Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Tenure
Primary Purpose and Essential Functions:
University of the Pacific, founded in 1851, is the first chartered
institution of higher learning in California. The School of
Engineering and Computer Science takes pride in providing a
superior, student-centered learning environment that emphasizes
close faculty-student interaction and cooperative education. This
combination of personal attention and professional practice
prepares graduates who excel in the engineering and computing
professions and are qualified to pursue advanced degrees. The
School has very supportive alumni and its graduates occupy
leadership positions in the profession nationally and
internationally. Pacific is a residential campus serving a
primarily full-time student body.
The University of the Pacific School of Engineering and Computer
Science invites applications for a tenure-track position at the
rank of Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, to start
ideally in Spring 2024, but Fall 2024 will be considered.
Exceptionally well-qualified candidates will be considered for
Teaching responsibilities will include a variety of undergraduate
mechanical and general engineering courses as well as the
opportunity to develop new graduate courses in the candidate's area
Other duties include: advising undergraduate majors, participation
in departmental and university governance, and ongoing professional
This is a unique opportunity for a faculty position in a great
location. University of the Pacific is in central California with
quick access to several hubs of technology and science, including
Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Livermore, and Sacramento.
Salary is competitive with excellent fringe benefits.
University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and
inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and
employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that
demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways
socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality,
socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty, and
- Must have completed a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a
closely related field prior to the start date. Preferred areas of
specialty include, but are not limited to, areas of Materials
Science and/or Manufacturing, Thermal Fluid Sciences or
- The successful candidate will be committed to excellence in
teaching at a predominantly undergraduate institution and dedicated
to establishing a research program that engages students.
- Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse
backgrounds and cultures is preferred.
- Demonstrate experience in advancing social justice, equity, and
inclusion in a university setting, and ability to engage and
integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their
work is desired.
The physical demands described here are representative but not
definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully
perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist
motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional
standing, walking climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching.
Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.
Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2023 and will
continue until the position is filled.
Candidates should upload the following documents:
To apply, visit https://pacific.peopleadmin.com/postings/26672
University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal
opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In
compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is
committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff
and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in
the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff
on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry,
age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and
veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy,
gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical
- Cover letter outlining qualifications
- Curriculum Vitae
- Teaching Philosophy that includes a statement defining teaching
- Research Program Plan that includes a statement outlining plans
for a research program that could involve undergraduate and
- Additionally, candidates must also provide contact information
for three references