Saturday, September 09, 2006

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Thursday, September 07, 2006

THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, Assistant/Associate Professor

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in CAD/CAM. The starting date will be July 1, 2007, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field and will be expected to register as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia. The Department has an Industrial Research Chair (IRC) in High Performance Virtual Machining supported by NSERC and Pratt & Whitney Canada. In addition to the regular faculty appointment, the successful candidate will be appointed as NSERC-Pratt & Whitney Canada Associate Industrial Research Chair for a five-year period following the successful renewal of the IRC. He/She will be expected to participate in virtual machining research. We are particularly interested in candidates who have strong practical engineering skills and experience, and who are keen to teach Engineering Design courses at the undergraduate level and CAD/CAM courses at the graduate level. Further information on the department is available at www.mech.ubc.ca, and information on the employment environment in the Faculty of Applied Science is available at www.apsc.ubc.ca/careers.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Applicants should submit a detailed resume, a statement (1-2 pages) of research and teaching interests, and names and addresses (fax/email included) of four referees to Professor Nimal Rajapakse, P.Eng., Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6T 1Z4. The deadline for receipt of applications is November 30, 2006. Please do not forward applications by email.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Tenure Track Faculty Position - Department of Mechanical Engineering - Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications from outstanding candidates for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Solid Mechanics starting from either Spring or Fall Semester in 2007.

The successful candidates is expected to teach undergraduate and postgraduate level courses in the area of solid mechanics, to supervise PhD-level graduate students, and to establish a strong research program in Solid Mechanics or related areas. Candidates should possess a doctoral degree in solid mechanics or related field, and demonstrate an excellent record of scholarship.

Salary is highly competitive. Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Initial appointment will be on a 3-year contract, renewable subject to mutual agreement and availability of funds. A gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of contract. Fringe benefits include medical/dental and annual leave; housing will also be provided where applicable.

Applications including a CV, a statement of research interests and teaching goals, copies of three key publications, and names and contact information of at least three referees should be sent to the Personnel Office, preferably via email (careers@ust.hk), HKUST, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong. Review of the applications will start in August 2006, and will continue until the position is filled. For details, please refer to https://www.ab.ust.hk/po/vac.html.

Friday, June 23, 2006

ENDOWED CHAIR AND TENURE-TRACK POSITIONS in IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
DEPARTMENT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING


ENDOWED CHAIR AND TENURE-TRACK POSITIONS: The Department of Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University invites applications for the Vance Coffman Endowed Chair, a tenured full professor position recently established through a gift from Lockheed Martin Corp., and a tenure-track position at the assistant or associate professor level. For both positions, an earned Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering or a closely related field is required. Candidates must have demonstrated research accomplishments and the potential for continuing excellence in both teaching and research and must meet the expectations/standards for each rank at ISU. Applicants with expertise from all areas of Aerospace Engineering are welcome though preference will be given to the areas of flight mechanics, space mission planning, aerospace control and guidance, and/or aerospace systems. Candidates for the endowed chair position must have a distinguished record of achievement as evidenced by internationally recognized leadership in their field of expertise. The successful applicants will participate in all aspects of the department’s mission, including teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, supervising student research, developing strong externally funded research programs, and teaching across departmental boundaries if needed.

The Aerospace Engineering Department currently has 25 faculty members with $9.8 million in annual research expenditures. The department is housed in a $31 million state-of-the-art teaching and research complex. ( See http://www.aere.iastate.edu/).

All applications must be submitted electronically. Qualified applicants should visit www.iastatejobs.com, complete the employment application, and attach 1) a current vitae, 2) a separate one-page statement on research plans and teaching interests, and 3) names of three references and their contact information. If you have questions regarding this vacancy, please email tomshih@iastate.edu. If you have questions regarding the application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or (515) 294-2936. Review of applications will begin May 15, 2006, and will continue until these two positions are filled.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Underrepresented minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at Duke University

Position Responsibilities : The successful candidate will be charged with the development of numerical methods for addressing transient interfacial mechanics within the context of coupled field phenomena. In particular, this project concerns the simulation of high-speed interaction between deformable solid materials and non-Newtonian fluids. The position is of a long-term nature and will involve participation in graduate student oversight as a senior member of the Duke Computational Mechanics Laboratory ( http://dcml.pratt.duke.edu/ ). Accordingly, applicants with a particular interest in high quality scholarship with an eye toward a future academic career are especially encouraged to apply. Funding for the positions is provided by the National Science Foundation and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

Qualifications : Applicants with knowledge and experience in the following areas are sought:

1. Ph. D. in mechanical engineering, or an engineering science discipline.

2. Strong knowledge of numerical methods and/or coupled field problems in nonlinear solid mechanics. Expertise in discontinuous Galerkin methods is welcome.

3. Programming in Fortran or C++.

Knowledge and/or familiarity with parallel computing environments will be viewed favorably.

Close Date : Applications accepted until position filled.

Candidates shoud apply by email to: Professor Tod Laursen (laursen@duke.edu) or Professor John Dolbow (jdolbow@duke.edu).

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Post-Doctoral Position in Theory

Post-Doctoral Position in Theory

We anticipate being able to support a postdoctoral position at RockwellScientific in modeling engineering and biological materials.
One component of the work will consist of numerical modeling of textile andlaminate composites, including simulations of the processing cycle by whichthe composites are manufactured as well as predictions of performance atroom and high temperatures. Materials of interest include polymer andceramic composites. The methods being used are novel and the work shouldresult in significant publishable results.
The second component of work, which depends on pending funding awards andis unlikely to be substantial before 2007, consists of modeling hardbiological tissues, including the process of their formation by livingcells and analysis of the roles of the resulting nano and micro-structureon their mechanical performance.
High levels of computational and analytical skills are sought. Theposition could also involve some experimental work.
For further information, please contact Brian Cox (bcox@rwsc.com).

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Tenure-track position in Biomaterials

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Ohio State University invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of biomaterials at the Assistant Professor level. Exceptional candidates may be considered for a higher-level appointment.

The qualifications for this position include a doctorate in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) or a related field, and a demonstrated record of professional scholarship. The candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous externally-funded research program, and teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the general area of MSE, and the specific area of biomaterials. A wide range of candidate research interests in biomaterials-related areas will be considered.

The evaluation of applications will begin immediately, and it will continue until the position is filled. A complete curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and list of at least three references should be sent by email to:

msesearch@matsceng.ohio-state.edu

or by mail to:

Prof. Nitin P. Padture
Chair, Biomaterials Faculty Search Committee
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
The Ohio State University
2041 N. College Road
Columbus, OH 43210, USA

The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified women, minorities, Vietnam-era Veterans, disabled veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Monday, May 01, 2006

University Lectureships in Engineering Materials, Micromechanics and Mechanics of Biological Materials - Cambridge University

Cambridge University
DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING

Mechanics, Materials and Design Division

Three University Lectureships in

Engineering Materials, Micromechanics and Mechanics of Biological Materials

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for three University Lectureships. They should have a proven record of scholarship in experimental and/or theoretical research involving Engineering Materials, Solid Mechanics, Mechanics of Biological Materials or Computational Mechanics.

The lecturers will be expected to contribute directly to the research and teaching of the Mechanics, Materials and Design Division of the Engineering Department. This Division enjoys an international reputation for high-quality, innovative research in materials design and characterisation, including novel micro-architectured materials, bulk high-temperature superconducting materials, and increasingly in biological materials. The posts will involve contributing to the teaching of the undergraduate course in Engineering, leading to the BA and MEng degrees.

The successful candidates will take up the appointments 1 October 2006 or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointment will be for 5 years in the first instance with the possibility of reappointment to the retiring age subject to satisfactory performance. The current pensionable scale of stipends is in the range of £25,565-£39,303 per annum.

Further particulars and an application form may be obtained from the Personnel Office, Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ, UK (tel +44 (0) 1223 332615, fax +44 (0) 1223 766364, email personnel-appointments@eng.cam.ac.uk) applications should be sent to this address no later than by Friday 9 June 2006 and include a completed form, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a one-page statement of research interests and future plans.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Norman Fleck (telephone +44 (0)1223 332650 or email mj@eng.cam.ac.uk).

The University is committed to equality of opportunity

Saturday, April 01, 2006

NSF searches for a Program Director for Diversity

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
4201 WILSON BOULEVARD
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA 22230

Dear Colleague:
The National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Engineering (ENG) announces a nationwide search for a Program Director for Diversity. The closing date is April 28, 2006. This position is being offered on an Intergovernmental Personnel Act appointment (see below).

The Program Director for Diversity provides leadership and direction in the area of broadening participation and workforce development within the engineering community. The ENG Directorate supports research in the following major program areas: Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems; Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation; Electrical and Communications and Cyber Systems; Engineering Education and Centers; and Industrial Innovation.

The Program Director for Diversity would serve as a principal member of the ENG leadership team, responsible for envisioning and enacting ways of accomplishing NSF’s strategic goals as they relate to increasing participation of underrepresented groups in the engineering community. The incumbent also serves as coordinator and leader of Directorate-wide activities focused on increasing representation within the Directorate, and on expanding and creating new outreach opportunities.

In addition to managing the Diversity Program, the Program Director will have significant opportunities to manage research programs and program activities specific to the individual’s area of discipline.

Qualification requirements include a Ph.D. or equivalent professional experience in an engineering discipline, plus six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or substantial managerial experience in academe, industry, or government. Also desirable is knowledge of the general scientific community, skill in written communication and preparation of technical reports, an ability to communicate orally, and several years of successful independent research. All appointees are expected to function effectively both within specific programs, as well as in a team mode, contributing to and coordinating with organizations in the Directorate, across the Foundation, and with other Federal and State government agencies and private-sector organizations. Periodic assignments to leadership of interdivisional, interdirectorate, and interagency initiatives may be made.

Individuals eligible for an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment with a Federal agency include employees of State and local government agencies or institutions of higher education, Indian tribal governments, and other eligible organizations in instances where such assignments would be of mutual benefit to the organizations involved. Initial assignments under IPA provisions may be made for a period of up to two years, with a possible extension for up to an additional two-year period. The individual remains an employee of the home institution and NSF provides funding toward the assignee’s salary and benefits. Initial IPA assignments are made for a one-year period and may be extended by mutual agreement.
For additional information regarding IPA assignments visit our website at <http://www.nsf.gov/about/career_opps/rotators/ipa.jsp>

General inquiries should be directed to:
Richard Fragaszy Chair, Diversity Search Committee 703-292-8360

Applications should be submitted to: National Science Foundation email: eds-@nsf.gov <mailto:eds-@nsf.gov>, or mail to:
National Science Foundation Directorate for Engineering C/O Richard Fragaszy 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 454S Arlington, Virginia 22230

NSF IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO EMPLOYING A HIGHLY QUALIFIED STAFF THAT REFLECTS THE DIVERSITY OF OUR NATION

Monday, March 20, 2006

Faculty Openings Aeronautics & Astronautics Purdue University

The Purdue University School of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AAE) seeks outstanding individuals with a Ph.D. and a strong background relevant to aerospace engineering. Currently, AAE faculty members conduct research and teaching in the broad disciplines of Aerodynamics, Design, Dynamics and Control, Propulsion, and Structures and Materials. Candidates with interests in any of these areas, as they relate to one or more of the interdisciplinary signature areas of the Purdue College of Engineering (https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/Cluster) are encouraged to apply. Details about the School, its current faculty, and research may be found at the Purdue AAE website(https://engineering.purdue.edu/AAE).

Candidates should have a distinguished academic record, exceptional potential for world-class research, and a commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education. Tenure-track positions are available at all ranks. Applications from women and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. For consideration, please submit a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interest, statement of research interests, and the names and addresses of three references to the College of Engineering Signature Area website (https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/Cluster/Applications), indicating interest in AAE.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Career Opportunity available at the National Science Foundation for EEC Division Director

The Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation just released an announcement for a senior executive to lead the Engineering Education and Centers (EEC) Division. The two-year assignment could be as an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA), or "rotator", appointee. You, or one of your colleagues, may find this opportunity of interest. Applications from qualified women, minorities and the disabled are of particular interest.

This is an excellent opportunity for a senior faculty member to contribute significantly of the future of engineering education in the US, and to determine the direction of the 3rd Generation Engineering Research Centers. The EEC Division Director serves as a member of the Engineering Directorate's leadership team and as the Foundation's primary spokesperson in the area of engineering education. He/she also provides leadership and direction to the division responsible for funding research and education that supports interdisciplinary teams for faculty and students to produce the next-generation advances in knowledge and technology and new generations of engineers capable of leading innovation.

Additional detail about the position can be obtained at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2006/s20060044/s20060044ipa.txt or by contacting Dr. Adnan Akay, Chair of the EEC Division Director Search Committee, at aakay@nsf.gov. The closing deadline for receipt of applications is March 15, 2006.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Thermomechanical Reliability Packaging Engineer, Texas Instruments

Job Title: THERMOMECHANICAL REL PKG ENGR
Location: Dallas, TX
Reference: 025865

Job Duties: Thermomechanical Reliability Packaging Engineer

Location: Greater Dallas Area, Texas
Group: SiTD
Degree Requirements: Master's or PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science

As a member of our organization, you'll work with an excellent group of talented, highly motivated people and will interface with many business groups-from wafer fab development groups, to die designers, product development groups, and TI customers.

Ours is an environment where innovation is encouraged. We're always looking for creative answers to difficult questions. This role provides excellent freedom for advancement, as well as for personally broadening one's interests.

In this role, you'll supply stress analysis for new package development projects to support existing modeling for microprocessor packages. You?ll work with the materials characterization branch to ensure proper interpretation of data and materials test development and support root cause FA efforts. This supports on-time, first pass package qualification of analog silicon nodes. You'll also work with universities to develop analysis capabilities and with software vendors to drive new tools and bug fixes.

Knowledge of wafer fab processes is helpful. Computational mechanics (FEA) experience and a strong materials background with emphasis on fatigue theory are required. The demonstrated ability to draw conclusions from data and write concise reports is a must. Statistical analysis expertise is needed, along with an understanding of IC packaging.

Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively across functional boundaries to gather information needed to understand the problem and perform the modeling is a must.

The opening is immediate until it is filled.
Don't let this outstanding opportunity pass you by!

Zhao, Jeff
Texas Instruments, MS 940
13536 North Central Expressway
Dallas, Texas 75243
Phone: 972-995-8851, Fax: 972-995-2658

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

SUNY at Buffalo - Computational Mechanics Faculty Position

The Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering (CSEE) at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, seeks applicants for tenure-track faculty positions in computational mechanics. Position is open at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level and commences August 2006. At the time of appointment, candidates must have an earned doctorate in Civil Engineering or a related field. Specific duties include the development of a nationally recognized externally funded research program, graduate and undergraduate teaching and advisement, and service activities. Candidates will have the opportunity and be encouraged to develop research partnerships with nationally recognized centers on campus including the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research, the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, and the Center for Computational Research. Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of application, a comprehensive current vita, and a summary of teaching and research interests. Candidates at the Assistant Professor rank are asked to supply three references at the time of application. All materials should be sent electronically to Professor A. Scott Weber, Chair (sweber@buffalo.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately. The State University of New York, Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer/Recruiter. The University at Buffalo strongly encourages women and ethnic minorities to apply and to so identify themselves.

Computational Mechanics: Candidates with expertise in all sub-disciplines of Computational Mechanics and Structural Engineering are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in candidates with strong backgrounds in theoretical and computational methods in one or more of the following areas: structural and fluid mechanics, fluid-structure interaction, multi-physics computational methods, nano-to-macro length scale modeling (e.g., modeling of nano-bio materials, multifunctional composites, smart materials and structures), sensing and monitoring, computational stochastic dynamics and damage mechanics. Synergies with one or more of the following is desirable: the extreme natural- and man-made-hazard focus of the Department, smart structures, structural health monitoring, nano mechanics, probabilistic mechanics, earthquake, fire, wind and blast engineering, and water-resources engineering.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Postdoctoral Research Associate, The University of Manchester, Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences

A two year post-doctoral position is available to undertake a research programme on Multi-scale approaches: Residual Stress. The post is funded by Rolls Royce and incorporates close links with industry.

Research will be conducted into characterising the residual stresses that are generated as a result of fusion welding of austenitic and ferritic materials for nuclear applications. This data will be used to rationalise the way in which the residual stresses develop during these welding processes and identify methods by which these stresses may be managed, modified or reduced to help ensure the structural integrity of the welded components. This research will utilise a wide range of experimental techniques for the characterisation of residual stresses including: the contour method, X-ray diffraction, neutron diffraction, hole drilling and magnetic methods.

Applications are welcomed from individuals with backgrounds in materials science, mechanical engineering and (or) physics with an interest in experimental and modeling approaches and a higher degree of relevance to understanding engineering materials behaviour. It would be desirable for candidates for this project to have experience of residual stress measurement techniques.

This position will be commencing in October 2006

Salary:
Circa £24,000 p.a.

Informal enquiries:
Mrs Gail Scanlon
Email: g.scanlon@manchester.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)161 306 4842

For further information on the University see www.manchester.ac.uk/

Postdoctoral Research Associate, The University of Manchester, Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences

A three year post-doctoral position is available to undertake a research programme on Intergranular Stress Corrosion Cracking of Bi-Crystals. The post is funded by Serco Assurance and incorporates close links with industry.
Environmentally Assisted Cracking (EAC) has the potential to seriously impact the availability of nuclear plant. In order to prevent and manage EAC, an understanding of its mechanisms and causes are required so that these can be controlled to minimise EAC initiation and growth, and so that robust predictions of future performance can be made. Recent microstructural observations, on cold worked and sensitised stainless steels indicate that crack propagation may occur by localised internal oxidation rather than by anodic slip dissolution. In this case, it would be expected that the local grain boundary character (chemistry and structure) would have a significant influence on the propensity for IGSCC due to influences on the solid-state diffusion rates of key species and local plasticity during internal oxidation and fracture. The fundamental studies to be undertaken in this project are critical for the characterisation and understanding of these influences on IGSCC and could not be achieved any other way. The aim of the work is to provide an improved mechanistic basis, alongside critical fundamental experimental data, for a predictive capability for IGSCC of stainless steels under conditions relevant to nuclear plant

Salary: Circa £24,000 p.a.

Informal enquiries: Mrs Gail Scanlon Email: g.scanlon@manchester.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)161 306 4842
The following are available in pdf format: Further particulars - ref EPS/014/06 Application form (also in RTF format)
For further information on the University see www.manchester.ac.uk/

Monday, January 30, 2006

Faculty Position, Georgia Institute of Technology, Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering is considering applicants for tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate and Full Professor levels. Applications will be entertained in any of the following of the School's research areas: Acoustics and Dynamics (especially experimental), Automation and Mechatronics (especially fluid power and motion control), Bioengineering (especially biomechanics and cardiovascular biomechanics), Computer-Aided Engineering (especially information technology as relates to mechanical engineering), Design, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer and Energy Systems, Manufacturing, Mechanics of Materials, Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, and Tribology. A Ph.D., or equivalent qualification, is required. Those applying for Associate and Full Professor positions should have established records in research, including publications and research funding. Industrial experience is desirable, but not required. The positions will require a balance of undergraduate teaching, graduate teaching, and research.
Please send résumé and names of references to Dr. Ward O. Winer, Chair, Georgia Institute of Technology, Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, 801 Ferst Dr., N.W., Atlanta, GA 30332-0405 or woodruff.school.faculty.recruiting@me.gatech.edu

Tenure-track faculty positions in Department of Mechanical Engineering at Duke University

The Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University is currently undergoing a period of significant growth in human and physical resources driven by a highly successful Capital Campaign and a transforming endowment to name the Engineering school.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions. A tenure-track appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level is anticipated, but appointments at the Full Professor level with tenure are available for exceptional applicants. Applications are invited from candidates with research interests in one of the following areas: nano-mechanics, autonomous vehicles and robotic systems, and energy technology including traditional and alternative energy sources. Applications will also be accepted for allied mechanical engineering disciplines such as vehicle dynamics, nonlinear dynamics and control, MEMS devices, sensor technology, small and micro-scale propulsion systems, thermal sciences, aerodynamics and aeroelasticity.
Successful candidates are expected to establish a vibrant research program, obtain competitive external research funding, and participate actively in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their research interests and qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three references. Please submit your application to mems-search@mems.duke.edu as a PDF (preferred) or Word file attached to your email.
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Post-doc position in fracture mechanics @ Dept. of Civil Eng., Aalborg Univ., Denmark

At the Department of Civil Engineering, Aalborg University, Denmark, a postdoctoral scholarship is available under the research programme ‘Efficient Conversion of Renewable Energy using Solid Oxide Cells’. The research programme is sponsored by the Danish Research Council and is a joint effort between five Danish Universities and Risø National Laboratory. The goals of the project are to develop theoretical models and to carry out experimental investigations of fracture phenomena in thin multilayers. Solid oxide cells are built in stacks from a number of metal or ceramic layers including corrosion and reaction layers developing during service. Mechanical stability of these layers in service and during thermal cycling is required in order to manufacture cells of high reliability. The project shall lead to an enhanced understanding of the fracture mechanics involved for cracks propagating in layered materials including interface cracking. The project will include experimental studies of the development of corrosive layers and fracture under stack-relevant conditions and suitable theoretical modelling of the phenomena. The models may be based on linear elastic fracture mechanics or cohesive zone modelling dependent on interface morphology including roughness, plastic zone sizes, etc. It may also be relevant to include effects of stress relaxation caused by creep. The position will be available from March 1, 2006 or as soon as possible after this date. The scholarship is for one year, but with the possibility of extension for up to one more year. Applicants must hold a PhD degree or equivalent in Mechanical or Structural Engineering and must provide documentation for a relevant background in continuum mechanics and fracture mechanics. Applications should be sent to Professor, dr.techn. Henrik Myhre Jensen, Department of Civil Engineering, Aalborg University, Sohngaardsholmsvej 57, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark by February 17, 2006 (hmj@bt.aau.dk). All material to be assessed must be enclosed and the preferred date of employment should be given. More information on Risø’s fuel cell programme can be found at www.sofc.dk

Friday, January 13, 2006

Tenure-track positions at Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

The Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions in various areas of mechanical engineering including design and manufacturing, dynamics, systems and controls, materials and solid mechanics and thermal/fluid sciences. Candidates with research interests in automotive engineering, biotechnology, eco/sustainable systems, energy-systems, manufacturing, and micro/nano systems are particularly encouraged to apply.
Applicants should have an earned Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or related fields, a demonstrated record for conducting independent research, and the potential for leadership and impact in teaching and research. Appointments at all levels will be considered. For best consideration, candidates should apply by February 28, 2006, but the positions will remain open until filled.
The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All applicants should submit three copies of a detailed resume, a statement of research and teaching interests, and the name and address of at least five references to:
Professor Jeffrey SteinChair, Faculty Search CommitteeDepartment of Mechanical EngineeringThe University of Michigan2350 Hayward Street2250 G.G. Brown BuildingAnn Arbor, MI 48109-2125
Alternatively, applications can be submitted electronically by sending an e-mail with a PDF attachment to: ME_faculty_search_app@umich.edu.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR --- COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS/MECHANICS @ UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wyoming invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. We seek an individual with a strong academic record in the area of computational materials/mechanics with expertise in molecular dynamics and atomistic simulations.
The successful applicant will be expected to establish a strong, funded research program, as well as teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She/He will be expected to participate in interdisciplinary research efforts both within and outside the College of Engineering. It will be a part of a growing community of computational scientists on campus. Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate in mechanical engineering, materials science/engineering, or a closely related field.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering (http://wwweng.uwyo.edu/mechanical/) has 11 faculty members and 2 academic professionals, with a student population numbering around 260. It offers an exceptional educational experience while it continues to strengthen its research productivity. EIT examination success rates consistently exceed the national average while research expenditures have reached $100K per faculty.
The University of Wyoming is a Carnegie Foundation Research/Doctoral Extensive University. As the only public four-year institution of higher learning in Wyoming, it enjoys a distinctive leadership role in the state and region. The main campus is in Laramie, a city of 27,000 people perched in a scenic valley between the Laramie and Medicine Bow Ranges of the Rocky Mountains. A variety of cultural, sporting, and outdoor activities is available. More information about the University can be found at: http://www.uwyo.edu/.
Interested applicants are requested to send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a narrative describing their teaching and research plans, as well as contact information of three professional references to:
Prof. Demitris Kouris Phone: 307-766-2122
Dept. 3295, 1000 E. University Avenue
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY 82071

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2005 and will continue until the position is filled. Submissions via e-mail will also be considered.

Persons seeking admission, employment or access to programs of the University of Wyoming shall be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or political belief. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

California Institute of Technology - Tenure Track Faculty Position in Solid Mechanics

The Division of Engineering and Applied Science at the California Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Solid Mechanics. Strong preference will be given to applicants who are experimentalists with demonstrated excellence in research and the potential for high quality teaching and mentoring. Research areas of particular interest include but are not restricted to biomechanics, micro/nano mechanics, space materials and structures.

The initial appointment at the assistant-professor level is for four years and is contingent upon the completion of Ph.D. Exceptionally well-qualified applicants may also be considered at the associate or full professor level.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled, though those received before February 28, 2006 are preferred.

Candidates are required to submit online a current CV, research and
teaching statements, copies of up to three key publications, and as well as a list of three to five references.

Please see this link for details.

Caltech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women,
minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.

UIUC - tenure-track Assistant Professors in all areas of mechanical science and engineering

Applications are sought for appointments of full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professors, with research interests in all areas of mechanical science and engineering. Senior-level appointments will be considered for persons of outstanding achievement. Successful candidates are expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels; establish and maintain an active, independent research program; and serve the mechanical engineering professions.

A doctoral degree is required, and salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. All applications received by January 20, 2006 will receive full consideration. Interviews may take place before the closing date; however, no decisions will be made until after that time. Proposed starting dates are August 2006 or January 2007.

Applicants are encouraged to electronically submit a curriculum vitae and contact information for four professional references via the Departmental website or by e-mail. Alternately, application material may be sent to
Chair, Faculty Search Committee
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1206 West Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801 USA.

Washington University in St. Louis - a faculty position in computational solid mechanics

Applications are invited for a faculty position in computational solid mechanics in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. The level of appointment and tenure status will be consistent with the professional experience and qualifications of the appointee. Aside from computational and mechanics expertise, the applicant should have demonstrated expertise in at least one modern application area, including but not limited to: cellular and molecular biomaterials; polymeric and colloidal materials; micro- or nano-mechanics; phase transformations and microstructural evolution. Applicants must have the ability to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and to establish and maintain an active and significant externally-funded research program. Applications should include a current curriculum vitae, the names, mailing, and e-mail addresses of at least three referees, and brief statements of research and teaching interests and objectives. Applications received by January 31, 2006 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until an appointment has been made.

Applications should be addressed to:

Eliot Fried
Computational Solid Mechanics Faculty Search Committee
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Stanford University - Broad Search in Multi-Physics Modeling in Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering recognizes the need to model complex mechanical, physical and/or biological systems with functionalities dependent on interactions among chemical, mechanical and/or electronic phenomena. These systems are often characterized by wide ranges in time and length scales which requires the development of technologies to describe and model, using numerical and mathematical techniques, the coupling between those scales with the goal of designing and/or optimizing new engineering devices.

Accordingly, the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the junior level (Assistant or untenured Associate Professor). We are seeking applicants in the broad area of theoretical and computational multi-physics modeling, with an emphasis on multi-disciplinary research. The candidate is expected to perform research and teaching in the areas of analytical and computational modeling with a focus on multi-physics phenomena in fluid and/or solid mechanics. Ideally, the candidate would combine novel modeling approaches with experimental investigations. Candidates should have a substantial breadth of expertise, combined with a strong background in applied mathematics and quantum, statistical and/or continuum mechanics. Higher priority will be given to the overall originality and promise of the candidate’s work rather than the candidate’s sub-area of specialization within Mechanical Engineering.

Application areas include, but are not limited to: biomechanics, bio-transport phenomena, microfluidics, turbulence modeling, atomic or Brownian dynamic simulations, energy technology, nanoscale phenomena and devices, biopolymers and polymer-based materials, and structures and composites.

Applicants must hold a doctorate in an appropriate field and be able to demonstrate an ability to carry out outstanding research and have a strong record of, or promise for, exceptional teaching. The appointment will be at a rank commensurate with the applicant’s experience.

Applicants are requested to send a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of interests including their vision for their research area and teaching (~ 5 pages), copies of one or two publications, and complete contact information for at least five references, to the following address:

Professor Peter M. Pinsky
Chair, Multi-Physics Modeling Search Committee
Department of Mechanical Engineering
261 Durand Building – 496 Lomita Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-4040

Applications will be reviewed starting January 1, 2006, and applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by that date; however, applications will continue to be accepted until May 1, 2006. . Stanford University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Johns Hopkins University - Tenure-track faculty position

Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in the general area of mechanics of materials. Modeling and simulations that address the interfaces between atomic and continuum length scales are of particular interest, but all outstanding candidates will be considered. Scientific issues addressed at small scales may involve applications to nanotechnology and biology.

The research environment includes strong groups in experimental mechanics and materials behavior at small scales. Opportunities for interactions across the University include the NSF MRSEC on Nanostructured Materials, the Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Institute, and the NSF ERC for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology. Preference will be given to applicants at the assistant professor level, but exceptionally qualified candidates at all ranks will be considered.

The successful candidate must have a doctorate, and is expected to establish a strong, independent, internationally recognized research program as well as contribute fully to both undergraduate and graduate instruction. All applications should be submitted electronically (before January 6, 2006) as a single PDF document to: me-search@jhu.edu. Electronic applications should include a cover letter describing the principal expertise of the applicant, a statement of teaching and research interests and experiences, a complete resume, and the names of at least three references.

The Department is committed to building a diverse environment; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Johns Hopkins University is an EEO/AA Employer.

Harvard University - Applied mathematics lectureships

The Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences (DEAS) at Harvard University expects to appoint two Lecturers in Applied Mathematics for 2006-2007. These will be annual appointments, renewable for up to two years combining teaching and research.

We are particularly interested in candidates who have a commitment to and demonstrable excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses.

Applicants whose research interests complement those of the current faculty in Applied Mathematics will be most competitive for these positions. For more see this link

The application deadline is December 31 2005. Applications including a CV, a list of publications, a statement describing current and planned research, a statement outlining teaching experience, and at least three letters of recommendation should be sent to:

Applied Mathematics Lectureship Committee
c/o Marina McLaughli
Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences
29 Oxford Street
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138

Email: marina@deas.harvard.edu.

Harvard is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women and members of minority groups.

Massacusetts Institute of technology - Four Tenure Track Faculty Positions

The Department of Mechanical Engineering seeks to hire four tenure-track faculty members. We welcome applicants from all areas of Mechanical Engineering; areas of particular interest include Design, Energy, Robotics, Mechanics of Solid Materials and Ocean Science & Engineering. Please visit this link for additional details.

The appointment will likely be at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor without tenure. Under exceptional circumstances, an appointment at a higher rank may be possible.

Applicants should send a curriculum vita, a research statement, a teaching statement, copies of not more than two publications, and complete contact information for at least four references, to the following address:

Chair Faculty Search Committee
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Room 3-173
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139-4307
email: me-fac-applications@mit.edu

MIT is an equal-opportunity/affirmative-action employer. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Applications received by December 31, 2005 will receive full consideration.