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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 Positions in Mechanical Engineering - Manufacturing

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 two tenure-system faculty positions in Mechanical Engineering at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor.

Candidates must have a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education and strong potential to develop an externally funded research program. An earned PhD degree in mechanical engineering or a closely related field is required. Candidates for the position at the associate or full professor level must have records of scholarly and professional achievements.

Applications will be considered in the general area of advanced manufacturing. Domains of interest include, but are not limited to, enhanced subtractive and additive processes, manufacturing machines, laser processing, metrology, manufacturing at the nano-, micro-, and meso-scale, cyber manufacturing, and manufacturing automation. Preference will be given to candidates who are actively engaged in the manufacturing research community, and who are interested and able to work with faculty in other areas of research, including Dynamic Systems & Control, Mechanics & Materials, and Thermal & Fluid Sciences.

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. Annual research expenditures exceed $5 million. The junior faculty members 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 fall 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. UTD provides a wide range of shared facilities to support the research and teaching, including a fully equipped machine shop, a clean room for nano/microfabrication, a microscopy center equipped with such equipment as focused ion beam and atomic resolution transmission electron microscope.

In addition to Mechanical Engineering, the Erik Jonsson School is home to the Departments of Bioengineering, Electrical & Computer 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 applications 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.

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.