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.
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.
The University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution. With a global enrollment of about 51,000, UTA is the second-largest institution in The University of Texas System. Guided by its Bold Solutions | Global Impact Strategic Plan, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban commun...ities, 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 10 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 college currently has eight active NSF CAREER grants, four of which were awarded in 2015-16. Under the direction of NAE member Ken Reifsnider, the Institute for Predictive Performance Methodologies develops applied science and engineering that demonetizes the conception, development, and application of engineered materials and structures, and the risk of using them in society. Areas of interest include engineered materials design, manufacturing, characterization, and prognostication of strength and life of as-manufactured parts and in-service material and structural systems. IPPM specializes in heterogeneous materials including: polymer, metal, and ceramic based composites for structural, electrochemical, chemical processing, nuclear fuels and nuclear waste storage, and chemical processing applications. Unique strengths include the development of special material analysis, characterization, and assessment methods that enable the prediction of future performance on the basis of current condition, including as-manufactured condition, for individual specimens, devices, structures, and systems. This is enabling technology for modern design and risk control methods such as supervisory control, zero maintenance, and certain nuclear nonproliferation strategies.