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Associate or Assistant Professor -- Experimental Mechanics of Materials

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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.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has 11 faculty members and 2 academic professionals, with a student population numbering around 310. It offers an exceptional educational experience while it continues to strengthen its research productivity.

As the only public four-year institution of higher learning in Wyoming, the University of Wyoming 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.

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 at least 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, 2006 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.

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