The J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track assistant, associate or full professor level position with a nine-month academic appointment, and the possibility of an additional summer appointment contingent upon need and availability of funds, beginning fall 2023. The department seeks to make several tenured or tenure-track faculty hires in emerging topics which are strengths and focused initiatives of our department and college. These topics include, but are not limited to: (1) Energy: storage, alternative, electric/energy grid, system level analysis; (2) Autonomous and Human Machine systems: shared autonomy/automation, augmented reality/virtual reality; (3) Health Care: wearable sensors, modeling of diseases, statistical and data analysis for healthcare systems, medical robotics; (4) Resiliency: Infrastructure resiliency, vibrations and structural diagnostics, reduce reliance on rare Earth metals (critical materials), supply chain resilience; (5) Hypersonics: experimental and computational hypersonics, directed energy, laser-based diagnostics, aerothermodynamics, and multifunctional materials; and (6) Design: computational methods for materials, manufacturing, adaptive structures and systems design.
The successful applicants will be required to teach, advise and mentor graduate students, develop an independent, externally funded research program, participate in all aspects of the department’s activities, and serve the profession. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Applicants should visit http://engineering.tamu.edu/mechanical to review our academic and research programs.
The J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas has a strong local, national, and international reputation as a premier undergraduate and graduate education and research program. The department's undergraduate program is ranked No. 7 and its graduate program is ranked No. 7 among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report. The department ranks No. 3 internationally among mechanical engineering programs, according to the ShanghaiRanking global ranking of academic subjects. The department has 74 tenured or tenure track faculty and 22 research and teaching professionals that support our teaching, research and service missions. The department has approximately 1,500 undergraduate students (sophomore-senior) and over 275 Ph.D. students critical to our mission. Our doctoral program produces highly trained mechanical engineers for placement as professors and researchers at competitive universities, in industries in Texas, the nation, and internationally, and as researchers in national laboratories. There is also a large M.S. program with over 180 students that are an integral part of the research enterprise of the department. Mechanical engineering graduate students are supported by a broad spectrum of funding sources, including federal and international research grants, industrial contracts, and through major research centers, such as the Turbomachinery Laboratory, Center for Autonomous Vehicles and Sensor Systems, Center of Innovation in Mechanics for Design, INVENT Lab, StarLab and the Energy Systems Laboratory. We also have approximately 75 masters of engineering students enrolled.
Texas A&M University is located in the twin cities of Bryan and College Station, Texas, with a population of more than 273,000 and is conveniently centrally located in a triangle formed by Dallas, Houston and Austin. Texas A&M has more than 69,400 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled. Research expenditures total more than $922 million annually, ranking Texas A&M in the top tier of universities nationwide. The Texas A&M University System has an endowment valued at more than $13.6 billion and Texas A&M University ranks 3rd among U.S. public universities and 8th overall. With more than 700 faculty members and over 20,000 students, the College of Engineering is one of the largest engineering schools in the country. The college is ranked 8th in graduate studies and 7th in undergraduate programs among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report, with nine of the college’s 15 departments ranked in the Top 10. The college is also ranked 3rd in research expenditures by the American Society for Engineering Education. Texas A&M is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and having policies that contribute to work-life balance.
Applicants must have an earned doctorate in mechanical engineering or a closely related engineering or science discipline.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, diversity statement and a list of four references (including postal addresses, phone numbers and email addresses) by applying for this specific position online at https://apply.interfolio.com/112886. Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 1, 2022. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. It is anticipated the appointment will begin fall 2023.
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