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The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science

Mechanical Engineering Faculty Positions (pco131212)

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

Candidates must have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education and strong 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.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is among the fastest growing programs at UTD. The department was established in 2008, and currently has over 600 students enrolled, including 90 graduate students. In the past fiscal year, 40 extramural grants or contracts, totaling $7.4 M, were active or awarded. The department currently has 14 tenured-system faculty members, and 4 senior lecturers. The department offers ABET-accredited BS, as well as MS and PhD degree programs in mechanical engineering.

Applications will be considered in dynamical systems & control, manufacturing & design innovation, mechanics & materials, and thermal & fluid sciences. Research areas of interest include: energy conversion and harvesting (e.g., wind energy); emerging paradigms and technologies for design and manufacturing with application to healthcare and nanotechnology, mechatronics and robotics with applications to health care, and thermal transport and management across length scales and various applications.

In addition to Mechanical Engineering, the Erik Jonsson School is home to the Departments of Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Material Science & Engineering, and Systems Engineering, and has interdisciplinary programs in Computer Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, and Software Engineering. Opportunities for interdisciplinary research are outstanding. The School's 10-year strategic plan is on line at http://ecs.utdallas.edu/about/major-initiatives.html.

Located in North Texas, home to hundreds of technology, large defense manufacturing and systems integrations companies, Jonsson School students have ample opportunities for real-world, hands-on experiences. This past year, companies and organizations such as Atmos Energy, Frito-Lay, Halliburton, Lennox International, Texas Instruments and UT Southwestern Medical Center participated in mechanical engineering UTDesign, the Jonsson School's award-winning, corporate-sponsored capstone senior design program. Opportunities exist to further the relationships developed through UTDesign to develop joint research projects with industry.

For additional information, please send email to mefsearch@utdallas.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Applications received before February 15, 2014 will receive full consideration. Indication of gender and ethnicity for purposes of affirmative action statistical reporting is requested but not required for consideration.

Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and contact information for five (5) professional references via the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM available below.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2013

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