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Computational Materials Science
Assistant or Associate Professor #1291

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wyoming invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the area of computational materials science with an emphasis on multi-scale modeling including atomistic and molecular scale modeling. Special consideration will be given to applicants with expertise in energy-, bio-, or high-temperature materials. The successful applicant will be expected to establish an externally funded research program, publish in scholarly journals, mentor graduate students, and teach both undergraduate and graduate engineering courses. Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate in mechanical engineering or closely related engineering field.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering ( has 15 full-time faculty members, 2 academic professionals, 6 post-doctoral researchers, 340 undergraduate and 45 graduate students, and 3 staff.  The Department offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees, and is committed to an exceptional educational experience for students at all degree levels. The Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the School of Energy Resources provide a dynamic research environment with plans for a significant infrastructure investment over the next five years. A substantial expansion of facilities and faculty associated with the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences appears imminent.

As the only four-year institution of higher learning in Wyoming, the University of Wyoming enjoys a distinctive leadership role in the state and region. Our main campus is in Laramie, located 130 miles northwest of Denver, and perched in a scenic valley between the Laramie and Medicine Bow Ranges of the Rocky Mountains. A variety of cultural, sporting, and outdoor activities is available. More information about the University can be found at: .

A complete application should include curriculum vitae, four-page (max) narrative describing research goals and plans, one-page description of teaching approaches and objectives, and contact information for three or more professional references. Electronic submissions should be sent to:  The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 17, 2014.

The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy.  Please see We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

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