The Department of Mechanical Engineering at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is seeking a tenure-track faculty member in fluid mechanics at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses and have research interests in fluid mechanics. Candidates must demonstrate a specialization in either experimental methodologies or computational analysis/simulation of complex models involving fluids. They are expected to develop and conduct an effective research program in areas of fluid-structure-interactions, turbulent flows, flow of complex fluids, or bio-inspired fluid mechanics.
Teaching responsibilities include instruction and participation in and supervision of capstone student design projects. Candidates are expected to supervise MS theses and provide academic and professional advisement to undergraduate and graduate students. Initiation and maintenance of creative scholarly activities and an externally funded research program are expected. Active and effective participation in curriculum development, assessment and accreditation, and other departmental activities, as well as in professional and student organizations (e.g., ASME, ASEE), are normative expectations. Additionally, candidates should demonstrate experience or a willingness to pursue evidence-based approaches that promote retention of students from culturally diverse backgrounds.
In addition to teaching, the position requires weekly office hours, attending faculty meetings, participation in assessment of student learning, and service to the department, college, and university. The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which he/she/they is/are housed for recommending tenure and promotion. Given CSUN’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement in a diverse environment, the successful candidate will help the Department achieve equitable academic outcomes for all students through teaching, student mentorship, scholarship, and service.
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN online application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link: www.csun.edu/careers
Applicants must submit a cover letter addressing: 1) how they would make a unique contribution to the department; 2) a preliminary plan for establishing their independent research program, 3) their experience working with a diverse population to the website in the section above. Applicants must submit the cover letter along with their curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, diversity statement, and the names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three referees who can address the candidate’s teaching, research, and service qualifications. In later stages of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide additional materials, including letters of recommendation, verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates, professional work samples, and evidence of student mentoring.
At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.
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