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Faculty Position in Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara



The Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a senior faculty position in the area of mechanics of materials. An appointment is possible in any subfield of mechanics of materials, including but not limited to continuum and solid mechanics, computational mechanics, micro- and nano- mechanics, biomechanics, multiscale mechanics, and surface/interface mechanics. Responsibilities include teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, recruitment and supervision of graduate students, and the development of an actively funded research program of the highest quality. A PhD or equivalent degree, a proven ability or the potential for outstanding teaching, and a demonstrated excellence in research are required. The successful candidate will have a strong record of collaborative, interdisciplinary research, or the clear potential to develop the relevant skills.
The position will be filled at the tenured rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Such a tenured appointment is only possible for a candidate with exceptional qualifications and record of achievement.
The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. Applications will be received until the position is filled, but the search committee plans to identify a shortlist of preferred candidates by April 30, 2008. Applicants should send a professional resume containing teaching and research accomplishments, and the names of up to six referees to:


Professor George Homsy, Chair

Department of Mechanical Engineering

University of California

Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5070


If preferred, applications may be submitted electronically to:



The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer 

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