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Open-Rank Faculty Positions in Mechanical Engineering - Experimental Fluid Mechanics

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number F00152P
Position Title Open-Rank Faculty Positions in Mechanical Engineering - Experimental Fluid Mechanics
Functional Title
Department Mechanical Engineering
Salary Range Negotiable
Pay Basis Monthly
Position Status Academic Year
Location Richardson
Position End Date (if temporary)
Posting Open Date 11/23/2017
Posting Close Date 05/31/2018
Open Until Filled No
Desired Start Date 08/01/2018
Job Summary

The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) invites applications for a faculty position in Mechanical Engineering at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

Candidates must have a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education and strong potential to develop an externally funded research program. Candidates for the position at the associate professor level must have records of scholarly and professional achievements.

Applications will be considered in the general area of experimental fluid mechanics with applications to environmental flows. Domains of interest include, but are not limited to, wind engineering, wind energy, urban flows, and natural hazards. Preference will be given to an experimentalist that can support and advance research efforts in model validation and uncertainty quantification for the analysis, design and control of engineered systems involving complex fluid flows.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is among the fastest growing programs at UTD. The department offers ABET-accredited BS, as well as MS and PhD degree programs in mechanical engineering. The department was founded in 2008 and currently has 1185 students enrolled, including 196 graduate students. There are 27 tenured-system faculty members and 7 teaching faculty members.
The junior faculty are highly decorated and include three NSF CAREER awardees, five Young Investigator Program awardees from DoD, and one awardee of the NIH Director’s Program. In 2018, the department will be housed in a brand new building with 200,000 square feet for teaching and research.

The research conducted by graduate students and faculty is focused on problems of global significance with regional impact in medicine, energy, and nanotechnology. The department is home to an NSF Industry/ University Cooperative Research Center in Wind Energy. An atmospheric boundary layer wind tunnel has been completed with unique characteristics, such as test section with 30-m length, 2.8-m width, 2.1 m height, and maximum velocity of 34 m/s. Several measurements systems are already available, such as stereo PIV, hot-wire anemometry, multi-hole pressure probes, and force balances. It is expected that the successful candidate will make use of this facility for teaching and research.

In addition to Mechanical Engineering, the Erik Jonsson School is home to the Departments of Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Materials Science & Engineering, and Systems Engineering, and has interdisciplinary degree programs in Computer Engineering and Software Engineering. Opportunities for interdisciplinary research and industry-university collaboration are outstanding.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

Minimum Education and Experience

An earned graduate degree appropriate to the academic discipline and a record of productivity and professional achievement.

Preferred Education and Experience

For Assistant Professor rank: two years or more of postdoctoral or industry experience. Doctoral degree should be in engineering or a closely related field.

Candidates for the positions at the associate level must have strong records of scholarly and professional achievements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Establish and/or continue a collaborative line of research in Mechanical Engineering, contribute to the cooperative atmosphere among the faculty, and secure extramural grants to support these endeavors.

Prepare and teach courses for a diverse student population in the classroom, the laboratory, and/or on-line.

Contribute assessment and data as requested through the administrative teams working with assessment and accreditation.

Engage in service within the academic unit, the university, and the profession as appropriate based on research and teaching constraints.

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Additional Information
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Important Message

1) The University of Texas at Dallas is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer (M/F/D/V).

2) All employees serve as a representative of the University and are expected to display respect, civility, professional courtesy, consideration of others and discretion in all interactions with members of the UT Dallas community and the general public.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this employment opportunity?
    • Governmental Agency Job Posting
    • University's Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement in The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Advertisement in a Journal in my Academic Discipline
    • Personal Referral
    • Another Website
    • Other
  2. * Which of the following most accurately describes your highest earned degree?
    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Doctor of Education (EdD)
    • Other Doctoral Degree (DSci, DAud, MD, etc.)
    • Specialist's Degree (EdS)
    • Professional Degree
    • Juris Doctor
    • Master's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Associate's Degree
    • Certificate
  3. * In which Academic Discipline is your highest earned degree?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How many years of relevant work experience do you have in Higher Education, Industry, or Research?
    • None
    • One year
    • 2-3 years
    • 4-5 years
    • 6-10 years
    • Over 10 years
  5. * Indicate which one of the following areas you consider your main area of technical competence:
    • Dynamic Systems and Control (DSC)
    • Manufacturing & Design Innovation (MDI)
    • Mechanics & Materials (MM)
    • Thermal & Fluid Sciences (TFS)
  6. If your Ph.D. has not yet been awarded, when will your degree be awarded?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Teaching Philosophy
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Research Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. Writing Sample
  3. Other Document
  4. Relevant URL
  5. Veteran Employment Preference - Form DD-214
  6. Teaching Evaluations