The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah (https://mech.utah.edu/) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in thermal science, with an anticipated start date in Fall 2022. Candidates at the assistant, associate, or professor rank are sought with research expertise at the interface of thermal/energy and material sciences. Some specific areas of interest include: energy systems, energy materials, extreme-temperature heat transfer, computational heat transfer, and/or bioheat transfer. Excellent candidates with expertise in other topics related to thermal science will also be considered.
Candidates must have a demonstrated track record of high-quality research as evidenced by scholarly publications, and they must exhibit strong potential (junior faculty) or an established record (senior faculty) of extramural funding and teaching effectiveness. Successful candidates will be able to actively contribute to the Department’s growing research presence in thermal sciences. Additionally, candidates are expected to develop and teach core thermal-science courses and develop new courses that support the mechanical engineering graduate program. Applicants are expected to have an earned Ph.D. or Sc.D. in Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field.
The University of Utah is a tier 1 research institution that is home to more than 30,000 students, world-class faculty and researchers, a medical campus, and many start-up companies. The Department of Mechanical Engineering has experienced tremendous growth over the past decade, fueled by the State of Utah’s Engineering Initiative, and currently houses more than 40 tenure-line faculty members, over 1,000 undergraduate and 250 graduate students (140 PhD students). The department is committed to removing barriers that have been traditionally encountered by individuals from underrepresented groups; strives to recruit faculty who will further enhance our diversity mission; and makes every attempt to support each faculty member’s academic, professional, and personal success.
The University of Utah campus is situated in Salt Lake City, a growing, increasingly diverse, metropolitan city with a population of 1M nestled against the backdrop of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. The greater SLC valley is an important economic hub of the mountain west and is home to a number of large technology and fortune 500 companies. SLC residents enjoy a highly accessible and walkable downtown with vibrant restaurants, sports, nightlife, LGBTQ+ and cultural events. Salt Lake City residents enjoy easy access to national parks (8 within a few hours’ drive), world-class skiing/snowboarding (7 resorts within 1 hour), hiking, fishing, biking, and rafting/kayaking. In addition, faculty members enjoy free access to public transportation and the convenience of an international airport located only 15 minutes from campus.
Review of applications will begin on December 6, 2021. Applications must be submitted electronically and should include: (1) a cover letter highlighting the applicant’s qualifications, (2) current curriculum vitae, (3) research statement, (4) teaching statement, (5) diversity statement, and (6) contact information for a minimum of three references. The diversity statement should focus on your experiences and highlight how these experiences could be leveraged to provide positive contributions to the EDI mission of the University of Utah, College and Engineering, and the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The Department of Mechanical Engineering’s diversity statement can be found at: https://www.mech.utah.edu/department/equity-diversity-and-inclusion/.
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.
Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.
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