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Department Head
University of Arizona

  • Aug. 25, 2017
  • Department Head
  • Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
  • University of Arizona
    Tucson, AZ
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • August 2018
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Mechanical Engineering
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We seek an engaging and articulate leader to guide this successful department as it secures additional faculty appointments and expands and enhances its undergraduate and graduate programs, research impact and visibility, and industrial partnerships.

The successful candidate will have a proven record of transparent, collaborative and effective strategic planning, communication and resource management. A distinguished record of achievement in scholarship, research and/or professional practice commensurate with an appointment at the rank of professor with tenure is required. Full posting (#F20856) and application instructions are at

The department is dedicated to innovative interdisciplinary research and teaching in both aerospace and mechanical engineering. The department’s research specialties include active flow control, aerospace guidance navigation and control, astrodynamics, biomechanics, computational and experimental fluid and solid mechanics, mechatronics, multibody dynamics, nanotechnology and renewable energy.

Research at the University of Arizona is strongly multidisciplinary and the department works extensively with, among others, the UA Department of Planetary Sciences, Arizona Health Sciences Center, BIO5 Institute for Collaborative Bioresearch, College of Optical Sciences and the Program in Applied Mathematics, all of which enjoy international recognition as centers for world-class academic programs and research.

The University of Arizona is located in Tucson, which has a vibrant, multicultural community – in 2016 UNESCO named it a World City of Gastronomy – and is home to a thriving industrial sector that includes Raytheon, Rincon Research, Paragon Space Development and Vector Space Systems.

  • At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs. The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA employer – M/W/D/V.

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  • Nancy Preble
    Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
    University of Arizona
    1130 N Mountain Avenue
    Tucson, AZ 85721


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