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Job ID: 142187

Research Assistant Professor
New Mexico State University

Date Posted May 24, 2020
Title Research Assistant Professor
University New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM, United States
Department Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, MSC 3450
Application Deadline Jul. 1, 2020
Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2020
  • Assistant Professor
    Research Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering

Required Educational Background: Ph.D. in aerospace or mechanical engineering.

Required Skillset: Heat transfer (mainly conduction and radiation); experimental design, measurement techniques and methods associated with instrumenting and testing samples; thermocouple effects; uncertainty propagation; laser experience as heat source; data reduction; applied mathematics (ordinary and partial differential equations; integral equations; numerical analysis; ill-posed mathematics); and, strong interest and desire for discovery.

Topics: Advanced analysis and development of slug calorimeters for high-speed flow applications involving hypersonic ground testing. Development of alternative means for calibrating thin-film temperature sensors in milli-second time scales for shock (impulsive) facilities. Strong potential to work with other universities possessing ground-test facilities. The approaches are analytically challenging (modeling and analysis) for physics inclusiveness leading to unprecedented accuracy. We plan to develop and perform benchtop experiments using a high-powered laser in the future for experimental validation studies. Candidate would lead this effort. Interested persons should contact Professor Frankel at Informal Zoom meetings are also possible. Professor Frankel can provide some archival papers providing technical details and illustrating some of the concepts to be pursued.

Responsibilities: Leadership of small group of students and working with other faculty; proposal and report writing, archival publications, and, teaching of one course per year for professional preparation. This last responsibility is optional but recommended. Travel support is available for conferences and meetings.
Highly competitive salary (2-year funded) with travel support to conferences and meetings; and, significant professional growth opportunities owing to regional laboratories and interactions among researchers in this active scientific field. NMSU is located in a beautiful region of New Mexico.

This is a non-regular faculty position with a predetermined end date. The selected candidate will provide their resume/CV, transcripts and letter of interest through the official NMSU hiring system.

Contact: Dr. J.I. Frankel, Department Head and R. Myers Endowed Professor Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, MSC 3450 P.O. Box 30001, MSC 3450 New Mexico State University Las Cruces, NM 88001 Email: (preferred means of communication)

  • NMSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. J.I. Frankel
    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department
    New Mexico State University
    P.O. Box 30001, MSC 3450
    Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
  • 575-646-3502


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