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Department of Mechanical Engineering - Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science

Faculty Positions in Mechanical Engineering (pcc100914)

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The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Texas at Dallas invites applications for faculty positions in Mechanical Engineering at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level in all areas of Mechanical Engineering. Endowed Chairs and Professorships are available for highly qualified applicants.

The minimum requirement is a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field. Candidates must have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education and the potential to develop an externally funded research program. Candidates for the positions at the associate or full professor levels must have a strong record of scholarly and professional achievements.

Created in the Fall of 2008, the Department of Mechanical Engineering is a key component of the university’s growth strategy. The successful candidates will have a unique opportunity to shape this nascent department. The department is projected to employ 25 tenure-system faculty members by 2015, and 40 faculty members by 2020.

Applications will be considered in the following core areas of mechanical engineering: control & dynamic systems, design innovation & manufacturing, mechanics & materials, and thermal & fluid sciences. Research focus of interest includes: renewable energy (harvesting and conversion, storage); energy efficiency and conservation; thermal management; micro- and nano-scale technologies, manufacturing and metrology; mechatronics, robotics, and cyber-physical systems; or other emerging fields. In addition to Mechanical Engineering, the Erik Jonsson School is home to the Departments of Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Material Science & Engineering and has interdisciplinary programs in Computer Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Software Engineering, and Systems Engineering and Management. Opportunities for interdisciplinary research are outstanding. The School’s 10-year strategic plan is online at http://ecs.utdallas.edu/welcome/major-initiatives.html.

The Erik Jonsson School is experiencing very rapid growth as part of a $200 million program with funding from public and private sources. As a result, the school is expanding its existing programs, establishing new programs, and recruiting outstanding faculty. In addition, a $100 million state-of-the-art building for interdisciplinary research in engineering and sciences was inaugurated in 2007.

The University of Texas at Dallas is situated in Richardson, one of the most attractive suburbs of the Dallas metropolitan area with several hundred high-tech companies within a few miles of the campus. Opportunities for joint university-industry research projects are outstanding.

For additional information, contact Dr. Mario A. Rotea, Search Committee Chair, at rotea@utdallas.edu.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Indication of gender and ethnicity for affirmative action statistical purposes is requested as part of the application.

The University of Texas at Dallas is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran’s status, or sexual orientation.

To apply for this position, applicants should submit (a) their current curriculum vitae, (b) a statement of research and teaching interests and (c) letters of recommendation from (or the names and contact information for) at least five professional references via the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM available below.

Posted on: Sep 15, 2010

This position is closed and no longer accepting applications. This page is still available for reference.

The University of Texas at Dallas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, pregnancy, age, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.