Applications are invited for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (MEE) at the University of Maine (UMaine). The position will have a 50% appointment under the Office of the Vice President for Research via the UMaine Space Initiative.
This position specifically aims to support our growing interest and future plans in aerospace engineering. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2024 or earlier.
This is a 50% teaching, 50% research position with the academic home in mechanical engineering and requires active engagement in service to the University, the State, and the profession. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and lead an externally-funded research program, develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses, advise, mentor and support students in research, publish and present scholarly works, participate in service activities, and demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We highly encourage and welcome applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups.
The position has a 50% joint appointment under the Office of the Vice President for Research via the UMaine Space Initiative, which is aimed at supporting and significantly growing aerospace related research, including activities tied to the Intelligent Atmospheric Flight Initiative, and the UMaine AI Initiative. Further collaborations with existing centers and partners such as the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, the Frontier Institute for Research in Sensor Technologies, and the Maine Space Complex, a state-of-Maine initiative, are envisioned and encouraged. In addition to research, the successful candidate will have an opportunity to not only support the current Aerospace concentrations but be actively involved in planning and designing future academic credentials, such as a graduate degree in Aerospace Engineering and/or Certificate in Aerospace Engineering with a focus on Uncrewed Aerial Systems and Urban Air Mobility.
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