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Mechanical Engineering, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Date Posted Dec. 4, 2018
Title Mechanical Engineering, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
University University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV, United States
Department Department of Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Mechanical Engineering, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, UNLV Department of Mechanical Engineering

UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at:

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in ​maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at UNLV is seeking applications for tenure-track and tenured faculty candidates. We are looking for excellent candidates at any rank. The Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

We invite applicants in all fields of mechanical engineering, with a preference for candidates with an interest in energy systems. Applications are encouraged from more senior applicants whose experience and accomplishments might be extraordinary. Senior level applicants who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, research, and academic qualities may also be considered for the position of Director of our Center for Energy Research.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. or the equivalent in a relevant field by the beginning of the appointment. They must have a strong research and publication record. Faculty are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a productive externally-funded research program and serve both the campus and profession.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has 19 faculty, 654 undergraduate students and 69 M.S. and Ph.D. students. The ME department had $4.7 million in research expenditures last year and received $2.8 million in new research awards. The department has excellent research facilities including the Center for Energy Research (, Science and Engineering Building (, Active Materials and Smart Systems Lab (

This position requires a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field from a regionally accredited college or university. Applicants with significant experience will be considered for Associate or Full Professor positions.

Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on January 1, 2019 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Yitung Chen, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online ( as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or

UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number, “R0113214” in the search box.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.

UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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