Faculty Position in Fluid Dynamics
University of California Irvine, The Henry Samueli School of Engineering
United States

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Fluid Dynamics (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)


Job #JPF05800

  • The Henry Samueli School of Engineering - Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering


Recruitment Period

Open date: October 23rd, 2019
Next review date: Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 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.


The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. We seek an individual who will strengthen our research and educational programs in the area of fluid dynamics. Candidates should be capable of teaching core fluid dynamics courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The candidate should have credentials in one of three areas of research: (i) Large-Eddy Simulations (LES) and/ or Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) of turbulent flows; (ii) Experiments on Unsteady Flows and Unsteady Aerodynamics; and (iii) Multi-disciplinary Design Optimization. The LES/ DNS research should include either reacting or non-reacting and single-phase or multiphase. The experimental analysis should include the most advanced non-intrusive diagnostics. The MDO research should bring together fluid dynamics with advanced systems analysis. In each of the three areas, desirable research interests include physics-based modelling at multi-levels of fidelity; data-driven analysis and related post-processing for computational and/or experimental results; and applications to vertical-takeoff-and-landing vehicles, unmanned air vehicles, and/ or aerodynamic flows at intermediate Reynolds numbers.


The position will be at the Assistant Professor rank. Applicants should have a doctorate from an accredited university in a relevant science or engineering discipline. The successful candidate should maintain a strong publication record, develop a vigorous externally funded research program, recruit and supervise graduate students, provide outstanding teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and contribute their leadership, collaboration, and innovative thinking toward an excellent fluid dynamics program within the department and the university and to the engineering profession. Successful candidates will also be expected to contribute toward increasing the number of students (especially underrepresented minority students) pursuing graduate degrees in related programs. Information about the Department is given at the website: http://engineering.uci.edu/dept/mae.


Applications should include a cover letter; a description of research, teaching, and service interests, including ability to contribute to departmental and interdisciplinary programs; a curriculum vitae; a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion; and the names and contact information of at least four references. References will not be contacted until a later stage of consideration, after consultation with the candidate.


Applications received by January 15, 2020 are assured full consideration, but the search will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted electronically at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF05800.


The University of California, Irvine is part of the premier public university system in the world. UCI is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), is ranked as a top ten public university by U.S. News and World Report, and was identified by the New York Times as No. 1 among U.S. universities that do the most for low-income students. UCI is located in Orange County, 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean and 45 miles south of Los Angeles. Irvine is one of the safest communities in the U.S. and offers a very pleasant year-round climate, numerous recreational and cultural opportunities, and one of the highest-ranked public school systems in the nation.


The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.


Job location

Irvine, CA



Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

  • Statement of Service

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 4 required (contact information only)


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