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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.








Faculty Position in Experimental Fluid Mechanics

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 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. 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, and (c) letters of recommendation from three academic or professional references via the on-line application form available at

Additional references may be requested if deemed necessary.

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