Job Postings

The UA College of Engineering encourages those considering employment to consider the openings posted below. Contacts for questions or more information can be found within the information for each opening or by contacting the search committee at

Mechanical Engineering Assistant/Associate Professor

Department: Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Alabama invites qualified candidates to apply for multiple faculty positions (tenure-track or tenured) at the Assistant or Associate Professor ranks. Exceptional candidates with specializations relevant to convergent and emerging areas of mechanical engineering in two broad tracks of advanced manufacturing systems and thermofluids science will be considered. Under the advanced manufacturing systems track, particular attention will be given to candidates with research interests in robotic and automated manufacturing, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), as well as artificial intelligence, virtual/augmented reality and connectivity applied to advanced manufacturing systems. Under the thermofluids science track, candidates with expertise in cyber-physical energy systems, sustainable energy, and gas turbines and engines for power generation and propulsion are being sought. The Department has established strong track records and strengths in these areas as evident by the fast rise in the number of faculty, externally-funded research and collaboration with major industrial companies.

Metallurgical & Materials Engineering Assistant Professor

Department: Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

The Departments of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alabama look to fill an open Assistant Professor tenure-track faculty position with an individual with experimental and / or computational expertise in advanced manufacturing of metallic materials with a focus on rapid solidification. Specific areas of interest could include metal powders, metal powder atomization, additive manufacturing, welding, and high pressure die casting. The successful candidate will fill an open faculty position in either the Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering or Department of Mechanical Engineering depending on candidate’s academic credentials, preference, and specific technical focus. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong externally funded research program and to excel in teaching.

Mechanical Engineering Research Assistant Professor

Department: Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Alabama invites qualified candidates for two non-tenured/non-tenure track renewable contract Research Assistant Professor positions. Both positions require Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related engineering field, and background and experience in combustion with focus on internal combustion engines (ICEs): (1) the first position requires experimental background in combustion experiments at high-pressures including skills to perform engine dynamometer tests. Knowledge of thermal-fluid instrumentation, emissions measurements, data acquisition systems, engine control units, and ability to program hardware and analyze experimental data is necessary. Familiarity with optical diagnostics techniques for flow and species measurements is desirable, and (2) the second position requires computational experience and background to perform high-performance, multi-dimensional CFD analysis of ICEs. An ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of commercial codes such as CONVERGE CFD and ANSYS FLUENT, and/or open-source code OPEN FOAM. The candidate is expected to be well-versed in formulating turbulence and chemical kinetics models and implementing them in CFD codes to investigate auto-ignition, combustion, and emissions behavior of fossil and alternative fuels. Industrial and/or post-doctoral experience is desirable.

Assistant Professor Faculty Position

Department: Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics

The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at The University of Alabama invites applications for an assistant professor faculty position. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to the general area of space/astronautics, computational fluid dynamics, or other area of aerospace engineering or mechanics. Candidates must demonstrate a clear potential to successfully pursue and attain grants from external funding sources. An ability to collaborate with existing faculty, both within the Department and the College of Engineering, in the key focus areas is also highly desirable.   The University of Alabama currently enrolls over 38,000 students and employs over 2,000 full and part-time faculty members in thirteen colleges and schools. The College of Engineering is comprised of seven academic departments with over 6,000 students, and the College will be home to more than 150 tenure/tenure-track faculty following the current search. The College also houses nine research centers and is active in the University’s four new research institutes. The College occupies well over a half million square feet of state of the art facilities, including the $300 million Shelby Engineering and Science Quadrangle completed in 2014 and the newly reopened $22 million renovated HM Comer.  The Carnegie Foundation has recognized The University of Alabama with its Very High Research Activity status (formerly known as R1 status).   Applicants must have an earned doctorate in aerospace engineering, engineering mechanics or a closely related field. Applicants are to identify the specific area of interest and submit a resume, teaching and research statements with future goals and a list of at least three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled, with an expected start date of August 16, 2020. Electronic submission of application materials via The University of Alabama employment website is required (, requisition number 0812234). For additional information regarding The University of Alabama, the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, or this search, please contact Dr. Mark Barkey, Professor and Head, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Dr. Mark Barkey.   The University of Alabama is an equal opportunity affirmative action, Title IX, Section 504, ADA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience level.

Computer Science Assistant Professor

Department: Computer Science

The Computer Science Department at the University of Alabama invites applicants to join our faculty at the Assistant Professor rank. We are interested in applicants with expertise in any area of Computer Science who can collaborate with and complement our faculty research. Starting date for the position is Fall 2020. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field. Successful applicants are expected to show the ability to construct a quality research program and effective collaboration with other faculty, as well as the potential for excellent teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

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