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Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

University of California, Merced
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jan 20, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position title: Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Salary range: Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales Percent time: 100% Anticipated start: July 1, 2022 Position duration: Tenure-Track


APPLICATION WINDOW Open date: January 20th, 2022

Next review date: Thursday, Mar 10, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 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 The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California Merced invites applications for the position of tenure track Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022.

Exceptional candidates in all areas of Mechanical Engineering or closely related fields will be considered. The successful applicant will conduct independent research, advise and teach undergraduate and graduate students, and become involved in professional activities as well as service related to the mission of the Mechanical Engineering department and the university. Post-doctoral or other post-graduate experience is desirable but not required. We are particularly interested in attracting academically and culturally diverse candidates, especially those who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence at our community.

For inquiries and questions, please contact Professor Gerardo Diaz at

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is 14 days after their first date of employment.

QUALIFICATIONS Basic qualifications Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field at the time of appointment.

    Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

    Cover Letter

    Statement of Research

    Statement of Teaching

    Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion. Please review the UC Merced Diversity Statement Guidelines and UC’s Commitment to Diversity

Reference requirements
    3 letters of reference required
Please be sure to initiate the request to your reference letters in the system otherwise your application will be considered incomplete and ineligible for consideration by the Search Committee.

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CAMPUS INFORMATION The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students (, UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (

UC Merced is a smoke & tobacco free campus (



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