Assistant Professor specializing in Thermal Fluids

Ohio, United States
Competitive Salary
Oct 28, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Dayton Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level specializing in Thermal Fluids beginning August 16, 2021. The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers new faculty an opportunity to join a community deeply committed to their success and to education at all levels. The successful candidate is expected to collaborate in research and teaching within the department, across the university, and externally. Additionally, the successful candidate will contribute to an established, ongoing federally-funded thermal fluids (aircraft thermal management) research program at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) located at Wright-Patterson AFB, which is in close proximity of Dayton Ohio. Further information about the University and the Department can be found at:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicants must have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a related field by June 1, 2021.
  • Articulated potential for teaching excellence particularly through employing active and experiential learning pedagogies.
  • Demonstrated scholarly research related to the thermal fluids area.
  • Effective written communication skills.
  • Because of the need for collaborations with the Air Force Research Laboratory, and the need to access research facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications

While applicants may not possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following qualifications:

  • A proficient understanding of two-phase flow behavior, fluid dynamics, and heat transfer behavior.
  • A proficient understanding of modeling methods used in the thermal fluids area. This may include, for example, finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, and reduced-order system-level modeling.
  • Demonstrated commitment to breadth of education including educating the whole person in the Marianist tradition.
  • Demonstrated successful experience in effectively engaging individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated commitment to service to the community, university, and profession.
  • Effective oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills.

Interested persons must submit:

  • A cover letter expressing interest in the position, and the extent to which the required qualifications are met. Please provide substantiating examples (maximum of 500 words)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for three references
  • A statement of teaching interests and philosophy (limited to two pages)
  • A statement of research interests (limited to two pages)
  • A statement describing how you would promote inclusive excellence through your research, teaching, and service (limited to two pages).
  • If the Ph.D. degree is not completed, a letter from the research advisor must be uploaded stating the progress toward degree and all requirements will be met by June 1, 2021.

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The University of Dayton is a top ten, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national, and global partnerships.

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