Employment Opportunities

Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Mexico invites applications for a full-time position in the area of materials. The Assistant Professor hire will be a probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision. Responsibilities will include teaching in the areas of materials science and solid mechanics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, advising graduate students, and establishing a strong externally funded research program.

Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in mechanical engineering or a closely related field by the start date of the appointment. Candidates should have demonstrated expertise in the broad area of materials/solid mechanics, a strong commitment to teaching excellence, and a record of achievement in relevant areas of design, fabrication, characterization and applications of MEMS. Candidates with additional expertise in the general field of additive manufacturing are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Mechanical Engineering faculty members are active in a number of interdisciplinary research centers and groups, including the Center for Emerging Energy Technologies, the Center for Micro-Engineered Materials, the Center for High Technology Materials, and the Center of Biomedical Engineering. Faculty have access to the University's extensive computational resources and world-class experimental facilities to support interdisciplinary research. Through memoranda of agreement, faculty have access to research facilities at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is committed to excellence in both undergraduate and graduate education offering an ABET accredited BS, MS and PhD degree program. A team of 14 tenure-stream faculty, and several research faculty, support the activities of more than 600 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students. We support both a strong core of mechanical engineering and interdisciplinary education that include the manufacturing engineering and NanoScience and MicroSystems programs. For further information about the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Mexico, see me.unm.edu.

The University of New Mexico is the premier research university in the state of New Mexico. UNM is a Carnegie Very High Research Activity Institution and a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, with more than 27,000 students on the main and branch campuses with more than 3,100 students in the School of Engineering. In addition to the traditional areas of thermodynamics, heat transfer, materials science, engineering design, dynamic systems/controls, fluid mechanics, and computational mechanics, the Mechanical Engineering faculty and students are engaged in several thrust areas such as Nanotechnology, Energy, Space Systems Engineering, and Bioengineering. Funding agencies for the ME department included, NSF, NIH, DARPA, DTRA, DOE, NASA, local industry, LANL, AFRL, and SNL. The close proximity of AFRL-Phillips research site & SNL is an important catalyst for the department research. Mechanical Engineering faculty members direct or are associated with a number of UNM Research Centers including: Center for Advanced Research and Computing, Manufacturing Training and Technology Center, Center for High Technology Materials, Center for Micro-Engineered Materials, and the Institute for Space and Nuclear Power Studies.

Albuquerque is an ethnically diverse city and has been listed among the smartest U.S. cities and best places to relocate in America. The city has a rich culture and a location offering unparalleled opportunities for outdoor adventure. The University is located within one hour of Santa Fe, and within minutes of the Sandia and Manzano mountain ranges, which offer great opportunities for hiking, biking, rock climbing and skiing.

For best consideration, complete applications must be received by January 6, 2017. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Interested persons should apply on the web at: http://unmjobs.unm.edu, Posting 0836446.

A complete application consists of 1) a letter of interest/personal statement; 2) a comprehensive CV; 3) a research statement; 4) a teaching philosophy; and 5) the names and contact information (address, phone number and email address) of at least three professional references. All inquiries can be sent to: Professor Tariq Khraishi (khraishi@unm.edu), Mechanical Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.