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Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Systems and Controls

University of New Hampshire

Job Description

Operating Title

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Systems and Controls

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UNH CEPS Mechanical Engineering

Summary of Position

The Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in dynamic systems and control at the rank of assistant professor, with a starting date of August 21, 2023.

The ME Department at UNH seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The Department is particularly interested in creative scholars who can make fundamental contributions to the investigation of dynamic systems control. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: applications to autonomous marine, ground and/or aero/astro robotics (mechatronics, distributed robotics, decentralized multi-agent systems, etc.); control theory development, (e.g., for PDE control, flow control, data-driven control); biological and chemical sensing development for aquaculture systems; energy applications (e.g., marine energy conversion, power networks); manufacturing applications (smart manufacturing, factory automation, industrial robotics, and subtractive and/or additive manufacturing), smart city; health care; and emerging methods in AI for perception, estimation and control of dynamic systems.

The successful candidate will build on current strengths in the department and will have opportunities to engage in interdisciplinary collaborations across campus. Possible affiliations include the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering, Integrated Applied Mathematics Program, the NSF EPSCoR-funded NH Center for Multiscale Modeling and Manufacturing of Biomaterials (NH BioMade), the UNH John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center, Center for Sustainable Seafood Systems, the Atlantic Marine Renewable Energy Consortium, and the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space.

Additional Job Information

The successful candidate is expected to (1) establish and maintain a
productive level of high-quality scholarly work; (2) excel as a teacher at both
the undergraduate and graduate levels; (3) successfully mentor graduate
research students; and (4) participate in Department, College and University
service activities.

Applicants are required to submit the following:
- a letter of interest
- a full curriculum vitae
- a statement of teaching
- a statement of research
- a statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion
- names and contact information of at least three references.

The target date for applications is December 15, 2022, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. Consideration 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.

UNH is a federal contractor within the meaning of the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This position may require that you be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the future, unless you apply for and receive a religious or medical exemption. You may not test out of this requirement.

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Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline with professional and/or academic experience and accomplishments, a demonstrated record of exceptional research and teaching, and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse communities. More information on our department can be found at https://ceps.unh.edu/mechanical-engineering.

Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

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Special Requirements

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

EEO Statement

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, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.

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Institution Information

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

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