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Faculty Opportunity in Thermal Sciences/Energy Technology, Duke University

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Faculty Opportunity in Thermal Sciences/Energy Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Duke University invites applications for a faculty position in the area of thermal sciences and energy technology. The position is available at any rank, and tenured appointment at the Full or Associate Professor level is anticipated for exceptional applicants. Although applications are welcomed in all areas of mechanical engineering and materials science, the focus of this search is on a researcher who will quickly assume a leadership role in thermal sciences. In making this hire, we seek to reinforce existing strengths in the areas of heat transfer, thermodynamics, constructal theory, and energy engineering.

Additionally, the Pratt School of Engineering has evolving initiatives in optimization and uncertainty, as well as materials science, so applicants featuring these concepts prominently in their energy science work will receive consideration in our search process. The ability to initiate and participate in collaborative and cross-disciplinary scholarship, both within MEMS and across departmental and school lines, is key to success at Duke. Successful faculty 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; candidates for Associate and Full level appointments must have already demonstrated considerable evidence of these activities.

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 as a PDF (preferred) or Word file attached to your email. All applications received by January 15, 2010 will receive full consideration; however, our search process will remain open after that date until the position is filled. Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

MEMS Search Committee Chair

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Pratt School of Engineering

142 Hudson Hall

Duke University

Durham, NC 27708

Phone: 919-660-5418

Fax: 919-660-8963


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