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Assistant (Tenure-Track) or Associate/Full (Tenured) Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)

Position overview

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $103,700 - $215,800. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table “Off-scale salaries”, i.e. a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Application Window

Open date: October 16, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Jan 5, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Jul 31, 2024 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

Assistant (Tenure-Track) or Associate/Full (Tenured) Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, Irvine invites applicants for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position at the assistant, associate, or full professor rank in aerospace engineering starting July 1, 2024.

Recent technological advances are enabling the aerospace engineering field to move towards solving grand challenges such as net-zero carbon emissions for aviation, advanced aerial mobility, and efficient space transportation. UCI’s MAE department seeks exceptional applicants who will conduct high-impact research, develop graduate courses, and contribute to an innovative undergraduate curriculum that will enable the next generation of aerospace engineers to face these new problems. The applicants are expected to have credentials in one or both of the following areas:

• Space Flight: Research areas of interest include launch systems technologies; space vehicle design; spacecraft control; propulsion systems (chemical, nuclear, electric); hypersonics; and flight vehicles for low-density atmospheres.

• Advanced Air Vehicles: Research areas of interest include analysis, design, and optimization of propulsion, airframe, and/or integrated vehicle system for aerial mobility (urban, regional, global, super/hyper-sonic) with attention to environmental acceptability and intrinsic safety.

The candidates should be capable of teaching core aerospace engineering courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Moreover, the successful candidate is expected to make scholarly contributions to at least one of the underlying fundamental disciplines (including aero/thermodynamics, propulsion, dynamics and control, structural mechanics, and multi-disciplinary optimization) as well as advancing the state of the art in technology.

Applicants are expected to have received a doctorate degree in a relevant engineering or applied science discipline. Successful candidates will develop a vigorous, externally funded research program and maintain a strong, recognized publication record. They will be expected to contribute their leadership and innovative thinking toward promoting excellence in programs within the MAE department, school, and university. They will be expected to facilitate the recruitment and success of students (especially those from underrepresented minorities) pursuing graduate degrees in related programs. Successful candidates will also provide outstanding teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and provide service and leadership within the MAE professional community at large. Applications must include a cover letter, three statements that describe research, teaching, and service interests, respectively, a curriculum vitae including a publication list, and the names and contact information of three (3) references. Candidates are encouraged to delineate their unique contributions to key publications and papers. For applicants to Associate/Full Professor positions, references will not be contacted until later stages of consideration, in consultation with the candidate. A separate statement that addresses the applicant’s past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion must also be included in the application materials.

Applications must be received by January 5th , 2024, to receive full consideration. All positions will remain open until filled.

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants are expected to have received a doctorate degree in a relevant engineering or applied science discipline.

Application Requirements

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About UC Irvine

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC anti-discrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA