Open Rank Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering AY17-18

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POST DATE 8/25/2016
END DATE 7/2/2017

University of California - Merced Merced, CA

Merced, CA
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree



Open August 23rd, 2016 through June 30th, 2017


The University of California is creating a dynamic new university campus and campus community in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university built in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced will be providing new educational opportunities at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels through three academic schools Engineering; Natural Sciences; and, Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts.

The School of Engineering is proud of its faculty s accomplishments and rapid growth. Over the past five years, undergraduate and graduate enrollments have grown by 65 percent. The School currently has 43 faculty members, 1,400 undergraduates and over 140 graduate students. The campus opened a new Science and Engineering Building in 2014 and will begin to undertake a massive building program that will more than double the campus building areas beginning in 2017.

The Mechanical Engineering (ME) program at the University of California, Merced invites applications for one open rank tenured or tenure-track position. Applications are especially encouraged from individuals with research interest in the general area of thermal-fluid sciences. This includes (but is not limited to) reacting flows, RANS/LES/DNS, thermo-fluids based energy generation or storage processes, thermal transport or lubricating fluids, radiative heat transfer, heat transfer at extreme conditions, heat transfer in advanced manufacturing and materials processing, solar thermal energy and reactors, energy efficient processes based on thermodynamics and heat transfer, or thermal management. However, other areas of mechanical engineering will be considered.

We anticipate that the successful applicants will complement the highly motivated and entrepreneurial spirit of the School faculty, contributing meaningfully to the success of future teaching, research, and service accomplishments. Faculty research activities are essential to the success of our program and as such new members are expected to initiate and sustain strong sponsored research and graduate training programs.

Qualifications: A doctoral degree in mechanical engineering or a closely related field (as indicated above) is required at time of employment. Applicants should have a distinguished academic record, an exceptional potential to conduct world-class research in a collaborative environment, and a strong commitment to teaching mechanical engineering subject matter at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applications must be submitted via the website and must include: 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae 3) statement of research, 4) statement of teaching, 5) statement of diversity, and 6) five letters of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system).

Deadline: Position is open until filled with a final closing date of June 30, 2017; consideration of applications will begin December 31, 2016. Applications will continue to be received until the position is filled. Anticipated starting date July 1, 2017. For inquiries and questions, please contact Professor Yanbao Ma at

The University of California, Merced is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, students and staff. Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales. The University of supportive of dual career couples.


Merced, CA




Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Cover Letter

Statement of Research

Statement of Teaching

Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.


5 letters of reference required