Cristina  Davis Posted on December 29, 2015 by Cristina Davis

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California at Davis invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in the area of Energy Engineering.

The Department has a long tradition in energy-related research, development and demonstration including applications and research projects in renewable energy conversion systems, combustion, alternative automotive power and drivetrains, fuel cells, manufacturing efficiency, cooling systems, and energy efficiency and the environment. The successful candidate must have expertise and experience related to engineering and science of power & energy systems; a strong research background in power & energy systems including, but not limited to topics such as renewable energy, energy systems integration, thermal conversion, sustainable manufacturing, turbulent heat transfer, or automotive powertrain and mechatronics; a commitment to research and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses within their general area of expertise in Mechanical Engineering.

UC Davis is a comprehensive university for innovation, transforming lives and strengthening California’s global leadership. Through academic collaboration and strategic partnerships, UC Davis leads innovation at the intersection of the world’s most critical issues, including food, water, health, society, energy, and the environment. According to a survey by the National Science Foundation, UC Davis is 14th in research funding among U.S. ranked public universities and 22nd for public and private universities in research and development expenditures in fiscal year 2011.

Davis is a pleasant, family-oriented community in a college-town setting with excellent public schools, a mild climate, and agricultural surroundings. The town is ideally located for many professional, cultural and recreational activities. Davis is only 15 miles from California’s capital city of Sacramento and is within easy driving distance of the San Francisco Bay Area, the Sierra Nevada mountains, Napa and Sonoma Valleys, and the Pacific Coast areas.

To be considered, applicants must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in mechanical engineering or related field that merits appointment to the tenure-track title of Assistant Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Applicants must be able to teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanical engineering. Candidates whose research interests complement, yet clearly extend existing research strengths within the Department, are particularly encouraged to apply. The resulting hire will be at the Assistant Professor rank, regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications.

Interested candidates should submit all materials via the web-based, online submission system at Required materials include a CV, research and teaching statements, and names and contact information of at least five references. Inquiries should be directed to:

Prof. C.P. (Case) van Dam

Energy Engineering Search Committee Chair

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

University of California

One Shields Avenue

Davis, CA 95616

The position is open until filled, but to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 15, 2016.

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer, is an NSF ADVANCE institution, and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. UC Davis welcomes all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) is strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.


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