Assistant Professor, Computational Mechanics - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Assistant Professor, Computational Mechanics - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

La Jolla, CA, United States

Assistant Professor, Computational Mechanics – Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

University of California, San Diego

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE, at the University of California, San Diego) invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position from candidates in Mechanical Engineering with a strong focus on research in Computational Mechanics and associated applications. Research topics of interest include, but are not limited to: multi-physics, multi-scale computational mechanics of materials subject to extreme environments; modeling of heterogeneous, “soft” materials; and advanced numerical methods for computational mechanics. Applications to aerospace engineering, bioengineering, additive manufacturing and to other areas of expertise represented in the MAE department are of particular interest. The instructional responsibility includes teaching undergraduate mechanics courses and graduate courses on numerical methods, elasticity, plasticity, and dynamics.

The required job duties include developing an excellent research program, teaching of university students, and service activities. As such, successful faculty candidates will demonstrate potential for teaching excellence and the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity in their research area. In addition, preferred candidates will have demonstrated accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and have a desire to participate in the School’s diversity initiatives (

A Ph.D. degree (or advanced to candidacy) is required in Engineering or closely related discipline. We especially welcome candidates who have contributed to programs that increase the access and success of underrepresented students or faculty in engineering and who are committed to, and experienced in, building an excellent and diverse academic environment.

Rank of position is at the Assistant Professor level.

Salary: Level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications; salary based on UC pay scales and market conditions.

Closing Date: Applications received by Friday, January 4, 2019 will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae with complete publication list, a statement of research and teaching interests, a separate statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions. (for further information about contributions to diversity statements, see and, and the names/addresses of three to four references.

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Applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program website at The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender orientation, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

Document requirements

• Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
• Cover Letter
• Statement of Research
• Statement of Teaching
• Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See and
• Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

• 3-5 required (contact information only)

How to apply

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• Provide required information and documents
• If any, provide required reference information

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