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Opportunity: Combustion in Urban and Wildland Fires Assistant Professor

The Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position with expertise in research related to Combustion in Urban and Wildland Fires, e.g., fire prevention, fire extinguishment, material flammability, fire propagation, pollutant formation and transport, and modeling of phenomena such as fire whirls and effects of turbulence on fires. 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.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent, or have advanced to candidacy for the PhD degree or equivalent, in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, or a related field. Applications are encouraged from candidates with a strong background in any current or emerging area that is relevant to combustion in urban and wildland fires. We are particularly interested in candidates who use their creativity, engineering skills, and leadership to collaboratively discover solutions to difficult challenges in combustion in urban and wildland fires and who can foster innovation in this field.

Please apply and review the full position description, which provides guidance on application requirements, at this link:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• PhD or equivalent degree, or advanced to candidacy, in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or related fields is required and must be conferred prior to the earliest date of hire (July 1, 2024).

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Applicant must have earned a PhD or equivalent in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field by date of hire.

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