Assistant (Tenure-Track) Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Commensurate with experience

The UC Irvine Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) is seeking applicants with experience and interests in developing advanced manufacturing and fabrication technologies. 

Applicants with interests in one or more of the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Scalable manufacturing methods: Emphasis on methods, such as additive manufacturing, for scalable multifunctional materials, including high-entropy alloys, piezoelectrics and polymer composites.
  • Manufacturing tools and machinery: Emphasis on novel instrumentation for feedback-based manufacturing and/or multiscale characterization and diagnostics.
  • Microsystems development: Emphasis on micro-nano manufacturing, heterogeneous integration and packaging.
  • Autonomous full-cycle production: Emphasis on integrating manufacturing with high performance computing, advanced controls, robotics, machine learning and swarm manufacturing. 

Applicants are expected to have received a doctorate in a relevant engineering or applied science discipline. Successful candidates will develop a vigorous, externally funded research program and maintain a strong, recognized publication record. They will be expected to contribute their leadership and innovative thinking toward promoting excellence in programs within the MAE department, school and university and in time, to anchor center-type proposals that are home to MAE. They will be expected to facilitate the recruitment and success of students (especially those from underrepresented minorities) pursuing graduate degrees in related programs. Successful candidates will also provide outstanding teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and provide service and leadership within the MAE professional community at large. Applications must include a cover letter, three statements that describe research, teaching and service interests, respectively, a curriculum vita, up to three key publications, and the names and contact information of at least three references. A separate statement that addresses the applicant’s past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion must also be included in the application materials.

Applications must be received by Dec. 11, 2022, to receive full consideration. All positions will remain open until filled. Apply online at

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.