Job Description

Assistant Professors - 3 Full-Time

Posting Numberreq10462
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeTenure/Tenure-Track
Hiring DepartmentMechanical Engineering (023A)
Academic LocationSchool of Engineering
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Mexico invites applications for three full-time faculty positions. The Assistant Professor hires will be a probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision. Responsibilities will include teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, advising graduate students, and establishing a strong externally funded research program.

As a minimum requirement, applicants must hold an earned doctorate in mechanical engineering or a closely related field by the start date of the appointment. Candidates for the first position should have demonstrated expertise and achievement in one or more of the areas of control of energy systems, autonomous systems, and aerospace systems, and a strong commitment to teaching excellence in the areas of dynamics and control. Candidates for the second position should have demonstrated expertise and achievement in experimental AI (artificial intelligence) with applications to robotics, and a strong commitment to teaching excellence in the areas of dynamics and control. Candidates for the third position should have demonstrated expertise and achievement in the areas of additive manufacturing and mechanical behavior of materials, and a strong commitment to teaching excellence in the areas of materials and solid mechanics. Candidates for all positions should have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Mechanical Engineering faculty members are active in a number of interdisciplinary research centers and groups, including the Center for Emerging Energy Technologies, the Center for Micro-Engineered Materials, the Center for High Technology Materials, and the Center for Biomedical Engineering. Faculty have access to the University's extensive computational resources and world-class experimental facilities to support interdisciplinary research. Through memoranda of agreement, faculty have access to research facilities at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is committed to excellence in both undergraduate and graduate education offering BS (ABET accredited), MS and PhD degree programs. A team of 17 full-time faculty, and several research and part-time faculty, support the activities of close to 550 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students. We support both a strong core of mechanical engineering and interdisciplinary education that include the Manufacturing Engineering and NanoScience and MicroSystems Engineering programs. For further information about the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Mexico, see me.unm.edu.

The University of New Mexico is the premier research university in the state of New Mexico. UNM is a Carnegie R1 Highest Research Activity Institution and a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, with approximately 27,000 students on the main and branch campuses with nearly 2,900 students in the School of Engineering. In addition to the traditional areas of thermodynamics, heat transfer, materials science, engineering design, dynamic systems/controls, fluid mechanics, and computational mechanics, the Mechanical Engineering faculty and students are engaged in several thrust areas such as Nanotechnology, Energy, Space Systems Engineering, and Bioengineering. Funding agencies for the ME department included, NSF, NIH, DARPA, DTRA, DOE, NASA, local industry, LANL, AFRL, and SNL. The close proximity of AFRL, SNL and LANL is an important catalyst for the department research. Mechanical Engineering faculty members are associated with a number of UNM Research Centers including: Center for Emerging Energy Technologies, Center for Advanced Research Computing, Manufacturing Training and Technology Center, Center for High Technology Materials, the Center for Biomedical Engineering, Center for Micro-Engineered Materials, and the Institute for Space and Nuclear Power Studies.

Albuquerque is an ethnically diverse city and has been listed among the smartest U.S. cities and best places to relocate in America. The city has a rich culture and a location offering unparalleled opportunities for outdoor adventure. The University is located within one hour of Santa Fe, and within minutes of the Sandia and Manzano mountain ranges, which offer great opportunities for hiking, biking, rock climbing and skiing.

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM continuing faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or closely related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated expertise and achievement in one of the following areas; energy systems/autonomous systems/aerospace systems; AI/Robotics with applications to robotics; or additive manufacturing and mechanical behavior of materials
  • A strong commitment to teaching excellence in the areas of dynamics and control and materials and solid mechanics
  • A strong commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities
Application InstructionsFor best consideration, complete applications must be received by December 2, 2019. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. A complete application consists of 1) a letter of interest/personal statement; 2) a comprehensive CV that clearly shows meeting the minimum doctorate requirement; 3) a research statement; 4) a teaching statement; and 5) the titles, names and contact information (address, phone number and email address) of at least three (3) professional references. In the letter of interest, indicate which position you are applying for (energy systems/autonomous systems/aerospace systems position, AI/robotics position, additive manufacturing/solid mechanics position). All inquiries can be sent to: Prof. Tariq Khraishi (khraishi@unm.edu), Mechanical Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131.

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 12/2/2019. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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