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A new engineering building will house the department of mechanical engineering. Expected to open its doors in 2018, this 200,000 sqft building will house laboratories for research in energy, manufacturing, robotics, and thermal and fluid sciences. The building will feature laboratories for mechanical engineering instruction and experience centers for additive manufacturing and other support technologies.








Open Rank Faculty Positions in Mechanical Engineering

The University of Texas at Dallas

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

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 strong records of scholarly and professional achievements.

Applications will be considered in dynamic systems & control, manufacturing & design innovation, mechanics & materials, and thermal & fluid sciences. Application domains of interest include, but are not limited to: renewable energy and storage, emerging technologies for design and manufacturing with application to healthcare and nanotechnology, mechatronics and robotics with applications to health care, nano/micro- and bio-mechanics, and thermal transport and management.  Applicants with experience in engineering education and the professional formation of engineers are of interest as well.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is among the fastest growing programs at UTD. The department was established in 2008 and currently has over 1000 students enrolled, including 184 graduate students. The department has 26 tenured-system faculty members and 6 senior lecturers. The department offers ABET-accredited BS, as well as MS and PhD degree programs in mechanical engineering. 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 Center in Wind Energy. Faculty in the department work in collaboration with the UT Southwestern medical school to solve problems in robotics, assistive devices, and detection of diseases. The junior faculty are highly decorated and include two NSF CAREER awardees, five Young Investigator Program awardees from DoD, and one awardee of the NIH Director’s Program.

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 Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Engineering and Software Engineering. Opportunities for interdisciplinary research are outstanding.

Located in North Texas, with hundreds of technology, large defense manufacturing, and systems integrations companies, Jonsson School students have ample opportunities for real-world, hands-on experiences. Companies and organizations such as Raytheon, General Dynamics, Medtronic, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, Texas Instruments, and UT Southwestern Medical Center participate in Mechanical Engineering's UTDesign, the Jonsson School's award-winning and corporate-sponsored capstone senior design program. Opportunities exist to further the relationships developed through UTDesign to develop joint research projects with industry.

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.

To apply for this position, applicants should submit :
(a) their current curriculum vitae
(b) letters of research and teaching interests
(c) letters of recommendation from three academic or professional references via the online application form available at

Additional references may be requested if deemed necessary. Applicants must choose one of the following as their main area of technical competence: dynamic systems & control (DSC), manufacturing & design innovation (MDI), mechanics & materials (MM), or thermal & fluid sciences (TFS).

The University of Texas at Dallas is an Equal Opportunity / Equal Access / Affirmative Action Employer committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive community.