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Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University Faculty Positions

The Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) at Virginia Tech seeks applications for two tenured or tenure-track faculty colleagues. The ideal candidates are expected to interface mechanics with the domain of biology (cellular mechanics, soft tissue biomechanics, macro-molecular biology, biodynamics, biofluids); the domains of nanotechnology or nanobiotechnology (mechanics of self-assembly, nanocomposites, functional nanodevices, biological and biomedical applications); or the domain of energy, with an emphasis on nanoscale and microscale problems or biological principles (fuel cells, renewable energy, energy conversion, clean energy, energy storage). However, intellectual depth is more important than the specific area of specialization, since ESM faculty members are expected to have a broad scholarly interest in engineering with a special emphasis on the fundamental mechanics.

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Junior Faculty Position Opening at Princeton University

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY. Assistant Professorship. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University has initiated a search seeking to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in any of the following areas: materials, mechanics of solids, and structural engineering. For information about our current research activities, see our webpage, The Department seeks outstanding candidates with clear potential for innovation and leadership in research and teaching. The Department is interested in candidates with the capacity to establish interdisciplinary collaborations with other schools and departments at Princeton. We particularly seek to build on our strong historical ties to our School of Architecture and to the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM), and to develop links with broader initiatives dealing with sustainability of the built and natural environment.

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Looking for a job in academia?

Finding an academic job is like finding a perfect match. Universities advertise openings, you choose a list of places to apply. Nowadays an opening can easily attract hundreds of applicants, of which several are invited for on-campus interview. When the whole process is over, there might be a perfect match between you and a department (Congratulations!), while sometimes there is not.

Modeling elastomers at Medinstill

I am a senior research engineer at Medical Instill Technologies, New Milford, CT. Our company is currently focused on designing and manufacturing innovative dispensing systems for pharmaceutical and nutritional products, and also their filling systems. You may visit our website ( for more information.

We are currently exploring elastomer-based dispensing systems for fluids of different viscosities. In relation to this project, we are interested in hiring somebody with a doctoral level education and who has exposure to modeling elastomers, particularly elastomer solid mechanics, adhesion between elastomers, and flow of fluids over elastomers.

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University of Michigan, tenure-track faculty positions

 University of Michigan, tenure-track faculty positions

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, 2007, but the positions will remain open until filled.

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Associate or Assistant Professor -- Experimental Mechanics of Materials

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wyoming invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position. Applicants are sought at the Associate or Assistant Professor level with expertise in experimental mechanics and particularly in emerging areas of science and technology. Such areas include but are not limited to the study of biomaterials, tissue engineering, nanomechanics of engineering materials, as well as thin films and multilayers, fracture, fatigue and damage.

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. Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate in mechanical engineering, materials science/engineering, or a closely related field.

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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, and information on the employment environment in the Faculty of Applied Science is available at

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.

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Lectureships at Cambridge University

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

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 The University is committed to equality of opportunity

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