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Thermal Sciences Faculty Position Opening

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261
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  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering - Applied Mechanics
  • Mechanical Engineering - Biomedical
  • Mechanical Engineering - University, Academic and Education
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The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS) at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) invites applications for a tenure ­track or tenured position in the Thermal Sciences area. Successful applicants should have the ability to build an externally funded research program, as well as contribute to the teaching mission of the Mechanical Engineering programs. Applicants should have a PhD or ScD in Mechanical Engineering or a related field. Applicants with outstanding track records at the associate professor level are encouraged to apply.  

We are seeking applicants who have strong interdisciplinary interests, who can collaborate across disciplines of engineering. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in the following areas:

  • Heat transfer and Thermophysics
  • Novel experimental approaches to thermal transport
  • Thermoscience related emerging areas

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science has 28 tenured or tenure-track faculty members who generate over $6 million in annual research expenditures.  The National Research Council (NRC) has recently placed Mechanical Engineering at Pitt as top 20 among public universities.  The Department maintains cutting edge experimental and computational facilities in advanced manufacturing and design, materials for extreme conditions, biomechanics and medical technologies, modeling and simulation, energy system technologies, and quantitative and in situ materials characterization.

The successful candidate for these position will benefit from the resources, support, and multidisciplinary research environment fostered by the University of Pittsburgh’s Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation (http://www.mascarocenter.pitt.edu), Center for Energy (http://www.energy.pitt.edu) and Center for Simulation and Modeling (http://www.sam.pitt.edu), as well as the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (http://www.psc.edu).

Qualified applicants should submit their application electronically to pitt-mems-search@engr.pitt.edu.  The application should include the following materials in pdf form: a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, and a list of at least three references. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the department’s inclusive excellence goals, and must be committed to high quality teaching for a diverse student body at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates from groups traditionally underrepresented in engineering are strongly encouraged to apply.

The University of Pittsburgh is an EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabledemployer.

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