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Assistant Professor (Thermofluids: Micro/Nanoscale Transport Phenomena and/or Biomedical Applications)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
College of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
Date Posted:
November 28, 2016
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins February 01, 2017
Salary Information:
Commensurate with qualifications/experience.
Monthly Type:
9 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
General Funds

Other Conditions:
  • To begin approximately August 1, 2017, subject to position clearance and availability of funds.The University of Hawai'i is a Carnegie R1 (i.e., highest research activity) doctoral university which is recognized as a Land-Grant, Sea Grant, Space-Grant, and Sun-Grant university. The Department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering, and its undergraduate program is ABET accredited. For more information on college research themes, please visit our college web site at The department has active research programs in biomedical engineering, boiling and two-phase flow, microscale heat transfer, microfluidics, nanotechnology, CFD, acoustics, multidisciplinary design and analysis optimization, space and ocean science and exploration, robotics, control systems, dynamical systems, corrosion, and high-performance computing. The applicants should identify potential collaboration(s) with one or more of the following: UHM John A. Burns School of Medicine, Cancer Research Center, Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE), Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI), College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR), Ocean Resource Engineering (ORE), Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory (HSFL), Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP), Information and Computer Sciences (ICS), Information Technology Center, College of Social Sciences as well as other laboratories such as the Laboratory for Advanced Visualization and Applications in Design. This faculty can also contribute to the various COE research areas.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of thermofluids such as heat and/or mass transfer related to thermal or fluid systems as well as design and development of thermofluids systems. Develop externally funded research programs that result in publications in leading scholarly journals; present research work at leading scholarly conferences; supervise graduate students; teach via various distance delivery modes as required; and serve on departmental, college, and university committees.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. An earned Ph.D. (All-But-Dissertation, ABD, cases will be considered but dissertation must be filed before start of employment) in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field. The candidate should have a background in research areas related to design and development of thermofluids systems with expertise in Micro/Nanoscale Transport Phenomena and/or Biomedical Applications. Emerging research areas and cross-disciplinary activities are particularly encouraged. Candidates must also show a strong commitment to teaching excellence and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

To Apply:
Only electronic applications are accepted. Applicants should follow the instructions at for submission instructions (The applicants should submit a cover letter specifying the position and the research area; a statement on their research interests, activities, and plans; a statement on their teaching philosophy, interests, and plan; a curriculum vitae detailing research and teaching accomplishments; copies of up to 4 relevant publications; and the names, addresses, e-mail, and telephone numbers of 4 references). For more information on the Department, please visit our website at
  1. Mehrdad N. Ghasemi-Nejhad; 808-956-7560;

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