University of Hawai‘i at M?noa (UHM), College of Engineering (COE), Department of Mechanical Engineering, invites applications for a full-time, general funded, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position, to begin on August 1, 2019, or as soon thereafter as possible.
The University of Hawai‘i is a Carnegie R1 (i.e., highest research activity) doctoral university, which is recognized as a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Sun Grant university. The Department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering, and its undergraduate program is ABET accredited.
The department has active research programs in aerospace engineering, CFD, UAS, acoustics, multidisciplinary design analysis and optimization, boiling and two-phase flow, microscale heat transfer, microfluidics, space and ocean science & exploration, robotics, AUV, dynamical and control systems, composite materials, nanotechnology, corrosion, biomedical engineering, and high-performance computing. For more information on the Department, please visit www.me.hawaii.edu.
Applicants are encouraged to consider and identify potential collaboration(s) with one or more of the following units of the University of Hawaii: Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory (HSFL), Hawaii Institute of Geophysics & Planetology (HIGP), School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), Information and Computer Sciences (ICS), Information Technology Center, Institute for Astronomy (IfA), Laboratory for Advanced Visualization and Applications in Design, UHM John A. Burns School of Medicine, Cancer Research Center, Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research & Education (C-MORE), Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI), College of Social Sciences, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR), Ocean Resource Engineering (ORE), College of Natural Sciences or other units and laboratories of the university. This faculty member is also encouraged to contribute to Vertical Integrated Projects or Entrepreneurship programs of the College. For more information on college research themes, please visit our college web site at www.eng.hawaii.edu.
Duties and Responsibilities
To teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Mechanical Engineering;
To develop externally funded research programs and research collaborations that result in publications in leading scholarly journals;
To present research work in leading scholarly conferences;
To supervise undergraduate and graduate students and independent study activities;
To serve as an academic adviser to students;
To teach via various distance delivery modes as required;
To serve on Departmental, College, and University committees as appropriate, including committees in charge of candidates for advanced degrees;
To render service to the professional or lay community that is relevant to the individual’s academic specialty;
To participate in curriculum development activities including the development of curricular materials, laboratory materials, and special instructional methods; and
To perform related tasks as assigned.
An earned doctorate in Aerospace Engineering or a closely related field (such as Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, etc.) from a college or university of recognized standing. All-But-Dissertation, ABD, cases also will be considered. In this case, the dissertation must be filed before start of employment.
The candidate should have expertise in aerospace engineering. Candidates are expected to have a strong background in one or more of thermal and fluid sciences, materials science/materials engineering, mechanics, or dynamical systems.
Candidates must also demonstrate commitment to teaching excellence and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Documented scholarly achievement, including a record of publications in scholarly journals. And,
Ability to communicate effectively with others.
In addition to the minimum qualifications, academic and research experience is desirable in one or more of the areas of high-speed vehicles (hypersonic, scram/ramjets, etc.), emerging propulsion concepts/approaches/applications (miniature, electric, hybrid, etc.), small satellites, astronautics and astrodynamics with applications, structural mechanics, fluid-structure interactions, and/or applied materials. Successful candidates should ideally have experience in emerging and cross-disciplinary research areas (systems engineering, etc.), and ability/experience in developing extramurally funded research programs.
To Apply Applicants should follow the instructions at the following website to electronically submit their materials: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hawaiiedu/jobs/2265710/assistant-professor-aerospace
The applicant should submit a cover letter specifying the position and the research area(s); a statement on research interests, activities, and plans; a statement on teaching philosophy, interests, and plans; a curriculum vitae detailing research and teaching accomplishments; copies of up to four relevant publications; official transcripts (copies/web versions acceptable, however official transcripts will be required before hire); and the names, addresses, e-mail, and telephone numbers of at least four professional references (for short listed applicants, the committee will solicit letters of recommendation from these professional references).
The University of Hawai‘i is a Carnegie R1 (i.e., highest research activity) doc-toral university, which is recognized as a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Sun Grant university. The Department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering, and its undergraduate program is ABET accredited.
The department has active research programs in aerospace engineering, CFD, UAS, acoustics, multidisciplinary design analysis and optimization, boiling and two-phase flow, microscale heat transfer, microfluidics, space and ocean sci-ence & exploration, robotics, AUV, dynamical and control systems, composite materials, nanotechnology, corrosion, biomedical engineering, and high-performance computing. For more information on the Department, please visit www.me.hawaii.edu.