The College of Engineering at The University of Texas Permian Basin
is seeking outstanding applicants for two (2) open-rank,
tenure-track faculty positions in Mechanical Engineering, to begin
in the Spring/Fall semester(s) 2021.
The Department currently offers ABET accredited Bachelor of Science
degree and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
In addition to teaching and service responsibilities, the
successful candidate(s)will be expected to establish innovative,
externally-funded research program(s) with effective collaborations
in their area(s) of expertise with industry and national labs.
Senior applicants should have an outstanding record of externally
funded research. Strong preference will be given to candidates with
experience and expertise in addressing problems related to advanced
manufacturing and thermo-fluidics. The successful candidate(s)
should additionally have plans to involve undergraduate and
graduate students in their research.
UTPB is located in West Texas (Odessa and Midland), in the heart of
the Permian Basin, one of the most important petroleum-producing
regions in the world. Faculty often have the opportunity to
collaborate with oil and chemical companies on student projects
directed at problems related to oil production and its associated
processing industries. A new Engineering Building with
state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities houses the
College of Engineering. More information about the College of
Engineering can be found at:
Finalists for the position will be required to submit a brief grant
proposal to the University of Texas System STARs grant program,
which may provide the successful applicant substantial research
start-up funding. More information about the STARs program may be
• PhD in Mechanical Engineering
• Expertise in any of the following areas: thermo-fluidics,
advanced manufacturing, mechanical design, controls and
• The ability to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in
• Senior applicants should have an outstanding record of externally
• Experience in curriculum development and program
• Evidence of mentoring student research
• Evidence of quality instruction
• Experience teaching in the University classroom, both
face-to-face and in an on-line format
• Strong preference will be given to candidates with experience and
expertise in addressing problems related to advanced manufacturing
• Evidence of professional service at state, regional, national,
and/or international level
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until
the positions are filled.
Questions regarding the search may be addressed to Dr. Forrest
Flocker at MEjobs@utpb.edu.
HOW TO APPLY:
All applicants must submit a UTPB electronic application in order
to be considered. Link to posting at the UTPB Careers
Please include all required documents with your
A single .pdf file with the application and support materials,
Support materials consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae,
statement of research interests, a list of potential courses to be
taught, and complete contact information for at least three
Unofficial transcripts of all college work should be attached
separately in the “Transcript” field.
Additional attachment fields are available for documents that
exceed the acceptable file size of the application system. For
technical assistance, e-mail the Recruiter at:
*NOTE: Official transcripts are required upon hire and before an
offer letter may be tendered.
The University offers an excellent compensation package which
includes a broad range of employee benefits including free health
insurance (employee only) as well as a generous retirement program.
We invite you to learn more at www.utpb.edu.
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and underrepresented
groups are encouraged to apply.
UTPB participates in e-Verify.