University of California, Santa Barbara, College of Engineering

Position ID:University of California, Santa Barbara-College of Engineering-FPMECM [#24312]
Position Title: Full Professor Mehrabian Endowed Chair - Interdisciplinary Search With Focus in Future of Manufacturing
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Santa Barbara, California 93106, United States
Subject Area: Manufacturing
Appl Deadline: finished (2023/02/09, finished 2024/02/08)
Position Description:    

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Full Professor Mehrabian Endowed Chair - Interdisciplinary Search With Focus in Future of Manufacturing

University of California Santa Barbara

Position overview
Salary range: The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Table
for the salary range. A reasonable estimate for this position is between $200,000 to $325,000 commensurate with experience. “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions. Anticipated start: July 1, 2023 or later Application Window

Open date: February 8, 2023

Next review date: Friday, Mar 10, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Dec 31, 2023 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.

Position description

The College of Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a full-time Mehrabian Endowed Chancellors Chair faculty position at the Professor level. The college is looking for a hire a highly creative and productive faculty member that can serve as a thought leader in the future of manufacturing. The ideal candidate will bridge multiple disciplines and foster synergies between UCSB's existing strengths, such as processing of structural and functional materials, robotics, dynamics, controls and process management. Localized manufacturing to promote economic, social and environmental sustainability is a central area of interest. Related areas of emphasis include but are not limited to: (i) automation, work-flow designs and machine learning for materials discovery and process characterization, (ii) multi-modal data acquisition, curation and interpretation, (iii) manufacturing to revolutionize space exploration, and (iv) the science underlying the impact of global scarcity on manufacturing.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Engineering or a related field.

Preferred qualifications

Full Professor at an academic institution or equivalent training and experience preferred.
A demonstrated record of excellence in research and a proven ability as an outstanding teacher are desired. Successful candidates will have a strong record of collaborative, interdisciplinary research, and the proven ability to contribute to advancing and supporting Engineering curricula and student mentoring, and leverage synergies within the College of Engineering, and the campus .

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter - Cover Letter (limited to two pages) including (1) most significant scientific accomplishment as a graduate student, (2) most significant scientific accomplishment in your postgraduate career (if applicable), (3) overall goals/vision for a research program at our institution, and (4) experience and qualifications that make you particularly well-suited to achieve those goals.
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
    The Statement of Contributions to Diversity will be reviewed for evidence of teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity, such as effective strategies used for the educational advancement of students in various underrepresented groups; demonstrated contributions to the advancement of equitable access and diversity in education; and contributions to furthering diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through participation in such activities as recruitment, retention, and mentoring of scholars and students.
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Applicants are required to provide the names and contact information for a minimum of 3 references and may submit up to 2 additional optional references. The department intends to solicit letters of reference for finalists.
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Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs - With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.
Job location
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