Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering

University of California Santa Barbara College of Engineering

United States

Open Level Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering

Job #JPF01657
  • College of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 15th, 2019
Last review date: Monday, Dec 16, 2019 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: Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 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.


The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a full-time faculty position with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020 or later. The Department is seeking applications as part of an external, open-level search for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor position with research in any area of Mechanical Engineering.

Responsibilities include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, recruitment and supervision of graduate students, and the development of an actively funded research program of the highest quality and impact. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field at the time of application. A demonstrated record of excellence in research and a proven ability as an outstanding teacher are desired. Successful candidates will have a strong record of collaborative, interdisciplinary research, contribute to advancing and supporting Mechanical Engineering curricula and student mentoring, and leverage synergies within the Department, the College of Engineering, and the campus.

Applications should include:
• Cover Letter (limited to two pages)
• Curriculum Vitae
• Statement of Research
• Statement of Teaching
• Applicants should provide the names and contact information for 3-5 references
• Diversity statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (Optional)

We strongly encourage applicants to submit an optional Statement of Contributions to Diversity. These statements, if submitted, will be reviewed for evidence of teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity, such as effective strategies used for the educational advancement of students in various under-represented groups; demonstrated contributions to the advancement of equitable access and diversity in education; and contributions furthering diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through participation in such activities as recruitment, retention, and mentoring of scholars and students.

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Applications received by Monday, December 16th, 2019, will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. For further details about our department, visit:

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

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

Job location

Santa Barbara

Learn More

More information about this recruitment: https://me.ucsb.edu/about/employment


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - Limited to two pages.

  • Statement of Research - A summary of your current research achievements and vision for upcoming research. Include both current aims and findings, and future goals.

  • Statement of Teaching - A summary of your teaching beliefs and practices. This can include your beliefs about the teaching and learning process, as well as examples of the ways in which you would enact these beliefs in the classroom.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

  • Misc / Additional - Maximum 50MB

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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