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University of California, Santa Barbara - Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions in Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the level of Assistant Professor.  

The Department is looking for exceptional individuals in all areas of mechanical engineering, with particular emphasis on i) soft robotics, including soft body design and mechanics, sensing and actuation, and ii) micro/nano science and technology, including micro/nano additive manufacturing, micro/nano robotics, and micro/nano energy sensing and heat transfer. 

Responsibilities include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, recruitment and supervision of graduate students, and the development of an actively funded research program of the highest quality. Qualifications include a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field, a demonstrated record of excellence in research, and proven ability as, or potential to develop into, an outstanding teacher. Successful candidates will have a strong record of collaborative, interdisciplinary research, and will be able to leverage synergies within the Department and College of Engineering. 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 must be submitted electronically, and requirements include a CV, statement of research, and statement of teaching. Applicants will also need to arrange for 3-5 references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via the recruitment website. Applications received by January 4, 2016 will be given priority consideration, but the positions will remain open until filled. 

For further details about the positions and to apply, visit

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law


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