Academic Professional Track-Open Rank and Title (Non-Tenure)– Mechanical Engineering

Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Sep 28, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering at Texas A&M University invites applications for several full-time, open rank academic professional track (non-tenured) positions at the assistant lecturer, lecturer, senior lecturer, instructional assistant professor, instructional associate professor, instructional professor, visiting assistant professor, visiting associate professor, visiting professor, associate professor of practice, professor of practice, senior professor, visiting associate professor of the practice, visiting professor of the practice levels, with a 9-month academic appointment, and the possibility of an additional summer appointment contingent upon need and availability of funds, beginning fall 2023.

The successful applicant will be required to teach undergraduate students in courses in the mechanical engineering discipline including, but not restricted to SolidWorks, engineering experimentation, measurements, and numerical methods with computer programming and capstone design. Applicants with engineering education pedagogical research expertise will be given priority. The successful applicant is expected to participate in all aspects of the department’s activities and serve the profession. Applicants should visit 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 about 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.

For appointments at Associate Professor of the Practice, Professor of the Practice, Visiting Associate Professor of the Practice or Visiting Professor of the Practice level, applicants must have, at the minimum, an earned master's level degree or at least 18 graduate credit hours in the teaching discipline for professor of practice level titles.  We will also consider applicants with a bachelor's degree and significant professional experience.

For appointments at Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Instructional Assistant Professor, Instructional Associate Professor, or Instructional Professor level, applicants must have a master's or doctoral degree in a closely related engineering or science discipline.

For appointments at the Visiting Assistant Professor, Visiting Associate Professor, and Visiting Professor level, applicants must have a doctoral degree in a closely related engineering or science discipline.

For appointments at the Senior Professor level, applicants must have a doctoral degree in a closely related engineering or science discipline and have substantial experience in academia.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching 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 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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