Faculty Openings

The MAE department at UCSD is currently recruiting for 1 Assistant Teaching Professor (Lecturer with Possibility of Security of Employment, LPSOE) and 4 tenure-track Assistant Professor positions as part of a cluster hire in Aerospace Engineering. The expected starting date for these positions is July 1, 2018. Position descriptions and links to the online application site are available below.  Please scroll down for more information regarding your recruitment of interest.
JPF01556 Assistant Professor-Computational Modeling of Fluid Flow
JPF01620 Assistant Professor-UAV Autonomy
JPF01621 Assistant Professor-Space Systems Engineering
JPF01606 Assistant Professor-Advanced Propulsion/Combustion Concepts (Experimental)
JPF01570 Assistant Professor-Design
JPF01593 Assistant Teaching Professor in Mechanical and/or Aerospace Engineering (Lecturer with Potential of Security of Employment)
JPF01441 Temporary Lecturer

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JPF01556 Assistant Professor-Computational Modeling of Fluid Flow

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE, http://maeweb.ucsd.edu/) at the University of California, San Diego) invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) from candidates in the area of computational modeling of fluid flow. We seek candidates who are pursuing innovative research in the solution of multiscale and multiphysics flow problems in applications such as aerodynamics, propulsion, energy conversion and medicine. Topics of interest include turbulence, multiphase flow, compressible flow, flow-structure interaction and reacting flows. 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 (http://www.jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/diversity/).

A Ph.D. degree (or advanced to candidacy) is required in the area of Engineering or a 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 Tuesday, December 5, 2017 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 http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp and http://soeadm.ucsd.edu/ppi/academic_personnel/diversity/docs/C2D_Expectations.pdf), and the names/addresses of four to five references. You can apply for this position online at:

https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01556.

Applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program website at http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/partneropp/. 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.

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JPF01620 Assistant Professor-UAV Autonomy

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE, http://maeweb.ucsd.edu/) at the University of California, San Diego) invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) from candidates in the broad areas of advanced UAVs and Autonomy, including a strong experimental component. Possible areas of interest include high-endurance UAVs and stealth, tethered operation, bio-inspired approaches, and flight in or near complex structures and in GPS-denied environments, including the optimization of novel fixed-wing and multirotor designs, as well as the manipulation of environmental features, payload delivery, and vehicles that can autonomously take off, land, extract energy from the environment, and cooperate to efficiently achieve mission objectives in the presence of adversaries. UCSD has vibrant programs in robotics, data science, remote environmental sensing, and biomechanics; candidates with research focus areas that are synergetic with such existing programs are especially encouraged to apply.

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 (http://www.jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/diversity/).

A Ph.D. degree (or advanced to candidacy) is required in the area of Engineering or a 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 Wednesday, December 27, 2017 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 http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp and http://soeadm.ucsd.edu/ppi/academic_personnel/diversity/docs/C2D_Expectations.pdf), and the names/addresses of three to four references. You can apply for this position online at:
https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01620

Applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program website at http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/partneropp/. 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.

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JPF01621 Assistant Professor-Space Systems Engineering

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE, http://maeweb.ucsd.edu/) at the University of California, San Diego) invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position from candidates in Aerospace Engineering with a strong focus on research in space-based science and technologies and associated applications. Research topics of interest include, but are not limited to, low-cost launch systems technologies; emerging spacecraft power, propulsion, thermal and/or control systems; novel sensor systems; small, micro and nanosatellites; spacecraft, vehicle and mission design; and satellite constellation design and control.

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 (http://www.jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/diversity/).

A Ph.D. degree (or advanced to candidacy) is required in the area of Engineering or a 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 Wednesday, December 27, 2017 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 http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp and http://soeadm.ucsd.edu/ppi/academic_personnel/diversity/docs/C2D_Expectations.pdf), and the names/addresses of three to four references. You can apply for this position online at:
https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01621

Applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program website at http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/partneropp/. 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.

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JPF01606 Assistant Professor-Advanced Propulsion/Combustion Concepts (Experimental)

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE, http://maeweb.ucsd.edu/) at the University of California, San Diego) invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) from candidates in the area of Advanced Propulsion/Combustion Concepts (Experimental). We seek candidates working on advanced aspects of aerospace propulsion systems, including combustion dynamics at high-pressure, multiphase and trans/super-critical conditions relevant to future propulsion systems, air-breathing engines, chemical rockets, ion propulsion, power generation and conversion for aerospace vehicles, and the application of aerospace science and technology to terrestrial energy devices. Strong experimental skills are preferred, although candidates with computational and analytical profiles will also be considered. 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 (http://www.jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/diversity/).

A Ph.D. degree (or advanced to candidacy) is required in the area of Engineering or a 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, December 22, 2017 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 http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp and http://soeadm.ucsd.edu/ppi/academic_personnel/diversity/docs/C2D_Expectations.pdf), and the names/addresses of three to four references. You can apply for this position online at:

https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01606

Applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program website at http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/partneropp/. 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.

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JPF01570 Assistant Professor-Design

The Design Lab at UC San Diego (http://designlab.ucsd.edu), in collaboration with departments in the Jacobs School of Engineering, Social Sciences, and Health Sciences seeks candidates for tenure-track faculty positions at the Associate or Full Professor rank. The Design Lab at UC San Diego is a new initiative, established by the Chancellor to become a major international center for human-centered design, with the focus upon design as a way of thinking, especially dealing with a people-centered approach to complex sociotechnical systems. The Design Lab works with all departments and divisions of the University. This ad welcomes faculty working on innovative people-centered design for a position in one of the three divisions listed above. Qualifications Candidates must have completed a terminal degree--such as a PhD, MD or equivalent doctoral degree , have three years of teaching, service, and research experience. Candidates must have published human-centered research in conference and/or journal articles in highly-regarded peer-reviewed venues and a demonstrated vigorous program of high-quality funded design and engineering research. Preferred candidates will have demonstrated independence in the area of human-centered research as evidenced through the candidate's publication record, reflected by their original working being published in highly regarded conferences and/or journals or other academic venues; and also evidenced by their ability to attract funding as a PI from relevant funding agencies; demonstrated teaching excellence as they will be expected to supervise and teach graduate and undergraduate students in design-related courses; demonstrated the highest standards of professional activity, as evidenced by invited talks, contributions to scientific publications as an expert reviewer, peer awards, and other relevant accomplishments in the field; and evidence of contributions to a campus climate that supports equity, inclusion, and diversity. An interdisciplinary perspective and experience with multiple methodologies is highly valued. Candidates with experience with or willingness to engage in activities that contribute to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant will be expected to establish a vigorous program of high-quality funded design and engineering research. Potential engineering domains for human-centered design research include: imaging and sensors, real-world usage in health & other domains, human-robot interaction, cyperphysical systems, medical devices, design tools for mass customization, human-computer interaction, visualization, crowdsourcing, social computing, and engineering systems & operations. Potential Social or Health Sciences focused domains for human-centered design research include: urban planning, transportation, global health, climate change, cultural heritage, human-robot interaction, data science & visualization, cognition & culture, equity & sustainability, embodied interaction, online learning, crowdsourcing, lifelong learning, informal learning, medical care in resource-limited settings, infectious diseases, and mobile health. Other relevant areas are welcomed.
For applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment, please see http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/offices/partneropp/ for the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program.
Appointments are expected to begin July 1, 2018 and salary is commensurate with experience and based on the University of California pay scales. Applications received by December 2, 2017 will be given full consideration in the first review period. Applications received by January 2, 2018 will be given full consideration in the second review period. The position will remain open until filled.

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body, and to addressing dual-career issues. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

Requirements
Documents
    •    Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
    •    Cover Letter - Describe background and interests;
          Please mention which department(s) (ANTHRO, BENG, CogSci, CSE, ECE, EDUC, EthStud, Inf Dis, MAE, or SE) may be the best fit for your
          work.
    •    Statement of Research
    •    Statement of Teaching - Summarize teaching philosophy, use experiences to show how enacted in classroom, mentoring, other instruction-related
          activities.
          Include courses you would be interested in/qualified to teach as relevant to students in the Design lab/home dept
    •    Statement of Contributions to diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity and
          http://soeadm.ucsd.edu/ppi/academic_personnel/diversity/docs/C2D_Expecta...
    •    Publications - Include up to 4 representative publications/scholarly articles (provide links or attach PDFs).
References
2-5 letters of reference required
You can apply for this position online at:  https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01570
 

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JPF01593 Assistant Teaching Professor in Mechanical and/or Aerospace Engineering (Lecturer with Potential of Security of Employment)

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE, http://maeweb.ucsd.edu/) at the University of California, San Diego invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor (also termed Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment). We are particularly interested in candidates in the core areas of mechanical and/or aerospace engineering. Generally, teaching professors are full-time employees who are expected to teach 6 courses per year. In addition to demonstrating excellence in teaching, individuals in this position are expected to engage in professional activities and service related to the pedagogical mission of the department and university.
Candidates should demonstrate innovative teaching methodologies, potential to teach core and advanced lecture and/or laboratory courses in mechanical and/or aerospace engineering, and be highly motivated to improve the undergraduate student experience. The required job duties include teaching and mentoring of university students, curriculum development, accreditation, service activities, supervising undergraduate research, and mentoring undergraduate teams in their professional activities (e.g. Formula SAE). A candidate for appointment, merit increase, or promotion in this series is judged by the following criteria:
• Teaching, of truly exceptional quality and so specialized in character that it cannot be done with equal effectiveness by Professor
• Professional achievement and activity; an appointee in the LSOE series is expected to maintain currency in the profession and pedagogy
• University and public service; Educational leadership beyond the campus and contributions to instruction-related activities
Preferred candidates will have demonstrated accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion, such as increasing the access and success of underrepresented students or faculty in engineering. Candidates should have a desire to participate in the School's diversity initiatives (http://www.jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/diversity/).  

Rank: Assistant Teaching Professor (also termed Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment). This appointment confers membership in the Academic Senate, and, contingent upon promotion, security of employment. A Ph.D. degree (or advancement to candidacy) is required in Engineering or related disciplines. For more details see https://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/_files/aps/docs/LSOE_FAQ.pdf.

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

Closing Date: Applications received by Friday, December 15, 2017 will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests, if applicable, a statement of research interests (optional), a statement describing past experience and/or plans to make future contributions in activities that promote diversity and inclusion. For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see http://facultydiversity.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html and http://soeadm.ucsd.edu/ppi/academic_personnel/diversity/docs/C2D_Expectations.pdf, and the names and contact information of four to five references.

You can apply for this position online at:
https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01593
Applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program website at http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/partneropp/. 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.

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JPF01441 Temporary Lecturer

The UC San Diego Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering is seeking one or more temporary lecturers to teach between one and three courses per quarter during the 2017/2018 academic year. We seek applicants in all content areas and are particularly interested in applicants with the expertise to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in controls, design, environmental, fluid mechanics, information storage, mechanics & materials, robotics, biomedical, biomaterial, medical devices, combustion, plasma and fusion, and renewables. Please see http://www.ucsd.edu/catalog/courses/MAE.html for a complete listing of the courses we offer.

The Jacobs School of Engineering and the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at UC San Diego is committed to building an excellent, diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student body (http://www.jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/diversity/). Candidates with experience with or willingness to engage in activities that contribute to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates must hold a master’s degree in Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering or a related field, and must have demonstrated evidence of effective teaching.

We encourage candidates to send applications as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, and candidates will be contacted as teaching needs arise. We expect to have ongoing needs throughout academic year 2017/2018.

Review of applications will begin June 25, 2017 and continue until positions are filled.

To apply, submit the following materials to https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01441

• A cover letter stating the term(s), course(s) and number of courses you are applying to teach.
• Curriculum vita
• A statement that describes prior teaching experience, provides evidence of effective teaching, and makes clear which courses the applicant is qualified to teach. Providing student evaluations in this statement, or as a separate submission is strongly encouraged.
• A separate statement describing your 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 http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp
• A list of at least 2 references who can speak about the applicant's teaching experience and/or content knowledge.

UCSD is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. (see http://diversity.ucsd.edu).