Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS)
at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) invites applications for
a tenure track assistant professor position in the Solid Mechanics area, with a mechanical engineering focus.
Successful applicants should have the ability to build an externally funded
research program, as well as contribute to the teaching mission of
the MEMS Department. Applicants should have a PhD or ScD in Mechanical
Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering or a related field. Applicants
with outstanding track records at the associate professor level are also encouraged
to apply, but the focus will be at the assistant professor level.
seeking applicants who have strong interdisciplinary interests and who can
collaborate across engineering disciplines. We are particularly interested in
candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas of solid
mechanics: modeling and/or experimental methodology of deformation, fracture, structural
biomechanics, or some combination of these.
The Department of Mechanical
Engineering and Materials Science has 30 tenured or tenure-track faculty
members who generate over $7 million in annual research expenditures. The
Department maintains cutting-edge experimental and computational facilities in
its five core research competencies: 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 this
position will benefit from the resources, support, and a 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 applications electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
with SM Search as an identifier. The
application should include the following materials in pdf form: a curriculum
vitae, a statement of research interests together with a listing of teaching
interests, and name and contact information of at least three references.
Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2018, and continue until the
position is filled.
Candidates from groups
traditionally underrepresented in engineering are strongly encouraged to apply.
The candidate should be committed to high-quality teaching for a diverse
student body and to assisting our Department in enhancing diversity. The
University of Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.