Assistant Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

University of California School of Engineering

Assistant (Tenure-Track) Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)

Job #JPF07842
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering / Henry Samueli School of Engineering / UC Irvine

Application Window

Open date: August 25, 2022

Next review date: Sunday, Dec 11, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Mar 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Assistant (Tenure-Track) Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)

Research Focus: Advanced manufacturing and fabrication technologies

The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) Department at UCI is seeking applicants with experience and interests in developing advanced manufacturing and fabrication technologies.

Applicants with interests in one or more of the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply:
• Scalable manufacturing methods: Emphasis on methods, such as additive manufacturing, for scalable multi-functional materials, including high entropy alloys, piezoelectrics, and polymer composites.
• Manufacturing tools and machinery: Emphasis on novel instrumentation for feedback-based manufacturing and/or multiscale characterization and diagnostics.
• Microsystems development: Emphasis on micro-nano manufacturing, heterogeneous integration, and packaging.
• Autonomous full-cycle production: Emphasis on integrating manufacturing with high performance computing, advanced controls, robotics, machine learning, and swarm manufacturing.

Applicants are expected to have received a doctorate degree in a relevant engineering or applied science discipline. Successful candidates will develop a vigorous, externally funded research program and maintain a strong, recognized publication record. They will be expected to contribute their leadership and innovative thinking toward promoting excellence in programs within the MAE department, school, and university and in time, to anchor center-type proposals that are home to MAE. They will be expected to facilitate the recruitment and success of students (especially those from underrepresented minorities) pursuing graduate degrees in related programs. Successful candidates will also provide outstanding teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and provide service and leadership within the MAE professional community at large. Applications must include a cover letter, three statements that describe research, teaching, and service interests, respectively, a curriculum vita, up to three key publications, and the names and contact information of at least three (3) references. A separate statement that addresses the applicant’s past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion must also be included in the application materials.

Applications must be received by December 11, 2022, to receive full consideration. All positions will remain open until filled. Apply online at

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The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence; where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. In support of this commitment, and as a means to address all forms of academic misconduct, UC Irvine will conduct an institutional reference check on recruitment finalists of Senate Ladder-Rank Professor and Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e. assistant, associate, full), prior to extending a formal offer of appointment. Applications submitted via AP Recruit must include a signed copy of the Authorization to Release Information Form for consideration.

Founded in 1965, the Samueli School of Engineering educates more than 4,600 students with an integrative approach that blends fundamentals, research, and hands-on experience. With a strong presence in all the fields of engineering and with world-class centers such as the Irvine Materials Research Institute (IMRI) and the Institute for Design and Manufacturing Innovation (IDMI), UCI is uniquely positioned to rapidly assume a major role in advanced design and manufacturing research. The school includes six academic departments, where faculty conduct world-class research around the four broad themes of environmental sustainability, human health, materials and manufacturing, and mobility and communications. Among these four priorities for growth, the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UC Irvine identifies the following: “Lead the new industrial revolution in technology and manufacturing – Develop new materials that sustain and enhance key industrial sectors in California, including aerospace, defense, automotive, energy, health care and micro/nano-electronics. Assist manufacturers in the implementation of additive and smart manufacturing technologies through integrated research, education and industrial engagement.”

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) is part of one of the world’s premier public university systems and is a member of the Association of American Universities. UCI is a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) for both Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander students and Hispanic students, is ranked as a top ten public university by U.S. News and World Report, and was identified by the New York Times as No. 1 among U.S. universities that do the most for low-income students. The UCI campus is located in Orange County, 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean and 45 miles south of Los Angeles. The City of Irvine is one of the safest communities in the U.S. and offers a pleasant year-round climate, numerous recreational and cultural opportunities, and one of the highest-ranked public¬ school systems in the nation.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants are expected to have received a doctorate degree in a relevant engineering or applied science discipline.

Application Requirements

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Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA