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Tenure track faculty position in the broad area of Fluid Mechanics

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 15, 2023

Johns Hopkins, founded in 1876, is America's first research university and home to nine world-class academic divisions working together as one university.


The Fannie Gaston-Johansson Faculty of Excellence Program (FGJFEP) is seeking Tenure track faculty at all levels to contribute to the Fluid Mechanics Across Scales cluster. This faculty cluster will build upon the longstanding strength in multidisciplinary fluid mechanics research at Johns Hopkins University, where researchers are already at the forefront in efforts to meet pressing global challenges. Recent Hopkins fluid mechanics research has led to important contributions to our understanding of the spread of viruses via microscopic droplets, the atmospheric and oceanic flows governing climate patterns, the extraction of energy from wind and waves, as well as many other topics that impact global health, climate, materials, energy, space exploration, and supersonic flight. This initiative seeks to maintain this traditional broad coverage and expand existing collaborations with areas where fluid dynamics plays a substantial role.

Johns Hopkins University recognizes that fluid mechanics is central to understanding a broad range of physical phenomena ranging from biology to climate modeling, and a key component of an even broader set of problems, such as manufacturing and space exploration. Therefore interactions among researchers in this broad range of areas are a hallmark of Hopkins long-standing tradition of fluid mechanics research spanning multiple disciplines and academic units. Fluids faculty are represented in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Applied Physics Laboratory. There are also a number of ongoing collaborations with faculty in the School of Medicine. Frequent cross-disciplinary interactions are facilitated by university-wide funding mechanisms, as well as structural units including, the Center for Environment and Applied Fluid Mechanics (CEAFM), the Ralph O’Conner Sustainable Energy Institute (ROSEI), and the Institute for Data-Intensive Engineering and Sciences (IDIES).

This position is part of the Fannie Gaston-Johansson Faculty of Excellence Program at Johns Hopkins University which is part of a $50 million investment that focuses on the recruitment, retention, and advancement of faculty who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence as part of JHU’s Second Roadmap on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Faculty hired into this program are known as Fannie Gaston-Johansson Professors.

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Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in an engineering, physics, atmospheric or oceanic sciences or related fields and will be expected to establish an independent, multidisciplinary, and internationally recognized research program. We seek a colleague who has a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate level and who will contribute to our community by embracing excellence, diversity and inclusion.

Application Instructions

All applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, an inclusive excellence statement, and three representative publications. Applicants for Assistant Professor appointments should also provide complete contact information for at least three references.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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