University of Oklahoma — Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

University of Oklahoma
Gallogly College of Engineering
School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering 

Location
Norman, OK 

Open Date
January 15, 2021 

Description
Position Available: The School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME) at the University of Oklahoma is seeking candidates to fill one tenure-track position in mechanical engineering at the Assistant Professor level in the area of computational modeling and simulation of energy systems in support of sustainable buildings and communities. 

The position is part of a strategic university Smart Grid and Community research and education initiative. Candidates who are interested in working collaboratively and collegially with faculty in AME and across the college and university are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas are of particular interest for the position: 

  • energy storage systems such as batteries, dedicated thermal storage, and thermal storage associated with building HVAC systems
  • modeling and simulating coupled problems with multiple subsystems in a distributed manner
  • co-simulation of disparate modeling tools across buildings, electric grid, distributed energy resources, microclimate, etc.
  • simulation of microgrid technologies including but not limited to solar photovoltaic, combined heat and power, and diesel/natural gas generators
  • power generation and power transmission and distribution technologies
  • model data-analytics methods and sensing technology

Successful candidates are expected to develop a nationally recognized research program, mentor and nurture undergraduate and graduate students, and promote an inclusive environment inside and outside the classroom.

Qualifications
Candidate Qualifications: Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in mechanical engineering or a related field.
Department and Region: AME currently has 27 full-time faculty members and over 800 undergraduate and 70 graduate students. Currently, both AME and the Gallogly College of Engineering are experiencing strong growth in scholarly research, corporate and private donations, and student enrollment. AME has maintained its historically strong student quality with more than 70 National Merit Scholars currently enrolled. 

The Gallogly College of Engineering holds strong the values of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We seek candidates who contribute to fostering an inclusive culture in all aspects of faculty responsibility, including within the classroom, the academic community, and within their professional commitments. AME is one of five schools nationwide to have completed participation in TECAID, an NSF-funded program dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in engineering programs. More information about AME is available at http://www.ou.edu/coe/ame. 

Application Instructions
Application Process: Candidates are invited to submit a statement of teaching, a research plan, a curriculum vitae, a commitment to diversity statement, and a list of at least three references. Candidates should discuss how they have or intend to promote the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the diversity statement. Review of candidates will begin on February 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The start date for the position is expected to be August 16, 2021. Candidates are requested to submit their applications at https://apply.interfolio.com/83112. Please email amefacultysearch@ou.edu with any questions about the position. 

The University of Oklahoma: OU is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: the main campus in Norman, the Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2,700 full-time faculty members. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located in the Oklahoma City metro area. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Visit soonerway.ou.edu for more information. 

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The University of Oklahoma, recognizing its obligation to guarantee equal opportunity to all persons in all segments of University life, reaffirms its commitment to the continuation and expansion of positive programs which reinforce and strengthen its affirmative action policies. This commitment stems not only from compliance with federal and state equal opportunity laws but from a desire to ensure social justice and promote campus diversity. Our commitment to the concept of affirmative action requires sincere and cooperative efforts throughout all levels of our employment structure. 

Application Process
This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides. 

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