The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
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Assistant/Associate Professors

University of texas at Arlington
Arlington, Texas 76010
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The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for 3 tenure-track assistant and associate professor positions with a tentative start date in Fall 2018. The areas of the following position titles (e.g., “Autonomous Systems”) are intended to be interpreted broadly:

  • Assistant Professor - Autonomous Systems (F00067P)
  • Assistant/Associate Professor - Guidance, Navigation, & Control of Aerospace Systems (F00068P)
  • Assistant/Associate Professor - Manufacturing & Entrepreneurship (F00069P)

The key objective is to hire faculty members with outstanding qualifications who share the University’s core values of high standards of excellence in teaching, innovative and collaborative research, and service, combined with fostering an open and inclusive environment and with promoting diversity and participation of groups that are currently underrepresented in engineering fields. A major emphasis will be on potential collaboration for research with faculty members within and outside the department.

Duties and Responsibilities:  Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, building and leading a team of Ph.D. student researchers, developing externally funded research programs that yield top-tier publications, and serving on committees within UTA and the research community.

The University, College and Department:  The University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution. With a total global enrollment of 58,664, UTA is the largest institution in The University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was recently cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fifth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2017 Best for Vets list.

The College of Engineering is home to seven departments: Bioengineering; Civil Engineering; Computer Science and Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering; and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. With more than 7,000 students, the College is the third-largest in Texas and offers the most comprehensive engineering degree programs in the region. It offers 11 baccalaureate, 14 master’s, and 9 doctoral degree programs and has ties to numerous Fortune 500 companies in the region. The College is enjoying extraordinary growth in graduate and undergraduate student enrollment and in student graduation. This growth has been concomitant with growth in research expenditures, collaboration, innovation, and entrepreneurship by faculty and students.

The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department has 41 faculty and current enrollment includes 1,214 undergraduate, 456 masters and 107 doctoral students. MAE faculty are active in the areas of aerothermodynamics, hypersonic propulsion, pressure gain combustion, aerospace vehicle design, unmanned vehicles, renewable energy, thermal management, automotive engineering and composite materials and structures, with nearly $6 million in research expenditures in 2015-16. The department currently has three NSF CAREER awardees, 7 Fellows of professional organizations, one National Academy of Engineering member, and several recent distinguished paper award recipients. Additional information about the department can be found at

Application Instructions:  To apply, please go to:

A complete application via one of the above URLs should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research plans, teaching philosophy, and contact information of at least five references. Senior candidates should also include unofficial course evaluations.

Review of applications start December 1, 2017 and will continue until filled.

EEO/AA Policy:  UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. UTA is a tobacco free campus.


Required Qualifications:  Candidates must have earned (by the start date) a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or a closely related area. Candidates for Assistant Professor must have demonstrated exceptional research promise. Candidates for the tenured level must be leading their research area. All candidates must show a strong commitment to teaching excellence.

Preferred Qualifications:  We value candidates who can contribute to the college’s and the department’s diversity initiatives. We further welcome experience with teaching or mentoring diverse groups of students, including first-generation college students, low-income students, racial and ethnic minorities, veterans, and women.


  • Mechanical Engineering - Aerospace
  • Mechanical Engineering - Applied Mechanics
  • Mechanical Engineering - Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Engineering - University, Academic and Education

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