Tenure Track Faculty in Fluid & Thermal Sciences

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The Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Fluid and Thermal Sciences, with emphasis on identifying individuals with expertise in the application of computation and data science to research in these areas.  Successful applicants must have an established record of excellence in research, and be qualified to teach core mechanical engineering courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The successful applicant will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program, publish in peer-reviewed journals, mentor graduate students, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate in department and University service. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service has prepared them to contribute to our core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The current search is focused primarily at the Assistant Professor level, but appointment at more senior levels will be considered for distinguished candidates.

Computational and data-driven approaches in engineering research have been identified as key areas of interest within the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University. The School is experiencing tremendous growth with the recent opening of Jubel Hall (Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science) and McKelvey Hall (Computer Science and Engineering) and a projected 20% increase in faculty numbers over the next five years. The successful candidate is expected to leverage existing strengths at Washington University and contribute to multi-disciplinary research efforts. The McKelvey School of Engineering provides a wide range of networking, mentoring, and development opportunities for all faculty.

Washington University is a private university with 7,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students. It is nationally known for the exceptional quality of its student body and accessible campus bordering one of the nation’s largest urban parks. St. Louis is consistently rated a Forbes most affordable city with vibrant biotechnology, music, food, art, and sports scenes. Washington University provides comprehensive and competitive benefits for all faculty and their families.

Applicants should apply at http://apply.interfolio.com/96134. Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans (not to exceed 3 pages), a statement of teaching interests and philosophy (not to exceed 1 page), and three letters of reference. Evaluation of the applications will begin by December 1, 2021.

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and is particularly interested in considering applications from members of groups underrepresented in science and engineering.