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Assistant Professor, Engineering

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Texas, United States
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Posted Date
Oct 21, 2022

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Job Title
Assistant Professor, Engineering

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

S&E-School Of Engineering & Computing Sciences

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Job Location
Corpus Christi, Texas

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The Department of Engineering in the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Engineering to begin fall 2023. The selected candidate will teach one class per semester (fall and spring semesters) and serve as a Research Engineer with Lone Star UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) Center of Excellence and Innovation (LSUASC) for additional time and research full time for 3- summer months. Applications from candidates with backgrounds in any engineering discipline are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in applicants with a background in aeronautical engineering. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are core values of the College of Engineering. Applicants from historically underrepresented groups, and candidates with demonstrated commitments to the diversity and excellence in higher education environment are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program in aeronautical engineering for LSUASC. In addition, the successful candidate will participate in curriculum development and refinement, teaching undergraduate and/or graduate engineering courses, and mentoring students.

The faculty member, working as a Research Engineer at LSUASC, under the supervision of the Associate Director, Research and Development and working in direct support of multiple Associate and Program Directors, will be expected to manage project activities including developing and tracking budgets, tracking timelines, deliverables, milestones, and providing periodic evaluations and reports for projects that range from small to large in scope. The faculty member will have experience in research. The principal duties as a member of the Engineering faculty will include an active research agenda, teaching and mentoring students, supervising student research, and engaging in other faculty responsibilities. In the role as a member of the Engineering faculty, the successful candidate will report to the Chair of the Department of Engineering.

The Department of Engineering prepares well-educated, highly skilled, and socially and professionally responsible engineers and engineering technologists from a diverse population of students so that they can have productive and rewarding careers at local, state, and national levels. Graduates will be well grounded in the fundamentals of engineering, mathematics, science, communications, and problem solving. To ensure that our graduates are valued by industry and to continually improve our program, input is sought from employers, our alumni, and an industry advisory committee so that the changing needs of industry are met. The Department of Engineering offers programs leading to Bachelor of Science degrees in civil engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, and mechanical engineering technology. We anticipate offering the Master of Science in Engineering program beginning fall 2023.

The Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation (LSUASC) is one of seven Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) UAS test sites in the United States. The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents established Lone Star UAS Center in the Fall of 2013 as a research center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. We are a global partnership for research, development, testing and evaluation of UAS technologies across educational, public, and commercial agency interests. Lone Star UAS Center also provides an economic stimulus to attract related industry partners to Texas and informs governing agencies regarding UAS operations in the National Airspace System. The Center supports the aeronautical research needs of research institutions, private-sector service providers, non-profit corporations, and local, state, and federal agencies.

Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in any Engineering discipline or a related field appropriate to LSUASC.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community.
  • Demonstrated success in mentoring colleagues and students at graduate and undergraduate levels, as measured by student presentations at conferences and graduate students' published papers.
  • Demonstrated experience/success in cultivating relationships with industry and agency professionals locally and nationally, state legislative delegations, and relevant professional associations.
  • A track record or interest in research and teaching, as measured by courses taught and the number and amount of funded ongoing and completed research efforts and publications.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in interdisciplinary research and with UAS or aeronautical research.
  • Ph.D. degree in Aeronautical or Aerospace Engineering discipline.


All required documentation must be submitted to be considered for the position.

A completed application will include:

1. A letter of application addressing listed qualifications including a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests,

2. A curriculum vitae,

3. A diversity-equity-inclusion (DEI) statement explaining the steps you have taken or plan to take to further your knowledge on the value of DEI in higher education environment,

4. Three professional references including name, address, title, telephone number, and email addresses, and

5. Copies of unofficial transcripts for graduate coursework.

The job posting will remain open until a finalist has been selected.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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