Faculty and post-doctoral positions



ON-CAMPUS POSITIONS


POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR IN BIONIC ENGINEERING FOR LIMB RECONSTRUCTION

Position Summary
The Anatomical Engineering Group (anatomics.seas.ucla.edu) at the University of California Los Angeles invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar position to begin as soon as July 2022. This position will emphasize bionic engineering, with a focus on limb reconstruction and amputation prevention for persons with severe limb pathology. The postdoctoral scholar will join a dynamic team of engineers to develop novel implant architectures, and will work side-by-side in surgical design with orthopaedic surgeons from UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine. Specific research goals will be set to align with the postdoctoral scholar’s professional aspirations, in consultation with the Principle Investigator. The scholar will have access to infrastructure and training support for biomechanical simulation, finite element modeling, mechanical testing, and relevant orthopaedic pathophysiology, among other resources. The position is funded for an initial period of 1 year with the possibility for renewal.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
The successful candidate will have completed their Ph.D. in an area related to mechanism design and validation or orthopaedic biomechanics. Special emphasis will be placed on experience in design for manufacturing and/or implant development.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Demonstrated track record in related research, strong verbal and written communication skills, a history of mentorship/leadership in research, and relevant technical skills.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Research experience and strong technical skills in mechanism design, finite element modeling, design for manufacturing and/or biomechanical simulation are highly desirable.

How to Apply
Only electronic applications will be accepted. Applicants should send an email to clites@ucla.edu with the subject line “Postdoc App: Bionic Systems”. The email should contain a single pdf attachment titled “LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME.pdf” that includes the following: cover letter; CV; one-page statement on contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion; names and contact information for a minimum of three references; and a minimum of one recent publication demonstrating expertise relevant to the Postdoctoral Scholar position. Competitive candidates will be contacted for an interview. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

EEO/OA Policy
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. Additional information on policies and benefits that pertain to the Postdoctoral Scholar position is available at http://grad.ucla.edu/postdoc/.

Contact
Prof. Tyler Clites
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095
clites@ucla.edu


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

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

MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING / Henry Samueli School Engr & Ap / UCLA

POSITION OVERVIEW

Position title: Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor

APPLICATION WINDOW

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.

POSITION 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 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 tsfisher@ucla.edu.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)

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

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

APPLICATION 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)
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.

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

Help contact: maerecrt@seas.ucla.edu

CAMPUS INFORMATION

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.

JOB LOCATION

Los Angeles, CA


OFF-CAMPUS POSITIONS

Posted February 2, 2022

THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE KNOXVILLE

Space Institute at Tullahoma

UTSI Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Fall 2022 (1/3)

The University of Tennessee – Knoxville: Knoxville Academic Units: UT Space Institute/Tickle College of Engineering: UTSI/Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering

Location
Tullahoma, Tennessee
Open Date
Dec 18, 2021

Description
The Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering (MABE) at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites individuals to apply for up to 3 tenure/tenure-track positions at the ranks of Full, Associate, and Assistant Professor in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering. Faculty duties will be at the University of Tennessee Space Institute – a UTK graduate education and research institute located adjacent to the USAF Arnold Engineering and Development Complex in Tullahoma, Tennessee.
Responsibilities include teaching primarily graduate and occasionally undergraduate engineering courses, conducting research in engineering, developing robust externally funded research programs, producing archival publications in leading scholarly journals, and proactively serving the community in support of the mission of UT as the state’s land grant university. It is expected that the candidate will develop graduate courses in their area of research to facilitate departmental growth. A Ph.D. is required, at time of the appointment, in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering or a related field.

Qualifications
A Ph.D. is required, at time of the appointment, in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering or a related field.
Primary consideration will be given to those with capabilities and interests relevant to aerospace-relevant materials and structures, aerothermodynamics, and high-speed propulsion. The department has an actively growing aerospace and defense research portfolio that is driving the need for expansion of our capabilities. Desirable research areas include, but are not limited to: high-temperature materials and structures, material system simulations, experimental aerothermodynamics, simulations of high-enthalpy flows, and high-speed propulsion-oriented research. However, all outstanding candidates possessing a strong background in fundamental science and engineering relevant to aerospace and/or mechanical engineering will be considered as multiple positions are available and there are many emerging opportunities for collaborative multidisciplinary research. The successful applicant(s) will be expected to contribute to the growing UT Aerospace & Defense portfolio, be capable of engaging with government and industry in research areas beyond basic science, and contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Additionally, the candidate is expected to be able to work in an environment conforming to International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) requirements.

Application Instructions
Review of applications will begin as soon as possible, and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date of the new position is August 1st, 2022. Salary is commensurate with the position and experience of the applicant.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications must include (1) a concise letter of intent outlining the applicant’s research and teaching goals and objectives; (2) a comprehensive curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of research and teaching interests; and (4) the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of at least five references to https://apply.interfolio.com/99399
Inquiries into this search should be addressed to the Search Chair, Dr. John Schmisseur (jschmiss@utk.edu).

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.