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Assistant Tenure-Track Professor of Solid Mechanics, Materials Science, and/or Manufacturing

Durham, New Hampshire 03824
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.


The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire and the region can be found here: https://www.unh.edu/hr/diversity-resource-guide


Summary of Position

The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor in solid mechanics, materials science, and/or manufacturing with a starting date of January 6, 2022.


The Department is particularly interested in creative scholars who can make fundamental contributions in one or more of the following focus areas: additive manufacturing; materials processing; precision machining; nonlinear behavior and instability of materials; composites; architectured and meta-materials; soft materials; biomaterials and biomechanics; industrial artificial intelligence; automation and robotics; and multiscale mechanics.


The successful candidate will build on current strengths in the Department in these areas, have access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, and opportunities to engage in interdisciplinary collaborations across campus, e.g., the NSF EPSCoR funded NH Center for Multiscale Modeling and Manufacturing of Biomaterials (NH BioMade); UNH John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center; Integrated Applied Mathematics Program; and/or the Materials Science Program.


Additional Job Information

The applicants should be prepared to provide the following at the time of application:

  • Cover letter
  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • Documents stating specific teaching interests and research plans (two-page maximum each)
  • The names and contact information of three references
  • In addition, a statement that demonstrates an ability to work with faculty, staff, and students as well as community groups of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, disability and ethnic backgrounds is required (two-page maximum).


The target date for applications is May 1, 2021, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin immediately.


Questions should be addressed to: Christopher White, Professor and Chair, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 03824, chris.white@unh.edu.


Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

Minimum qualifications for the position include a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field and evidence of ability to (1) establish and maintain a productive level of scholarly work; (2) excel as a teacher at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; (3) successfully mentor undergraduate and graduate research students; (4) participate in Department, College and University service activities.


To view description and apply, visit https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/39503 


Special Requirements


A background check will be required as a condition of employment.


The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status, genetic information, and political orientation. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.


Posted: 2021-04-06 Expires: 2021-05-07

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