Assistant Professor (Aerospace, Biomedical and/or Thermofluids)

Honolulu, Hawaii
Commensurate with experience
November 24 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Title: Assistant Professor (Aerospace, Biomedical and/or Thermofluids)

Position Number: 83283

Hiring Unit: College of Engineering – Mechanical Engineering 

Location: Manoa

Date Posted: November 10, 2021

Closing Date: Continuous – application review begins January 15, 2022 

Salary Information: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Monthly Type: 9 Month

Tenure Track: Tenure

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time 

Temporary/Permanent: Permanent 

Funding: General Funds

Other Conditions

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), College of Engineering (COE), Department of Mechanical Engineering, invites applications for a full-time, general funded, Assistant Professor position (focus areas of Aerospace, Biomedical, and/or Thermofluids) pending position clearance and availability of funds, to begin on August 1, 2022, or as soon thereafter as possible.

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. Other units within the university, with which the COE closely collaborates, include John A. Burns School of Medicine, Cancer Research Center, Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research & Education (C-MORE), Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI), College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR), Ocean Resource Engineering (ORE), College of Natural Sciences, Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory (HSFL), Hawaii Institute of Geophysics & Planetology (HIGP), School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), Information and Computer Sciences (ICS), Information Technology Center, College of Social Sciences, Institute for Astronomy (IfA), and Laboratory for Advanced Visualization and Applications (LAVA). The department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering, and its undergraduate program is ABET accredited.

The department has active research programs in biomedical engineering, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), high-performance computing, microscale and nanoscale heat transfer, microfluidics, acoustics, boiling and two-phase flow, multidisciplinary design analysis and optimization, space and ocean science & exploration, aerospace engineering, robotics, uncrewed autonomous systems (UAS), autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV), dynamical and control systems, composites and nanocomposites, nanomaterials, micro/nano devices, nanomanufacturing, renewable energy, smart structures, corrosion, and tribology. For more information on the department, please visit

Duties and Responsibilities 

Develop externally funded research programs and research collaborations that result in publications in leading scholarly journals;

Teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Mechanical Engineering;

Present research work in leading scholarly conferences;

Supervise undergraduate and graduate students and independent study activities; 

Teach via various distance delivery modes as required;

Serve on departmental, college, and university committees as appropriate, including committees in charge of candidates for advanced degrees; 

Render service to the professional or lay community that is relevant to the individual’s academic specialty; 

Participate in curriculum development activities including the development of curricular materials, laboratory materials, and special instructional methods; and

Perform related tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications 

Applicants must have a doctoral degree or foreign equivalent in an appropriate engineering or related discipline by the date of appointment.

Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with others. 

Desirable Qualifications

Demonstrated record of research in Aerospace, Biomedical, and/or Thermofluids;

Documented scholarly achievement, such as a record of publications in scholarly journals;

Scholarly experience in emerging and cross-disciplinary research areas;

Potential to develop externally funded research programs and research collaborations;

Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels;

Demonstrated ability in establishing interdepartmental and interdisciplinary collaborations in teaching and research; and

Potential to promote or commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

To Apply 

Applicants should follow the instructions at the following website to electronically submit their materials:

The applicant should submit (1) a cover letter specifying the position and the research area(s);(2) a statement on research interests, activities, and plans; (3) a statement on teaching philosophy, interests, and plans; (4) a statement about past, present, and future contributions to promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity in their professional careers; (5) a curriculum vitae detailing research and teaching accomplishments; (6) copies/web versions of transcripts are acceptable, (however official transcripts must be sent directly from the degree granting institution to the University before your start date). PLEASE REDACT REFERENCES TO SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS AND BIRTH DATE ON TRANSCRIPT COPIES; and (7) the names, addresses, e-mail, and telephone numbers of at least four professional references (for shortlisted applicants, the committee will solicit letters of recommendation from these professional references).

EEO/AA, Clery Act, ADA

The University of Hawai‘i is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, annual campus crime statistics for the University of Hawaii may be viewed at:, or a paper copy may be obtained upon request from the respective UH Campus Security or Administrative Services Office.

Accommodation Request: The University of Hawai'i complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the EEO coordinator directly. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. For further information, please refer to the following link:

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