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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.








Senior Lecturer 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 senior lecturer positions in Mechanical Engineering.

The minimum requirement is a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field and three years of experience in industry or academia. Candidates must have a passion for engineering education and a demonstrated ability to contribute to the success of students, with a particular emphasis on undergraduates. The selected candidates may be involved in teaching ME courses including introductory freshman and capstone design courses, advising senior design project teams, and contributing to project-based learning initiatives within the department. Industry experience and educational experience working with undergraduate engineering students, student organizations, and student teams are desirable.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is among the fastest growing programs at UT Dallas. The department was established in 2008 and currently has over 1000 students enrolled. The department has 26 tenure-system faculty members and 6 senior lecturers. The department offers ABET-accredited BS, as well as MS and PhD degree programs in mechanical engineering.

Located in North Texas, home to hundreds of technology, large defense manufacturing and systems integrations companies, Jonsson School students have ample opportunities for real-world, hands-on training in fields relevant to their futures. This past year, companies and organizations, such as Raytheon, Essilor, General Dynamics, Emerson, Texas Instruments, and UT Southwestern Medical Center, sponsored mechanical engineering senior design projects through UTDesign, the Jonsson School’s award-winning, corporate-sponsored capstone projects program. Opportunities exist to further the relationships developed through UTDesign and to develop additional joint university-industry partnerships.

In addition to Mechanical Engineering, the Erik Jonsson School is home to the Departments of Bioengineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Systems Engineering, and has interdisciplinary degree programs in Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Software Engineering.

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.