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Assistant Professor in Thermofluids in the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Recruitment Period

Open September 15th, 2017 through June 30th, 2018


The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a single tenure-track faculty position beginning the 2018/19 academic year. Exceptional candidates in all areas of Mechanical Engineering will be considered, with preference given to those with expertise in Thermofluids (e.g., theoretical, numerical, and/or experimental heat transfer, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, combustion, etc.).

Successful candidates will demonstrate a proven record of, or exceptional promise for, developing a vibrant externally-funded research program, as well as a portfolio of high quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. They should also demonstrate clear potential for complementing and/or synergistically leveraging existing research activities within the department, as well as the college and campus more broadly. Further information regarding current ME research activities can be found at the following site:

A Ph.D. in ME or a closely related field is required at the time of employment. The successful candidate will receive primary appointment within ME; however, opportunity may exist for additional affiliations with other departments and programs at UCR as appropriate. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 15, 2017. The search will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted online at Applications submitted by any other means will not be reviewed. Inquiries should be directed to

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

The University of California, Riverside is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Riverside, CA

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