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University of Utah Assistant/Associate/Professor In Computational Methods in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant/Associate/Professor In Computational Methods

Department 00068 - Mechanical Engineering

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin July 1, 2019


The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah ( invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track appointment from candidates with research interests in computational methods applied to complex dynamical systems, manufacturing processes, solid mechanics, and/or thermal-fluid-energy systems. The ideal candidate would have expertise in developing and implementing computational methods to model complex physical phenomena that complements existing programs within the department and College of Engineering. Specific application areas could include, but are not limited to: bio-transport, composites, constitutive modeling, damage and fracture mechanics, design-space exploration, energy storage, environmental fluid dynamics, fluid-structure interactions, micro- and nanoscale engineering, soft-material engineering, and sustainable engineering.

Candidates should be qualified to teach courses in the core curriculum of a mechanical engineering program, including existing courses and/or developing new courses that support the graduate program. Candidates are expected to develop and maintain an active, externally funded research program that complements existing research programs. Collaborations in the Department, College of Engineering, School of Medicine, and elsewhere across campus are highly encouraged. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants are expected to have an earned Ph.D. or Sc.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field prior to start date.

EEO/Diversity Information

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The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


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This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 09/18/2018

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00320CF

Type Faculty

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