Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor FY 15 - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama


United States
(0809161)

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Detailed Job Description

Assistant Professor in the broad area of thermal/fluids sciences. Applicants should be in the area of experimental combustion, who will utilize existing extensive capabilities of the Engines and Combustion Lab and complement research of current faculty in experimental combustion. Support other research strengths of current faculty, e.g., industrial or building energy systems, are also of interest. Will teach undergraduate and graduate courses as well as mentor students.


The Mechanical Engineering Department at The University of Alabama has two tenure-track positions open at the rank of Assistant Professor in the broad area of thermal/fluids sciences. Applicants in the area of experimental combustion, who will utilize existing extensive capabilities of the Engines and Combustion Lab and complement research of current faculty in experimental combustion, are of particular interest in this search. Candidates in thermal/fluids areas that support other research strengths of current faculty, e.g., industrial or building energy systems, are also of interest.
An earned doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely‐related field is required, and successful candidates must have high potential for sustainable funded research in areas that complement strengths of existing faculty. The department has significant thrusts in energy and combustion/engines. The College of Engineering has recently moved into two new campus buildings that include extensive research laboratories with a preeminent automotive research and combustion engines facility.
The departmental has about 1,100 undergraduates and 65 graduate students in M.S. and Ph.D. programs. The present faculty size of 22 is expected to grow over the next several years through this search and other planned faculty searches. The University is committed to being a student‐centered research university; therefore, excellence in both undergraduate and graduate teaching will be expected.
The University of Alabama currently enrolls about 35,000 students and was founded in 1831, with the engineering program beginning in 1837. The University is located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, with a metropolitan population of over 150,000. The state of Alabama has a large industrial base with concentrations in primary metals, automotive, paper, and energy. In addition, the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and Redstone Arsenal are located in state.
Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2014 but will continue until the positions are filled. To apply, submit an application including a letter of application, a detailed CV, statements of research and teaching interests, and a list of at least 3 professional references to the “Mechanical Engineering” position on The University of Alabama job search website, https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Keith Woodbury, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Box 870276, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa AL 35487‐0276 or sent by email to keith.woodbury@ua.edu.
Please refer to the website http://ua.edu for more information on the university and department. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience level.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2014 but will continue until the positions are filled. To apply, submit an application including a letter of application, a detailed CV, statements of research and teaching interests, and a list of at least 3 professional references to the “Mechanical Engineering” position on The University of Alabama job search website, https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Keith Woodbury, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Box 870276, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa AL 35487‐0276 or sent by email to keith.woodbury@ua.edu.



Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

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  • MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
  • Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor FY 15
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  • Student Centered Research University
  • Fostering a diverse student body & workforce
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • thermal/fluids sciences
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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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