Position Description: The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arkansas invites applications for outstanding candidates to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting in August 2023. We seek individuals with research and teaching interests in ‘next-generation transportation’. Examples include, but are not limited to, smart mobility, unmanned aerial mobility, AI for transportation systems, advanced air mobility, modern aerospace technologies, and electric vehicles. The position is well aligned with university and state strategic priorities as the University of Arkansas and the Northwest Arkansas region are at the center of an emerging hub for next-generation transportation technologies - see for example recent news regarding the Arkansas Council on Future Mobility (https://nwacouncil.org/2022/02/23/arkansas-stakes-claim-to-be-global-leader-in-next-generation-transportation-by-2030/) and Walton Grant (https://talkbusiness.net/2022/07/412k-walton-grant-to-ua-focuses-on-smart-mobility/). Both experimental and computational specialists are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated scholarly activity and potential to collaborate with faculty members/groups within one or more of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the College of Engineering’s existing or emerging research areas. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core mechanical engineering classes in support of our undergraduate (including a BSME-Aerospace Concentration) and graduate programs, and contribute to departmental service needs.
Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or earned by August 2023) in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or a very closely related field. Applicants should demonstrate potential for high-quality research, securing competitive research funding, generating high-quality publications, teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, and providing appropriate service to the department, university, and profession. Successful candidates will demonstrate collaborative and interdisciplinary synergy with existing research strengths on-campus, have excellent communication skills, and have a commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Diversity and Inclusion Statement: The College of Engineering is dedicated to building and supporting an inclusive culture with a diverse and pluralistic faculty, staff, and administration. The College encourages applications from all qualified candidates, especially individuals who contribute to the diversity of our campus community and welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, LGBTQIA+, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. The College invites applicants with career interruptions to share the related circumstances and explain how these interruptions have impacted their career path.
How to Apply: Applicants are asked to submit a single PDF file that includes (i) a letter of interest, (ii) a curriculum vita, (iii) research and teaching statements, (iv) a diversity statement that includes their understanding of, prior and/or ongoing experiences engaging with individuals from a broad range of backgrounds, and plans to attract, teach, and mentor a diverse group of students, and (v) names and contact information of three professional references. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be submitted online by November 13th, 2022 at https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS/job/Fayetteville/Assistant-Professor---Mechanical-Engineering_R0022943.
Applications submitted after that date will be reviewed until the position is filled. Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas is a Carnegie R1 research institution, located in the Northwest Arkansas metropolitan area, one of the fastest growing areas in the United States. With a population of over 525,000, Northwest Arkansas is home to the corporate headquarters of Fortune 500 companies Walmart, Tyson Foods, and J.B. Hunt Transport Services. Forbes Magazine recently named the city of Fayetteville, home of the University of Arkansas campus, one of the best places in the United States for business and careers. The Milken Institute has named the Northwest Arkansas metropolitan area the nation’s “Number One Performing City” and U.S. News recently ranked Fayetteville as the #4 best place to live in the United States based on the quality of life, job market, and value of living. Information about the area can be found at https://findingnwa.com/.
The College of Engineering supports over 130 full-time faculty to mentor 3,200 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students, awarding Bachelor of Science degrees in nine disciplines, Master of Science degrees in fifteen disciplines, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering across nine concentrations. The College of Engineering’s research awards reached a record-breaking $53M the previous year with multiple centers, core facilities, and multi-disciplinary partnerships across campus.