The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Assistant Professor in Mechanical Systems and Mechatronic Engineering, College of Engineering [R0139770].
ROLE of the POSITION
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) invites applications for a Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering. The earliest start date is July 1, 2024. We invite applicants with strong multidisciplinary research record and expertise in the areas of mechanical systems and mechatronic engineering. The successful candidates will be expected to teach and develop undergraduate/graduate courses in their expertise areas and supervise master and doctoral students, and participate in appropriate levels of service to the department, college, university, and the profession, as well as collaborate with faculty researchers within the department and the University. The candidates will also be expected to develop a vigorous and sustainable grant funded research program in his or her areas of expertise that lead to personal professional development and publish results from research in scholarly journals.
PROFILE of the DEPARTMENT/COLLEGE
The Mechanical Engineering department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degree programs and two nuclear engineering certificates in mechanical engineering. The department has aerospace engineering, materials and nuclear engineering, and biomedical engineering subprograms. Currently, the department has 21 full-time faculty and 4 staff, and more than 800 undergraduate and 80 graduate students. The interdisciplinary research environment, rapid metropolitan economic and population growth, and the entertainment and tourism industries co-located in southern Nevada and the surrounding region provide unique opportunities for research, teaching, and services.
The Department is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
This position requires a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or closely related fields from an accredited college or university as recognized by the United States Department of Education and/or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Credentials must be obtained prior to the start date.
Candidates with at least two years of postdoc or teaching experience in their area of expertise with a demonstrated record of excellence and experience in collaborative research are preferred.
COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions.
BENEFITS OF WORKING AT UNLV
Generous compensation packages, up to 48 days of paid time off, sick leave, and holidays
Excellent health insurance including medical, dental and vision
No state income tax
Comprehensive retirement plans and voluntary benefits programs
Tuition discounts at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) schools
Tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents
HOW TO APPLY
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. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.
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 December 1, 2023.
Materials should be addressed to Dr. Woosoon Yim, Search Committee Chair, and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or UNLVJobs@unlv.edu.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERNAL NSHE CANDIDATES
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 job requisition number, “R0139770” 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.
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. 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.
Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.
For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu
The University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes). Discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including unlawful harassment, which is a form of discrimination, is illegal under federal and state law. Where unlawful discrimination is found to have occurred, UNLV will act to stop the unlawful discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible.
TITLE IX STATEMENT
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates. Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106). The University’s commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment. Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to: Michelle Sposito, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1062, Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH) Room 553, Telephone: (702) 895-4055; Email: email@example.com, or to The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100; Telephone: 1-800-421-3481 FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-800-877-8339; Email: OCR@ed.gov; or to both.
Information pertaining to the University’s grievance procedures and grievance process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the University will respond can be found online at the Office of Equal Employment & Title IX webpage.
SAFETY AND SECURITY STATEMENT
UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online.