Opportunity: Assistant Professor in Advanced Manufacturing Science and Engineering

Application link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04586

Application Window

  • Open date: December 2, 2021
  • Initial review date: January 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
    Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
  • Final review date: February 28, 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

The Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position, with a focus on Advanced Manufacturing Science and Engineering. This search is a part of UC Davis’ commitment to hiring leading research faculty with a strong commitment to teaching, research, and service that addresses the needs of our increasingly diverse state, industry, faculty, and student populations.

The Department already has strong faculty members in the area of manufacturing, who have made significant contributions in several areas including Machine Tool Design, Sustainable Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing, Microfabrication, CAD/CAM, Robotics and Automation, and Composites Manufacturing. Due to the increasing need in industry for manufacturing expertise, the College of Engineering has developed two positions at the Assistant Professor level, one in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering with emphasis on the material aspects, and one in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with emphasis on design and manufacturing. The existing cohort of faculty within the Department, as well as the new position in materials science, will provide opportunities for the successful candidate to collaborate and build synergies to shape the future of manufacturing in California and beyond.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering, or a related field. Applications are encouraged from candidates with a strong background in any current or emerging area that contributes to Advanced Manufacturing Science and Engineering, including but not limited to Design and Optimization of Manufacturing Processes and Systems, Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things, Digital Engineering, Aerospace Manufacturing, Sustainable and Energy-Efficient Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing, Robotics and Automation, Manufacturing Data Science, and Composites Manufacturing. We are particularly interested in candidates who use their creativity, engineering skills, and leadership to collaboratively discover solutions to difficult challenges in manufacturing. Candidates should foster innovation in student-driven manufacturing.

The current teaching expectation in the Department is three courses per academic year. These courses will include material in the successful candidate’s area of expertise for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as core and elective undergraduate and graduate courses, and the development of new courses, as necessary. The new Diane Bryant Engineering Student Design Center offers particular opportunities for hands-on manufacturing education. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to promote the professional development of graduate students in the M.S. and Ph.D. programs through high-quality mentoring that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD or equivalent degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering or related fields is required and must have been conferred at the earliest date of hire (July 1, 2022).

Desirable Qualifications

  • Evidence of excellence or strong potential for excellence in research that complements or extends existing research strengths in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the potential to attract extramural funding.
  • A record of technical excellence in one or more sub-topics of Advanced Manufacturing Science and Engineering, as evidenced by published research, teaching experience, and participation in funded collaboration with the U.S. or international industry and/or government agencies.
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching. The candidate must demonstrate evidenceof ability or potential to perform well at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and to develop and teach new undergraduate and graduate courses or seminars.
  • Evidence of commitment to or strong potential for commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion for historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities.

Appointment is to an academic year (9-month) post at the rank of Assistant Professor. Award of a PhD or equivalent degree is required by the date of hire.

Application Requirements

For full consideration applications must be completed by 01/15/2022 but will be accepted until 2/28/2022. Appointment will be as early as July 1, 2022. Application packages should be submitted online through https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04586 and should include the following documents:

Please submit inquiries to:

Professors Barbara Linke and Rida Farouki
Committee Chairs
Advanced Manufacturing Science and Engineering Recruitment
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

We encourage applicants to explore the College, Department, and Campus websites for background and context. Please ensure the application materials show clearly how applicant history and experience match both the minimum and desirable qualifications stated above.

We recommend candidates visit this website for information on the Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Note, the initial review will only be based on the Research statement and Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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