Assistant Professor Mechanical Engineering (R97461)
University of Arkansas Little Rock - Little Rock, AR

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The Systems Engineering Department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) invites applications for a nine month tenure-track faculty position (R97461) at the level of assistant professor beginning in Fall 2013. For more information about the programs offered and resources available, visit http://ualr.edu/systemsengineering/ as well as http://ualr.edu/about/ .

The faculty position requires a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, preferably from an ABET accredited school, and a doctorate in mechanical engineering or a closely related field (ABD may be considered, though degree requirements must completed before employment commences). The candidate must be qualified to teach a variety of undergraduate mechanical engineering courses, specifically fluid mechanics and thermodynamics, and graduate courses in the candidate’s research area. The candidate's cover letter should clearly indicate what courses s/he is qualified to teach. Candidates who can develop an externally funded research program in an area that complements Arkansas’s developing infrastructure in energy or biomedical applications and postdoctoral training and/or teaching experience will be given preference. Possible fits include aerodynamics applied to fluid/structure interactions in wind turbines, flow problems in fuel cells, micro/bio/nano-fluidics applied to capillary flow or drug delivery, and multi-phase flow applied to hydraulic fracturing. Successful candidates should have some experimental or computational expertise.

UALR offers competitive salaries and a professional environment. Review of applications will begin immediately. Additional information about this position and application requirements are available under the Jobs link on the Human Resources’ website at http://ualr.edu/humanresources/ .

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal and financial history background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

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