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The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota announces a tenure track faculty position in renewable energy research with an emphasis on fluid mechanics. The successful candidate will have scholarly interests closely aligned with one or more of the research focal areas of the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) and the Saint Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL), a multidisciplinary college level research center.
Research in the ME department and SAFL address broad societal needs in energy, human health, and the environment. The ME department conducts significant research in the areas of thermal/fluid sciences, combustion, design, systems and controls, biomechanical engineering, nano-science and technology, aerosol science and technology, and plasma science. It is also home to the NSF Engineering Research Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power. Information on the current research activities of the department can be found at http://www.me.umn.edu/research/.
The SAFL is a unique interdisciplinary fluid mechanics laboratory owing to its location which straddles the St. Anthony Falls on the Mississippi River. Laboratory facilities include a state-of-the-art atmospheric boundary layer wind tunnel, flumes, channels, water tunnels, stratigraphic basins, and ecological laboratories. Field-scale facilities include the Department of Energy funded 2.5 MW Eolos Wind Energy Research Station (http://www.eolos.umn.edu), algal bioreactors, and the Outdoor StreamLab. Excellent instrumentation facilities support a wide range of research projects, and descriptive information on the research activities and facilities of the SAFL can be found at http://www.safl.umn.edu/. Both the ME department and SAFL are supported by extensive computational resources, including access to the state-of-the-art facilities of the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (http://www.msi.umn.edu). Successful candidates are expected to build strong, externally-funded, highly-visible research programs and to become recognized leaders in the field. Candidates must also demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching.
The University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering (CSE) includes departments of engineering, physical sciences, computer science and mathematics, a nationally unique structure that facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration (http://cse.umn.edu/index.php). The ME department has a strong tradition of excellence in education and research. It currently has 43 tenured/tenure-track faculty, with a graduate student enrollment of 270. They annually award 180 baccalaureate degrees, 50 master’s degrees, and 15 doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering. Eleven faculty from graduate programs in civil engineering, geology and geophysics, and ecology are actively involved with research at the SAFL.
Applicants must have a doctorate in mechanical engineering or a closely related discipline. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, but a senior appointment can be considered for candidates with exceptional research and publication records. The University of Minnesota is located in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area rated as one of most livable cities in the nation.
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Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will continue to be received until the position is filled. Candidates may contact the chair of the search committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged.