Tenured/Tenure Track Assistant/Associate/Full Professor -Tribologist

Texas A&M Mechanical Engineering
Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Salary Band
Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
Full Time

The J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University invites applications for tenured/tenure-track assistant/associate/full professor level position with a nine-month academic appointment beginning Spring/Fall 2022. The department will consider individuals with demonstrated expertise and experience in computational modeling/simulation methods, artificial intelligence and machine/deep learning algorithms for addressing underlying atomic/molecular scale mechanisms that govern friction, wear, and lubrication.  We will also consider candidates with strong hands-on experience in nano, micro, and macro-scale experimental studies involving friction, wear, and lubrication. Furthermore, complementary skills and/or knowledge base in surface engineering and coatings as well as surface and structure analytical characterization techniques and advanced mechanical/tribological testing are desired.

The successful applicant 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 must have an earned doctorate in mechanical engineering or a closely related engineering or science discipline. Applicants should consult the department’s website to review our academic and research programs (http://engineering.tamu.edu/mechanical).

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 has 64 tenured or tenure track faculty and 17 research and teaching professionals that support our teaching, research and service missions. The department has over 260 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 200 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 and the Energy Systems Laboratory.

Texas A&M University is located in the twin cities of Bryan and College Station, TX, with a population of more than 273,000, and is conveniently located in a triangle formed by Dallas, Houston and Austin. Texas A&M has more than 69,300 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled. Research expenditures at Texas A&M total more than $922 million annually, ranking in the top tier of universities nationwide. With an endowment valued at more than $11.5 billion, the university ranks third among U.S. public universities and eighth overall. 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 more information visit http://dof.tamu.edu/faculty-resources/current-faculty/faculty-work-life. With close to 700 faculty members and more than 20,000 students, the College of Engineering is one of the largest engineering schools in the country. The college is ranked eighth in graduate studies and seventh in undergraduate programs among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report, with seven 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.



Applicants must have an earned doctorate in mechanical engineering or a closely related engineering or science discipline.


Application Instructions

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 at https://apply.interfolio.com/84182. Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 30, 2021. Applications received after that date may be considered until positions are filled. It is anticipated the appointments may begin fall 2022.

Job Contact

For more information, contact Sharli Nucker, Administrator at snucker@tamu.edu.


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