Open Rank Faculty Position in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Open Rank Faculty Position in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering University of California, Los Angeles
University of California Los Angeles



Requisition Number: JPF06929


Building upon its commitment to foster an inclusive environment and promote the success of underrepresented students, the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science invites applications for multiple open rank tenure-track faculty positions.

Applicants for the positions must have a demonstrated record of excellence in, or show exceptional promise for, high-quality research, teaching, and professional development. In addition, applicants must have a demonstrated record of interest in, and commitment to, the mentorship of students from underrepresented and underserved populations. The successful candidate will be expected to advance their active mentoring activities and participate in programs that provide research and professional development opportunities for our diverse student body (such as our Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity, our Women in Engineering program, and our student organizations listed at https://samueli.ucla.edu/equity-diversity-and-inclusion/ ). Teaching and service expectations will not exceed those of other faculty positions.

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is conducting a search for exceptional faculty candidates in disciplines related to mechanical and aerospace engineering. These disciplines include dynamics, fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, manufacturing and design, micro- and nano-engineering, structural and solid mechanics, and systems and control, with applications to aircraft, spacecraft, automobiles, energy and propulsion systems, robotics, machinery, manufacturing and materials processing, microelectronics, biological systems, and more.
Candidates whose technical interests complement and augment the Department's existing strengths and are well positioned to develop collaborations as part of multidisciplinary research teams are of particular interest. Applications will be considered at all levels, with a preference for appointments at the Assistant Professor level. Our hiring priority is focused on the frontiers of mechanical and aerospace engineering research, where a candidate's impact, originality, and promise for developing and maintaining a strong, extramurally supported research program has been demonstrated. We are interested in outstanding candidates who are committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship and to a diverse campus climate.

These positions require a Ph.D. or equivalent in engineering or a closely related discipline at date of hire.

Application packages should be submitted online through https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF06929 and include the following documents: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) statement of contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion with particular attention to mentoring achievements and future mentoring goals, 3) statement of research interest, 4) statement of teaching interest, and 5) a cover letter. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and continue until the positions are filled. Inquiries about the position and nominations of potential candidates should be directed to Timothy Fisher [email protected].

Los Angeles is a global city renowned for its dynamism, robust economy, rich cultural diversity and spectacular climate. UCLA has been ranked the No. 1 public university in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for four straight years. UCLA Samueli is a tightly-knit community with more than 6000 undergraduate and graduate students, more than 190 full-time faculty members, and is in the midst of its largest growth since the school was founded. The school is consistently ranked in the top 10 among U.S. public engineering schools and its Master's online program is ranked No. 2 by U.S. News & World Report. Established in 1945, UCLA Samueli is known as the birthplace of the internet, and where countless other fields took some of their first steps - from artificial intelligence to reverse osmosis, from mobile communications to human prosthetics. UCLA Samueli is deeply committed to diversifying the ranks of its faculty, staff and students, and to providing an equitable and inclusive environment for all its members.

UCLA is a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please view the policy at Tobacco-Free Campus Policy.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate's past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about UCLA guidelines on contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
    Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)


    To apply, please visit: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06929


    The University of California 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, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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    Working at University of California, Los Angeles

    UCLA is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1919 and is the second oldest of the ten campuses affiliated with the University of California system. UCLA offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and enrolls about 26,000 undergraduate and about 12,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world every year.

    UCLA features the College of Letters and Science, seven general campus professional schools, and four professional schools for the health sciences. The UCLA College of Letters and Science has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty, and houses the majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors as well as the students in the Graduate Division of Letters and Sciences. The UCLA College Honors Program is also housed in the College. The College of Letters and Science's programs are divided into five academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute. UCLA also offers certificate programs, undergraduate degree-credit and continuing education credits for non-full-time students through its UCLA Extension education program.

    The 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA as the 24th best university in the nation and 32nd best in the world. In the 2007 edition of U.S. News and World Report, UCLA Medical Center was ranked best in the West, as well as one of the top 3 hospitals in the United States alongside Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 15 of the 16 medical specialty areas examined, UCLA Medical Center ranked in the top 20.

    The campus' location in Los Angeles makes excursions to local museums, theaters, or other entertainment venues relatively quick and easy.

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