that proceed into the short list.

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Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant-Professor positions: one in Aerospace Engineering with emphasis on hypersonics and one in experimental Materials Science/Solid Mechanics with emphasis on materials in extreme environments including those found in high-speed aerospace applications. Applicants should have an earned Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, or a related field. Applicants for the Aerospace Engineering position who have or may apply for a US security clearance are preferred. We seek candidates who can inspire and lead funded research scholarship, enable student success at both the undergraduate and graduate levels through teaching and mentoring, and contribute proactively to university and professional service while contributing to the diversity of the UAH academic community.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville, classified as a Higher Research Activity institution, offers academic and research programs in the Colleges of Engineering, Science, Nursing, Business, Education, Professional and Continuing Studies and Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences. Huntsville maintains one of the highest per capita incomes and standards of living in the Southeast. It is a national center of aerospace and high technology research. The Huntsville area is also home to more than 50 Fortune 500 companies, the Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology, and several federal research facilities including NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and the Army’s Missile Defense Agency, Materiel Command, Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center, and Space and Missile Defense Command. New manufacturing facilities include those owned by Blue Origin, GE Aviation, Toyota, and Mazda.

The College of Engineering is comprised of five departments and has the largest enrollment of the university’s five academic colleges. The College enrolls 35% of UAH’s undergraduates in ABET‐accredited programs in aerospace, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial and systems, and mechanical engineering. The college research focus includes three of several National Academy of Engineering (NAE) grand challenge problems – secure cyberspace; restore and improve urban infrastructure; and engineer tools of scientific discovery.

The Department offers BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and in Aerospace Engineering, and an MS and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Systems Engineering. Our faculty is comprised of 19 tenure-track/tenured members and 6 full-time non-tenure-track members. Our undergraduate student body is comprised of 783 aerospace engineering students and 661 mechanical engineering students. We have 238 graduate students in both disciplines. Our faculty’s research interests include materials for aerospace applications and for energy storage, gas turbine heat transfer, electrochemical energy conversion and storage, design and control of unmanned systems, applications of smart materials, and computational fluid dynamics applied to low-speed combustion and fire applications, fluid-structure interactions, high-speed aerodynamics, and advanced manufacturing processes. In addition to its nationally known educational and research activities in rocket propulsion, the Department is engaged in a wide range of research activities currently funded by NSF, DOD, NASA, DOE, USDA, the State of Alabama, and several corporate sponsors.

Application material (in pdf format) including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information (including name, address, email address, and phone numbers) for at least three references, separate statements of research plans and teaching interests, and a brief statement, not to exceed one page, describing how you would contribute to creating an inclusive environment, consistent with UAH’s core values should be sent to .

Consideration of applications will begin immediately, and the search will remain open until the positions are filled. A starting date at the beginning of the Fall 2022 term is anticipated. Attendance in new-faculty orientation sessions prior to the first class day of the starting term is required.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Consistent with our core values of integrity, respect, diligence, excellence, inclusiveness and diversity, the University strongly encourages applications from members of all under-represented groups. An offer of employment at the University is contingent upon the results of a criminal background check.

UAH mandates that all employees maintain compliance with current federal regulations.

For the Aerospace position, please refer to search #22/23-254 For the Materials Science/Solid Mechanics position, please refer to search #22-23-253

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