The College of Technology is among the fastest growing colleges at the University of Houston, a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university. We are looking for highly dedicated scholars, researchers, and teachers to help us prepare the future’s technologist, scientists, and business leaders.
The Department of Engineering Technology at the University of Houston (UH) invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position at the associate/full professor rank in the Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) program, to begin in August 2019. We seek an outstanding individual demonstrating a track record of excellence in research as well as in teaching. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
The ideal candidate is expected to:
1. Teach Computer Aided Engineering, Computer Aided Design, and Solid Mechanics courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels,
2. Conduct research within the concentration areas of (one or more of) the following: Solid Mechanics (Elasticity/Plasticity Theory), Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Finite Element Analysis (and/or other similar numerical engineering analysis methods), Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, or Data Analytics.
4. Develop collaborative research with local, national, and/or international research and industrial partners;
5. Contribute to maintaining a high quality program with ABET accreditations;
6. Develop and teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in the Mechanical Engineering Technology program; and
7. Participate in professional service to the Department of Engineering Technology, College of Technology, University of Houston, and professional societies.
The University of Houston is a Tier One Research University with strong connections to the Houston Energy Research Park, Houston Energy Corridor, and the Texas Medical Center. With access to state-of-the-art technology and research facilities, the Department of Engineering Technology is experiencing steady growth in research funding and student enrollment. Currently the department has over 2,100 students, 26 full-time faculty with an active externally funded research agenda and offers four B.S. and four M.S. degree programs.According to collegefactual.com, the UH Mechanical Engineering Technology program is ranked as the 3rd most popular mechanical engineering technology degree in the United States. Faculty members may collaborate with other colleges such as Cullen College of Engineering to supervise Ph.D. students. More information can be found at http://www.uh.edu/technology/departments/et/
The application packet should include: (a) current vita; (b) contact information of three references; (c) statements on the applicant’s philosophy regarding research, teaching, and service; and (d) the applicant’s research accomplishments and future interest. The application will remain open until the position is filled.
The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
A Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline such as Aerospace Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering is required; B.S. and/or M.S. degrees in these engineering disciplines are highly desired. A track record of interacting and building industry-academy-government partnerships and industrial experience are desirable. The ideal candidate shall demonstrate potential to advance the general field of mechanical engineering technology.
Internal Number: FAC000846
About University of Houston
Founded in 1927, the University of Houston is the leading public research university in the vibrant international city of Houston. Each year, we educate more than 40,750 students in more than 300 undergraduate and graduate academic programs, on campus and online. UH awards more than 8,000 degrees annually, with more than 200,000 alumni. UH is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university.