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Assistant/Associate/Professor in Aerospace Engineering
University of Utah

Date Posted Nov. 23, 2020
Title Assistant/Associate/Professor in Aerospace Engineering
University University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Department Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Mar. 15, 2021
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2021
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  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah ( invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at any rank in its Aerospace Engineering program, with an anticipated Fall 2021 start date. Candidates with research related to any area of aerospace engineering will be considered, including but not limited to those with expertise in thermal-fluid systems; solid mechanics and materials engineering; design; dynamics; and guidance, navigation, and control.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is committed to broadening the participation in the field and values candidates with diverse intellectual, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, and who possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Candidates must have a demonstrated track record of high-quality research as evidenced by scholarly publications, and they must exhibit strong potential (junior faculty) or an established record (senior faculty) of extramural funding. Successful candidates will be able to project a vision for the Department’s aerospace engineering program and actively contribute to its growth. Additionally, candidates are expected to develop and teach core courses of an aerospace engineering program. Applicants are expected to have an earned Ph.D. or Sc.D. in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or a closely related field.

The University of Utah is a tier 1 research institution that is home to more than 30,000 students, world-class faculty and researchers, a medical campus, and many start-up companies. The Department of Mechanical Engineering currently has 38 tenure-line faculty members, over 1,000 undergraduate and 240 graduate students (145 Ph.D. students), and continues on a steep growth trajectory. Funded by the State of Utah’s Engineering Initiative, the Department expects to hire nine additional faculty members over the next three years.

The review of applications will begin on December 10, 2020. Applications must be submitted electronically at and should include a cover letter highlighting the applicant’s qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, an example publication, and contact information of three references.

  • The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

    The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

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  • Tiffany Benson
    Mechanical Engineering
    University of Utah
    1495 E 100 S
    1550 Mek
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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