The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), at the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, DC is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor; however, those with commensurate experience will be considered at the rank of Associate Professor. The ME department has the following four main research interests: Energy Science, Advanced Manufacturing, Materials & Nanotechnology, and Biomedical Engineering. The ME department has established laboratories in the areas of Metal Additive Manufacturing, Biomechanical & Rehabilitation Engineering, Nanoscale Heat Transfer, Microscopy and Device Characterization, and Nano/Microfabrication Technology with a class1000 cleanroom. Successful applicants will have the opportunities to develop their own innovative research program and collaborate with other faculty members within the school and help develop cross-disciplinary research. The department will consider candidates in all areas of the mechanical engineering discipline; however, a particular emphasis will be placed on:
- Fluid mechanics
- Heat transfer
- Design of Energy systems
- Robotics and engineering mechanisms
- Machine design
The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) is a comprehensive urban landgrant institution and is classified as a Historically Black University (HBCU). UDC is the only public university in our Nation’s Capital. SEAS offers ABET-accredited bachelor’s degree programs in computer science and civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering along with graduate programs in all of the aforementioned disciplines. Additionally, a new Biomedical Engineering degree program (housed within the Mechanical Engineering Department) produced its first graduates in May 2019. The students from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have been winning national design competitions and obtaining internships and positions with prestigious employers such as NASA, Lockheed Martin, Intel, Apple and area defense contractors. UDC is located within a 30-mile distance from the Naval Research Laboratory, Army Research Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Institute of Health (NIH), NASA and hundreds of technology-focused private and government organizations.
Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering and possess strong research and teaching credentials. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to engineering education, scholarship, externally funded research and service to the ME Department’s programmatic needs.
Candidates with practical engineering laboratory and experimentation background are highly desirable.
All applicants should submit the following materials in electronic format to https://udc.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2hbyxhiilgk :
1. Curriculum Vitae (with a complete list of publications);
2. Statement of research interests;
3. Statement of teaching philosophy;
4. Names and contact information of three references.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.